Students of the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech have wide-ranging policy interests. For those interested in Science and Technology Policy and Economic Development Policy, the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) offers unique opportunities for research.
The EI2 offers one of the strongest technology transfer programs of any university in the United States. In addition to the Advanced Technology Development Center, EI2 also provides Community Innovation Services, the MBDA Business Center, Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Contracting Education Academy, and much more.
Several Public Policy faculty also work in the EI2, offering our students exceptional undergraduate and graduate research assistantships at the forefront of science, technology and innovation policy research. Our students gain an inside perspective on one of the finest technology transfer and policy research centers in the U.S. Several of our recent doctoral students, such as Luciano Kay and Stephen Carley, Jr., have worked more than four years at EI2 as graduate research assistants. They are able to share with other universities what it takes to commercialize research to stimulate regional economic development. The EI2 is just another Georgia Tech entity that ensures our graduates are ready to bring the latest research into practice to affect positive changes in society.