Published on: 04-05-2011
Tech's TI:GER® (Technological
Innovation: Generating Economic Results) Program recently won a grant from
Georgia Tech's Fund for Innovation in Research and Innovation (GT FIRE) for an international
technology commercialization project, to be conducted in collaboration with Ludwig Maximilian University
(LMU) of Munich, Germany.
is a partnership between Georgia Tech and Emory University School of Law that
brings together PhD, MBA, and law students to learn about the challenges
of commercializing innovative technologies.
part of the international project, select TI:GER students will travel to Munich (beginning in fall 2011)
to gain first-hand experience working with foreign teams on projects for
startup entities from LMU's Entrepreneurship Center lab incubator. "This global dimension is transformative and
vital to the competitiveness of our graduates," says Professsor Marie
Thursby, TI:GER's founder and executive director, who was responsible for
obtaining this grant.
students also will attend seminars on the European patent and regulatory
processes and technology commercialization at LMU's Institute for Innovation
Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec), a research and
education institute for managing innovation. "We are looking forward to extending this collaboration to a fully
reciprocal exchange training arrangement between LMU and Georgia Tech," says
Professor Dietmar Harhoff, director of INNO-tec and the LMU Entrepreneurship
as part of the exchange program, LMU students will visit Atlanta, working on
teams with TI:GER students on technology commercialization projects for
startups in Georgia Tech's VentureLab and Advacned Technology Development
Center, a business incubator.
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