University of Georgia entrepreneurs and innovators discussing successes on panel at Cine

Success Stories

UGA entrepreneurs and inventors share their stories

University of Georgia researchers Marc van Iersel and Erico Mattos

From idea to marketplace

Innovation Gateway helps turn research into commercial products

University of Georgia researcher Hitesh Handa with graduate students

Industry Express Licensing

New licensing program to foster industry collaborations

Georgia Bio Awards 2017 recipients

Georgia Bio Awards 2017

Recognizes UGA's impact on life sciences industry

University of Georgia researcher Zion Tse in lab

UGA I-Corps

Accelerator program will serve up to 30 new startup projects a year


RSS Innovation – UGA Research

Gateway Newsletter

  • June 2018 Spotlighted Inventor – Holly Sellers

    Holly Sellers is a UGA alumnae who received both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently a professor in the Department of Pathology at UGA where she studies clinical and molecular virology with a focus on avian viruses. Her research in this area has led to 10 invention disclosures, 4 issued patents, and several UGA poultry vaccine products that have been licensed to help secure Georgia’s $28 billion poultry industry. Read more →


12:00 pm 2018 AgTech Conference of the South @ Alpharetta Conference Center
2018 AgTech Conference of the South @ Alpharetta Conference Center
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm
The AgTech Conference of the South is Georgia’s first conference dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship that is shaping the future of agriculture. This inaugural Conference will take place this July 23 – 25, 2018 in Alpharetta, Ga., at the new Alpharetta Conference Center at The Hotel at Avalon. Agtech business executives and leaders, agtech startups, enterprise farmers, investors, university faculty, government, and other agtech enthusiasts will not want to miss this first-time Conference. Special early bird pricing is available until March 31, 2018. Hosted by Tech Alpharetta, in partnership with the City of Alpharetta, the three-day Conference will address the explosive growth in agtech that has resulted from the intersection of agriculture and technology. With an emphasis on the farm-to-fork value chain, the event will feature an impressive list of speakers from leading organizations, such as ACGO, Syngenta, Microsoft, Proagrica, The Climate Corporation, Oracle, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, and many more. Panel discussions and break-out sessions will cover a variety of topics, including: Big Data in Agriculture AgTech Logistics and Supply Chain State of the Region in Agtech Agtech Innovation Plant Genetics Biotech The Conference will also host an AgTech Startup Pitch Off at which agtech entrepreneurs...
8:00 am Turfgrass Research Field Day @ UGA Griffin Campus
Turfgrass Research Field Day @ UGA Griffin Campus
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get the latest information on how to care for your lawn or your golf course from UGA researchers and Extension specialists. The field day includes such topics as controlling turf insects like mole crickets and white grubs and turf pests like crabgrass and other turf weeds.
5:00 pm BioBash in Athens @ Southern Brewing Company
BioBash in Athens @ Southern Brewing Company
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BioBash in Athens: A Discussion of Polymers / Bioplastics / and other Biomedical Puzzles Come network with leading professionals in the Athens life sciences community at the Southern Brewing Company. Two TED-style talks will be followed by a reception that will provide an opportunity to interact with the speakers and others in the North Georgia life sciences and biotech industries, discuss issues affecting our growing industry, and form new relationships. Includes beverages and appetizers. Speakers Hitesh Handa, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering, University of Georgia James Warnock, Ph.D. Professor and School Chair, School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering, University of Georgia Date Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Time 5:00 – 6:00pm – Registration & Networking 6:00 – 7:00pm – Program (Two TED-style talks) 7:00 – 8:00pm – Networking Hour Location Southern Brewing Company 231 Collins Industrial Blvd Athens, GA 30601 706-548-7183 Registration Rates UGA Faculty/Staff $0* Students $25** GaBio Member $25 Non-Member $25 *UGA is a Champion Member – UGA faculty/staff/employees may register at the Champion level for free. **First 25 UGA student attendees receive FREE admission (Contact Tyler Duggins at or 706-542-8969). Onsite registration is available.