Techlanta and Tech Square

An extraordinary density of startups. A conglomeration of big-brand corporations. An exceptionally qualified talent pool.

Techlanta and Tech Square

All of the above come together at the technology neighborhood that Georgia Tech built: Technology Square.

Within Tech Square’s eight blocks in Midtown Atlanta, this concentrated combination effectively fuels an ongoing ecosystem of innovation.

This innovation ecosystem is one of the key reasons Georgia Tech easily retains its reputation as a top-10 public research university, maximizing this dynamic interplay of talent, research, and technology transfer.

 

What’s Happening in Tech Square?

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Incubators, Accelerators, Collaborators

The Advanced Technology Development Center
Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2)
VentureLab
Sandbox ATL
Google for Entrepreneurs
CreateX
Technology Association of Georgia
Tech Square Ventures
 

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High Tech Spaces and Facilities

The Biltmore
Centergy One
The Garage
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Global Learning Center
Scheller College of Business
Tech Square Labs
Technology Square Research Building
 

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Innovation Centers and Partners

Anthem Inc.
AT&T Mobility
The Boeing Company
Chick-fil-A
Coca-Cola Partners
Delta Air Lines
Emerson Climate Technologies
The Home Depot
Keysight Technologies
NCR Corporation
Panasonic Automotive
Siemens
Southern Company
Stanley Black & Decker
ThyssenKrupp Elevator
Worldpay U.S.
UCB Inc.

 
An image of Tech Square with hexagonal overlay pattern; a image of President Peterson

 

 

 

A bicycle rider in Tech Square

“Our research as well as collaborations with government, business, and industry result in solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges, while preparing a skilled and diverse workforce.

“A good example is Tech Square,” says Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson.

“This innovation neighborhood has helped foster an environment that attracts not only the entrepreneurial community but also a number of major Fortune 500 and multinational firms that see it as a critical component that helps drive their business.”

 

Tech Square Expansion Timeline

Georgia Tech launched Tech Square in 2000 with the help of crucial investors.

A graphic representation of the Tech Square timeline

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Explore Technology Square

 

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Map of Tech Square
848 Spring Street
Tech Square Labs Building
The Academy of Medicine Building
Tech Square Research Building
Centergy One
Capstone Building
The Biltmore
Global Learning Center
Scheller College Building
759 Peachtree Street
760 Spring Street
Coda
848 Spring St. NW
The Garage

Event venue and collaborative workspace


Sandbox ATL

The collaboration platform for Tech Square


Innovation studios for startups and for enterprise teams, coworking space for entrepreneurs and students, design, coding, marketing, finance, and advisory services, Google for Entrepreneurs, and startup funding.


Home of Atlanta Startup Battle

The freshest and most unique pitch competition in Atlanta.


The cornerstone of innovation is its history. The Historic Academy of Medicine was built in 1941 to serve as host to the city’s oldest medical society, the Medical Association of Atlanta. In 2008 the building was gifted to Georgia Institute of Technology. Today it serves as a premier event venue.


Technology Square Research Building
Georgia Tech Georgia Electronic Design Center

A cross-disciplinary electronics and photonics research center.


Georgia Tech Dept of Interactive Computing

The School of Interactive Computing (IC) aims to redefine the human experience of computing.


CreateX

A faculty-led, student-focused initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in Georgia Tech students.


GVU Center

Inspires and enables interdisciplinary research in people-centered computing technology, creating new innovations for society.


Georgia Tech Digital Media

Provides students with a foundational, theoretical background in digital media.


Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center

Accelerating innovation in networking, computing, mobility and convergence by enabling communities of collaboration.


The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)

A research, design and consulting lab.


Centergy
ATDC

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is Georgia’s technology incubator

ATDC is home to various startups through the Accelerate program. Check out the Accelerate Startups!


Venturelab

Georgia Tech's startup accelerator


Institute for People and Technology

Shaping the future of human-centered systems, environments and technologies to promote satisfying, healthy and productive lives.


Enterprise Innovation Institute

Georgia Tech's primary business outreach organization helping startups, industry, the public sector and students improve competitiveness and positively impact the economy.


Technology Association of Georgia

Membership organization for technology-focused business growth


AT&T Foundry

Innovative startup incubator and facilitator


Keysight

Keysight Technologies Inc. is the world's leading electronic measurement company


Engage

Mentorship-driven accelerator and venture fund targeting high-tech startups


Tech Square Ventures

Early stage venture capital firm


Southern Co. Energy Innovation Center

Where Southern Company's most inventive ideas and programs that work to bring better, more reliable and more efficient energy across the country.


The University Financing Foundation

TUFF is a 501(c)(3) foundation that uses below-market financing and generous lease agreements to develop facilities for education and research institutions.


Capstone
Flashpoint

Flashpoint is a startup engineering program and framework for finding genuine unmet demand and building scalable companies to satisfy it.


The Historic Biltmore
Candid Partners

A cloud consulting firm that combines enterprise-class scale and process with born-in-the-cloud domain expertise.


CCG Advisors

Business advisory firm focused on helping owners of privately held companies.


Pindrop

Multi-factor anti-fraud and authentication solutions.


352 Inc.

Digital business strategy, design, and marketing.


Hypepotamus

The community publication for innovation and startups in the Southeast.


Chick-fil-A Innovation Center

At this satellite office, Chik-fil-A collaborates and develops new technology solutions to benefit customers.


CEISMC

Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing.


Global Learning Center
Georgia Tech Professional Education

Georgia Tech's center for professional education offering certificates, degrees, and training for individuals and businesses.


Meeting Space

The Global Learning Center offers a variety of learning and meeting spaces for organizations.


Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

The perfect place to stay when visiting Tech Square from out of town.


Scheller
Scheller College of Business

As part of a world-renowned technical research university, Scheller is leading the innovation of business education. Scheller is focused on applying technological advancements to every conceivable commercial and social enterprise.


759 W Peachtree St NW
Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

The state of Georgia’s leading small business development and supplier diversity organization


760 Spring St NW
Georgia Tech Foundation

It is the mission of the Georgia Tech Foundation, its Board of Trustees, officers and staff to foster and manage gifts given in support of academic excellence in the spirit and traditions of the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Center for Geographic Information Systems/IMAGINE Lab

The IMAGINE (Interactive Media Architecture Group in Education) Lab is composed of a group of researchers and students with a mission of serving the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) community.


A premier mixed-use development spanning 770,000 square feet, Coda will serve as the culminating structure of Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta.

Innovators Coming Early 2019.


 

A Hub of Problem Solvers

A key factor is access to talent — specifically, access to the talent of students, faculty, and researchers at Georgia Tech.”

Within the past two years alone, 17 innovation centers connected to major corporations — such as Anthem, The Boeing Company, Chick-fil-A, and ThyssenKrupp Elevator — have set up shop in Tech Square, serving as solid testimony to Peterson’s point.

Fueling those innovation centers is a constant influx of young and progressive idea-generators and problem-solvers in the form of Tech interns.

These interns are taking advantage of innovation center opportunities that are just a trolley ride away from their residence halls — and recently graduated Yellow Jackets well-equipped and excited about putting their years of collaborative and interdisciplinary training toward creating real-world solutions.

Two students having a discussion at the AT&T Foundry

 

Sabrina Saksena, founder of “smart campus” app Cytilife, takes center stage at Atlanta Startup Battle held at Tech Square Labs

Sabrina Saksena speaking on stage

Cycle Atlanta was developed by the school of interactive computing in Tech Square. It includes apps that enable cyclists to record their rides and share those data with planners to more effectively design new cycling facilities in Atlanta.

A cyclist holding a phone showing the Cycle Atlanta app

 

Merrick Furst, founder of Flashpoint, teaches a story telling workshop. Flashpoint is a startup engineering program based out of Tech Square’s Capstone building.

Merrick Furst speaking at Flashpoint

Entrepreneurs Unite

As for the entrepreneurial community, Tech Square provides a wealth of incubation and accelerator support through companies such as the Advanced Technology Development Center and CREATE-X.

Startups also stand to benefit from proximity to other entities at Tech Square — newly hatched or well-established — that they might partner with.

Indeed, it is the density of the assortment of research and technology resources at Tech Square that makes the level of interaction with faculty, labs, students, and each other superlative.

In essence, Tech Square is the embodiment of Georgia Tech’s collaborative, entrepreneurial culture enabling game-changing research that translates into real-life solutions — solutions that turn students into entrepreneurs, startups into success stories, and businesses — small and large — into superior versions of themselves.

In the News

Atlanta Business Chronicle:

$400 Million Coda Will Be "Game-Changer" for Atlanta's Tech Square

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PR Newswire:

UCB Opens Solution Accelerator at Georgia Tech Technology Square

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Datacenter Dynamics:

DataBank Announces HPC Data Center in Atlanta's Tech Square

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Video: Tech Square - The Heart of Atlanta's Tech Scene


 

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Corbett Gilliam
Advanced Technology Development Center [ATDC]
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corbett.gilliam@atdc.org

 

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Greg King
Associate Vice President
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478.471.5398
greg.king@gatech.edu

 

 
 
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