University of Georgia researchers Marc van Iersel and Erico Mattos

From idea to marketplace

Innovation Gateway helps turn research into commercial products

Georgia Bio Awards 2017 recipients

Georgia Bio Awards 2017

Recognizes UGA's impact on life sciences industry

University of Georgia researcher Hitesh Handa with graduate students

Industry Express Licensing

New licensing program to foster industry collaborations

University of Georgia researcher Zion Tse in lab

UGA I-Corps

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

Joe Grubbs portrait

From plants to plastics

UGA and industry partner to create a
more sustainable future


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Gateway Newsletter

  • University Economic Development Association 2018 Awards of Excellence

    The University of Georgia’s Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, Dr. Jennifer Frum, and Vice President for Research, Dr. David Lee, are seeking a more active role in the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence by their respective units. Playing a more active role in UEDA includes increasing UGA’s submissions to UEDA’s annual “Awards of Excellence” program, which recognizes outstanding, leading-edge, higher education projects and initiatives promoting economic development and engagement. Read more →

    Entrepreneurship program helps students turn ideas into reality

    It starts with an idea. Jesse Lafian’s idea promotes more efficient soil irrigation. Caleb Adams and Graham Grable’s idea translates high-performance computation into everyday uses. And UGA’s Entrepreneurship Program helped these ideas go from hasty math—on a napkin in Adams’ case—to viable prototypes. Read more →


4:00 pm Success Stories: Turning UGA Res... @ Ciné
Success Stories: Turning UGA Res... @ Ciné
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us at Ciné for UGA Success Stories!  Did you know that more than 675 products and 160 companies have emerged from UGA research? Join us on April 24th as we explore and celebrate UGA’s success in bringing scientific discoveries to the marketplace. Hear firsthand from UGA researchers and entrepreneurs who turned their research breakthroughs into new products and businesses that drive economic development. Innovation Gateway’s annual Technology Transfer Educational Series, “Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry,” is a four-part series that highlights how Innovation Gateway collaborates with UGA researchers to maximize the impact of their discoveries by partnering with industry, or helping to launch startup companies, to move discoveries from the lab or field to the marketplace. The fourth and final event in the series, “Success Stories: Turning UGA Research into Products,” will feature an exclusive panel of UGA researchers and entrepreneurs sharing their licensing and startup success stories and experiences, followed by questions from the audience. Confirmed speakers include: Wayne Hanna, Ph.D., inventor of numerous citrus and grass cultivars including TifTuf® bermudagrass, the new industry standard for drought-tolerant turfgrass; Marc van Iersel Ph.D. & Erico Mattos, Ph.D., co-founders of Candidus, Inc., a UGA startup developing cost-effective lighting strategies...
8:00 am 72nd Annual Southeastern Turfgra... @ UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
72nd Annual Southeastern Turfgra... @ UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The 72nd annual University of Georgia Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. Since its inaugural event in 1946, the annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference has been focused on sharing the very latest developments in turfgrass research and management. The conference this year will have a variety of topics, from the latest herbicides for turfgrass weed control to muscadine breeding. For more information or to register for the event, please visit