Founded in 1989, Georgia Bio is a non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes the interests and growth of the life sciences industry. Members include companies, universities, research institutions, government groups and other industry associations involved in discovery and application of life sciences products and related services that improve the health and well-being of people around the world.
The Georgia Economic Developers Association is a non-profit association of professionals and volunteers who are involved with the economic development of the cities and counties of Georgia.
Since 1990, GRA has helped recruit scores of world-renowned scientists, known as Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars®, and helped fuel the start of more than 150 companies. GRA has also been a key catalyst for two dozen centers of research excellence, university-based enterprises that are magnets for scientists and federal research dollars. The GRA venture development program is Georgia’s only non-profit catalyst for seeding and shaping companies around research at universities. Georgia State faculty innovators are eligible to participate in the program, which provides early stage funding to support activities that help move new ventures toward the market.
The Georgia State University Foundation has played a critical role in the emergence of Georgia State as a leading public research university. The foundation and its donors are important sources of operating, endowment and capital funds.
The Innovation Crescent is a geographic area and a coalition of more than a dozen counties and entities focused on life sciences and economic development.
The federal government offers two major programs that provide early stage/high risk funding for start-ups and small business: the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer program (STTR). To be eligible, the small business must be American owned, organized as a for-profit entity and have less than 500 employees.
TAG educates, promotes, influences and unites Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s technology-based economy.
The University System of Georgia leverages the state’s investment in Georgia’s higher education to grow jobs for Georgians.