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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British Payments Entrepreneur Finds Success in Metro Atlanta

The City of Atlanta continues to grow as a technology hub in the United States. Midtown Atlanta is at the epicenter of that growth and as an innovation district for the Southeast has garnered attention from firms large and small from all around the globe. One such example of this new worldwide interest in the Peach State is TruRating, a mass-market rating system offered to retailers and restaurants as an alternative to traditional rating sites like Yelp! and TripAdvisor. Founder and CEO Georgina Nelson recognized Atlanta’s commitment to IT innovation and with support from the Georgia Center of Innovation for IT and the Georgia Department of Economic Development she decided to plant the flag of her American outpost in Georgia  in 2015 (TruRating is already live in both the UK and Australia and has offices in Canada). Recently, TruRating has reached another milestone – raising $12 million in private investment in advance of the company’s US launch in the Fall.

Learn more about TruRating’s recent successes:

Global Atlanta – British Female Payments Entrepreneur Finds Business Base, ‘Good Life’ in Atlanta

Atlanta Business Chronicle – Atlanta’s TruRating rings up $12.6 million in funding

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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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