Help Create a Smarter Georgia. Apply for Community Research Assistance.

The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation supports community research across the State of Georgia by engaging a network of researchers, community leaders, and key stakeholders to advance local initiatives for innovation. Many of the projects are supported through the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, a program that provides community research assistance to empower municipalities to utilize technology and data to pursue a “smart” future. The Partnership also accepts proposals for applied community research funding to foster impact in a variety of regions and disciplines.

Community Research Overview

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

Communities work together for lasting transformation

The Partnership activates collaborations between researchers and municipalities to explore innovative uses of technology and data in pursuit of prosperity for all. Communities selected to participate in the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge have access to an array of resources, including a funded research team, networking opportunities, and other unique partnerships.

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Applied Research Opportunities

Advance innovation in Georgia through applied research

Do you have a plan for applied community research that can advance innovation in your area? Your big ideas will provide an essential foundation for sustainability and growth for future generations. This assistance opportunity is available to researchers from any higher education institution in Georgia. Submit your applied research proposal today!

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PINacle Symposium

Bringing municipalities and researchers together to advance innovation statewide.

This interactive virtual event will allow researchers from diverse universities and disciplines to workshop ideas for impactful and innovative community research projects together with the communities they will impact and pursue funding for their idea as an outcome.

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Current Projects

Communities across Georgia are setting examples of world-class research.

To achieve sustainable, inclusive innovation, Georgia must leverage resources in entrepreneurship and technology with a focus on accessibility for all. Learn how communities across Georgia are becoming more innovative and equitable.

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