Driving Innovation through Collaboration

The Innovation District is fostering a community of innovation, entrepreneurship, and learning.

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What is the Innovation District?

The Innovation District is located at the interface of UGA’s historic North Campus and Downtown Athens.  It includes a diversity of spaces, programs, and services, all working together to drive innovation and entrepreneurship.  Through the Innovation District, we partner with businesses to find answers and recruit talent. We turn novel ideas into products and solution. And we help shape students into great thinkers and problem solvers.

Core Programs

The Innovation District’s core programs coordinate and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship at UGA.

Innovation Gateway

Helps faculty move their discoveries and inventions from the lab to the marketplace.

Student Entrepreneurship Program

Equips students with skills, tools, and resources to launch their own start-up ventures.

Small Business Development Center

Provides consultation and educational programs to help local business owners and entrepreneurs succeed.

Office of Business Engagement

Helps business partner with the university to achieve their goals for research and development, hiring, and philanthropic giving.

Office of Experiential Learning

Develops opportunities for our students to collaborate with industry partners to solve real-world problems.

Latest News

Tyler Jefcoat and family

Alum entrepreneur moves e-commerce accounting into Innovation District

February 21, 2022

Tyler Jefcoat brings his passion for helping others into the Delta Innovation Hub where he supports and uplifts other entrepreneurs in Athens.

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Truist commits $1.25M to UGA Innovation District

February 3, 2022

A $1.25M grant from Truist foundations will enhance collaborative spaces and support aspiring entrepreneurs in the Athens community.

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A line of men and women wearing suits hold scissors next to a long red ribbon outside a building.

Delta Innovation Hub dedicated

December 8, 2021

A ceremony held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, recognized The Delta Air Lines Foundation’s support for innovation and entrepreneurship at UGA.

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Getting Involved

Connect with fellow faculty, student, and community innovators. Visit an upcoming event or program.