Students

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The Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) connects Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students to entrepreneurial opportunities around campus and within innovation-driven work environments. As a student, you will gain access to the entrepreneurial side of the Georgia Tech community, which will provide you with a long-term connection to the Institute and your overall career goals. By interacting with EI2, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to turn your ideas into a technology-driven company through EI2 programs such as:
    • Innovation Corps (I-Corps): prepares student entrepreneurs who are National Science Foundation (NSF) grantees with the ability to extend their research beyond the laboratory, leading to the commercialization of technology.
    • Integrated Program for Startups (GT:IPS): provides training and support to students interested in launching companies based on Georgia Tech intellectual property.
    • VentureLab: transforms Georgia Tech students’ innovative research into companies.
    • Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC): through co-op and intern programs, students are able to learn alongside entrepreneurs within ATDC Select startups.
  • Gain exposure to real-world experience before graduating by:
    • Participating in projects led by corporations.
    • Working as a student assistant for EI2.
    • Conducting research for community-based partners.
    • Becoming a co-op or intern for an industry  or public sector  EI2 client in areas such as manufacturing, healthcare, economic development, and more.
  • Engage directly with industry professionals and faculty and staff from other universities through competitions and campus programs such as:
    • Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (GTRIC): captures and exhibits cutting-edge scientific and technical research conducted by graduate students.
    • Inventure Prize: fostering an interest in invention, innovation, and an entrepreneurial lifestyle through a faculty-led innovation competition in which undergraduate students develop and present inventions.
    • Convergence Innovation Competition: joins industry partners and students to develop innovative and commercially viable applications and services, with winning entries consisting of a working end-to-end prototype.
    • Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER Program): gain  instruction in technology commercialization processes with a focus on intellectual property, technology law, and business fundamentals.
    • Capstone Design: design, build, and test prototypes with real-world applications. At the end of each semester, students showcase their work at the Capstone Design Expo.
    • Start-Up Competition: discover market opportunities for a start-up and create an innovative business model to address the need.
    • Start-Up Gauntlet: participate in an intense, interactive customer discovery process to determine market fit for a start-up. Gain real-world market research experience before graduating.

In addition, through EI2 programs, you will obtain connections and access to companies and organizations in order to gain real-world, hand-on experience that top companies seek when recruiting for employees.
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