Centers

Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP)

CACP focuses on key issues that influence the development, implementation and adoption of cutting-edge, advanced communications technologies. CACP work includes assessment of policy issues and production of regulatory filings, identification of future options for innovation, and articulation of a clearer vision of the ever-changing technology landscape.

Center for Ethics and Technology (CET)

CET is dedicated to fostering a culture of critical inquiry and deliberation about ethical issues that arise in relation to technological systems. The center has a special focus on helping members of the Georgia Tech campus and beyond to acquire tools for recognizing, analyzing and responding to ethical issues, ranging from matters of research ethics through decision making in professional contexts to consideration of the social and environmental implications of innovation.

Center for Urban Innovation (CUI)

CUI supports research that thinks globally, acts locally, and encourages researchers, students, and civic leaders to find innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to shaping sustainable cities. Faculty associated with the center engage in research ranging from civic computing to urban design. The CUI supports scholarly research on issues ranging from the planning and implementing of linear parks like the Atlanta BeltLine to mapping innovative approaches to urban governance around the world.

Climate and Energy Policy Lab (CEPL)

CEPL supports students by positioning them for leadership careers that address sustainable energy challenges in various areas of professional life, including government agencies, universities, not-for-profits, and industry. CEPL conducts research on clean energy employment; financing, information and regulatory policies to promote energy-efficiency investments; renewable energy policies and trends in the U.S. South; smart grid policies; and demand response programs. It is involved in studies of climate mitigation under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and our policy interests span the triad of mitigation, adaptation, and geo-engineering.

Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) Innovation Co-Lab

The Innovation Co-Laboratory (Innovation Co-Lab) is a strategic partnership among Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the University of Manchester (UNIMAN), and Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). The respective key units are GeorgiaTech’s School of Public Policy and Enterprise Innovation Institute through the Program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP); UNIMAN’s Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR); and BIT’s School of Management and Economics. The Innovation Co-Lab engages researchers in mutually agreed research projects, exchange, training, and other related activities in the domain of science, technology, and innovation management and policy. Philip Shapira, Alan Porter, and Jan Youtie and other leading scholars in this program enable students to contribute substantially to research in the field.

Internet Governance Project (IGP)

Founded in 2004 by Milton Mueller, IGP has grown to be a leading source of analysis of global Internet policy and Internet resource management. Its blog posts and publications are widely read by governments, industry, and civil society organizations. IGP puts expertise into practical action in the fields of global governance, Internet policy, and information and communication technology, participating directly in Internet governance institutions like the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), the U.N. Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD-ICCP).

Technology Policy and Assessment Center (TPAC)

TPAC is a policy research team developing ways to shape innovation for global development. Faculty affiliates conduct future-oriented analysis of technological change centering on equity, equality, and basic needs.