The Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) connects industry to individualized solutions. Due to the variety of EI2 programs and services within those programs, you will be able to receive customized services to help attain your desired outcome.Whether you work for or own an established company, an organization that is struggling, or one that is just getting started, EI2 is available to partner with you. EI2 provides training, coaching, and other forms of assistance to companies and organizations of any size in all industries in order to help you:
- Improve processes.
- Find new customers.
- Coach staff or management.
- Identify new business opportunities.
- Obtain grants, loans, and funding.
- And more.
In addition, as the primary business outreach organization for Georgia Tech, EI2 is able to connect you to Georgia Tech’s resources, including faculty, staff, students, research, technology, and services of other units on campus, as well as within the larger Georgia Tech network of partners.
The following EI2 programs help industry become more competitive and drive positive economic impact:
Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP): helps manufacturers increase top-line growth and reduce bottom-line costs through strategic planning, innovation management, process improvement, ISO standards, sustainability, and energy services.
Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC): helps Georgia businesses identify, compete for, and win government contracts in order to sustain and grow their businesses.
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center: helps Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) with accessing capital, increasing profitability, creating jobs, and becoming sustainable.
Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (SETAAC): provides federal funding to manufacturing firms that have experienced declines in employment and sales as a result of import competition.
The Contracting Education Academy: allows private industry personnel who are pursuing government contracts to discover business-growth opportunities and network with and learn alongside government contracting officials.
Energy Management and Technology Program: utilizes research by world-renowned faculty and conducts projects with industry to assist the overall state and federal mission of managing energy consumption.
Startup Ecosystems: helps companies with commercialization and market research and ties businesses into local communities that are looking for business-growth opportunities.
Innovation Strategy and Impact: helps organizations within a community increase your communities’ local advantage to attract, maintain, and grow business.
health@EI2: helps industry manage the impact of rising healthcare costs on individual businesses.
ATDC: provides coaching, connections, and a community to foster the development of technology startups in Georgia.