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

The Community Research program empowers smart local development within the State of Georgia. We welcome communities of any size in Georgia to apply for technical and financial assistance that enables them to envision, explore and plan for their “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 over the course of the program.


Communities work together for lasting transformation

A commitment to enhanced connectivity, talent retention and development and access to capital will set us on a path of prosperity for all. Along the innovation journey, communities gain access to a vast array of assets, resources and opportunities.

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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.

Check back soon for upcoming application deadlines!

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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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