April 11, 2011 10:24 Age: 3 yrs

TI:GER Awarded Grant for Collaborative Program in Munich

The Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results, or TI:GER, program has been awarded a grant from Georgia Institute of Technology’s Fund for Innovation in Research and Innovation for a unique international technology commercialization project in collaboration with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München in Germany. Select TI:GER students will travel to Munich to gain first-hand experience with foreign teams on projects for startup entities from LMU’s Entrepreneurship Center lab incubator.

Students 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.

This partnership expands the TI:GER model to help prepare students to operate in the type of globally mixed teams regularly found in today’s business environment. Students gain a better understanding of the regulatory and marketing environment of the European community and will have the opportunity to engage and work cooperatively in a global team environment. This exchange program also will bring LMU students to Atlanta to work on special projects in technology commercialization for local startups from Georgia Tech’s Venture Lab and/or ATDC companies.

TI:GER is a partnership between Emory Law and various Georgia Institute of Technology colleges that brings together PhD, MBA and law students to learn about the challenges of commercializing innovative technologies.

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