Corporate Connect

Corporate Connect is the gateway connecting industry to the University of Georgia’s groundbreaking research, resources and expertise.

Whether you want to sponsor a research project, find expertise, access specialized facilities and equipment, commercialize a discovery, or locate advanced training — Corporate Connect puts industry in touch with the UGA resources you need.

Research Excellence

Research Excellence

As the state’s most comprehensive research institution, the University of Georgia has a broad array of basic and applied research programs that generate over $133 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants. With 17 colleges and schools, in addition to a shared medical school campus, UGA offers an array of resources for industry in targeted research areas:

Healthy People, Healthy Communities
Environmental Sustainability
Core Strengths

Industry-Sponsored Research

Industry sponsored research

Industry can partner and sponsor research through the Office of the Vice President for Research. UGA’s core facilities, research expertise and resources are an attractive opportunity for new, emerging companies and  established companies seeking new product innovations and R&D initiatives.

Centers and Institutes


Centers and institutes at UGA bring faculty and students together from across the university to pursue research, teaching, and outreach on national and global issues — from animal and human health to environment to security — as well as broad scholarly and social topics.

OVPR Centers and Institutes
UGA Centers and Institutes

Core Facilities

UGA core facilities provide academia and industry with access to cutting-edge expertise and technologies, technical support and education. Core facilities offer an array of imaging, pathology, analytical, computational and other technologies, as well as consultation and training.

UGA Core Facilities

Faculty Expertise

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Connect to UGA faculty research expertise to enhance corporate projects and initiatives.



Recruit and employ our graduates, interns and alumni for career opportunities with your company and enhance your organizations employee base.

Executive Education

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UGA’s Terry College of Business Executive Programs offer a suite of conferences and educational leadership programs designed to meet the needs of businesses and executives. Whether at our classroom facilities in Buckhead, or on site at your organization, we combine faculty with industry experts to deliver programs that provide critical skills necessary for success.

Technology Transfer


The Technology Commercialization Office works flexibly and collaboratively with industry to maximize private sector-UGA relationships. UGA’s technology transfer program ranks among the top U.S. universities for moving inventions into the marketplace. Licensing agreements with industry partners have led to the commercialization of hundreds of products.

Products Available to License

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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The Georgia BioBusiness Center, located on UGA’s Athens campus,  works with indigenous and recruited start-up bioscience companies with research and technology ties to the University of Georgia. The GBBC provides an economic stimulus to the Northeast Georgia region as companies provide jobs and solve unmet community needs by translating University research into products and services.

Georgia BioBusiness Center Companies

Economic Development


UGA’s Office of Economic Development contributes to Georgia’s economic prosperity by helping create jobs, create and expand businesses and enhance community tax bases as well as by providing education, training and information for individuals and organizations responsible for economic development.