Georgia Centers of Innovation Information Technology

The Center of Innovation for Information Technology is the key resource for helping Georgia’s technology community find collaborative research opportunities and partners to connect, compete and grow globally. From health IT and medical devices to cyber security and mobility, the Center is an open door to Georgia’s robust technology community that helps businesses seize new opportunities.


Georgia has one of the largest and most diverse technology industries in the nation with major strengths in health IT, medical devices, software development and digital entertainment. More than 14,300 technology companies and 165,000 employees call Georgia home. The state’s dedication to the growth and success of its technology industry has led to the location of industry leaders such as Greenway Health, Panasonic Automotive, McKesson Technology Solutions, AT&T Mobility and NCR. Georgia also has major educational assets having three of the top 100 research institutions and U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Top 10 annually.
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Georgia delegation represents at BIO2016

Representatives from Georgia are in to San Francisco this week in order to experience the largest global event for biomedical and healthcare knowledge: 2016 BIO International Convention.

The conference caters to those who wish to gain crucial networking partners and learn about trends within the medical field. Attendees are able to attend hundreds of sessions over a wide variety of medical topics and experience some of the most influential minds in the field.

Georgia is an essential player within the biomedical industry providing resources across the total value chain. Currently home to 400+ life science companies, 225+ HIT companies, 40+ leading health organizations, and 8 research universities, the access to pristine industry leaders, research facilities, and educational opportunities allows companies to create connections and find a diverse and experienced population for any of their research or employment needs.

This year, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) will host a Georgia, USA Pavilion throughout the 2016 BIO International Convention consisting of 13 co-exhibitors—includes academic institutions, various life science organizations, life science companies, and government agencies:

Arbor Pharmaceuticals

Arbor Pharmaceuticals is an Atlanta-based specialty pharmaceutical company which currently markets prescription products for cardiovascular and pediatric disorders. Arbor also markets OTC (nonprescription) drug products and has several branded and generic prescription pipeline products in late stage development.

Augusta University

Augusta University, one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia, actively fosters translational research and links laboratory findings to bedside care and the biomedical industry.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Office of Technology and Innovation

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the CDC is the nation’s leading public health agency, dedicated to saving lives and protecting the health of Americans. CDC remains at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. By working with other states and partners, the CDC is able to provide a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, maintain national health statistics, and also develop new research.

Emory University: Office of Technology Transfer

Through its Office of Technology Transfer, Emory currently manages more than 1,500 technologies invented by its researchers, clinicians and employees. Over the past two decades, Emory has helped create 72 start-up companies and received more than $845 million in licensing revenues from its drugs, diagnostics, devices and consumer products. Currently, more than 50 products are already in the marketplace or in various stages of regulatory approval.

GeorgiaBIO & BIO/Med Investor Network

Georgia Bio is the non-profit association representing the life sciences industry in Georgia. Members are those involved in discovery and application of life science products and related services that improve health and well-being of people throughout the world. Georgia Bio is the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. The Bio/Med Investor Network was created in late 2014 to address the need to connect early-stage biomedical, medtech and healthcare-related companies with angel investors interested in advancing technologies in this innovative industry.

Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, locating new markets for Georgia products, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development. The state’s dedicated, multi-functional team of professionals understands the healthcare and life science industry’s complex and unique business needs.

Georgia Innovation Crescent

Georgia’s Innovation Crescent is both a geographic region and partnership of 15 counties and economic development entities dedicated to Georgia’s life science and technology growth.  Over the past decade, Georgia’s Innovation Crescent has quietly emerged as a hub of life science and technology in the Southeast with top research organizations, teaching institutions, government entities and nonprofits along with a wide range of life science companies, large and small.

Caprico Biotechnologies, INC.

Caprico Biotechnology, Inc. was founded in 2013 with a vision to develop innovative products that provide evaluation tools for pre or post treatment of immunotherapy against cancer and autoimmune diseases as well as help facilitate the standardization of quality control in immunotherapy industry. During last two years the company has developed nearly 300 monoclonal antibodies that are being used for research in reputed institutions all over the world as well as a few independent diagnostic centers.

Ennaid Therapeutics

Using proprietary technology that shows >95% inhibition of Zika virus (a global pandemic), Ennaid Therapeutics is developing therapeutic cures (not vaccines) for Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses.

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is creating the next big breakthroughs to improve patient care and the quality of life. Within Georgia Tech’s 1 million-square foot, state–of-the-art bioengineering and biosciences research complex, experts partner on basic, applied and clinical research. Areas of research focus include: regenerative medicine, immuno-engineering, neuroscience, systems biology, bioinformatics, genomics, cell manufacturing and pharmaceutical development.

Georgia Quick Start

Georgia Quick Start, the nation’s No. 1 workforce training program, provides comprehensive, customized training to qualified new or expanding companies at no cost to create and save jobs, and promote business success. Quick Start’s Georgia BioScience Training Center enables hands-on learning of the specific processes and procedures in a life science operation.

Georgia State University

Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The university addresses 21st century challenges to critical quality of life issues by combining state-of-the-art facilities and superior researchers to investigate global challenges including health concerns, education and economic development.

Innovation Gateway, University of Georgia

University of Georgia researchers develop innovative solutions to global needs leading to more than 575 and 140+ startup companies. Key technologies include therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics for animal and human health; antiviral; glycomics, biofuels and food safety technologies; crop/plant varieties; software and educational tools.


VIZITECH USA (VZT) is a state-of-the-art training and education company, specializing in 3D and interactive/augmented reality learning programs and technology. VZT offers 2D and 3D hardware, software, imaging and custom content solutions for training and educational needs. Their one of a kind 3D technology engages the recipient’s mind and increases both comprehension and retention of vital information.

Contact GDEcD

For more information on Georgia’s public-private business partnerships, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development at 404.962.4000.

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