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. Selected communities are provided resources, a partnership with a Georgia Tech research team, networking opportunities, and access to additional, unique partnerships to execute their projects throughout the program.


Communities work together for lasting transformation

To advance community research, the Partnership activates collaborations between researchers and communities to explore innovative uses of technology and data in pursuit of prosperity for all. Selected communities have access to an array of resources, including a funded research team, networking opportunities, and other unique partnerships.

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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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Create lasting impact for the entire community.

The applications for Georgia Smart are currently closed, but it’s never too early to prepare for application! Check back soon for upcoming deadlines, or contact our Community Research Manager to learn more about the application process.

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Details to guide innovators in their quest for a new Georgia.

Your big ideas will provide an essential foundation for sustainability and growth for future generations. Prepare for the application with key dates and details.

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