Georgia Tech has a long history of involvement with manufacturing. In 1885, Georgia Tech was founded to transform the South into an industrial economy. Today the institute supports manufacturing through degree programs, open-enrollment courses, research, and technical assistance, through programs and resources such as:
Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP)
The GaMEP helps manufacturers increase top-line growth and reduce bottom-line costs. With nine regional offices across the state, GaMEP offers a solution-based approach through coaching, implementation, and training in areas such as: Business Development, Process Improvement, Sustainability, Energy, and ISO Standards. Visit the GaMEP website for more information.
Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI)
GTMI brings together top researchers and thought leaders from the many varied disciplines that shape manufacturing — science, engineering, policy, robotics, and management — to help define and solve some of the greatest challenges facing U.S. industry today. Visit the GTMI website for more information.
Food Processing Technology Division (FTPD)
FTPD develops innovative technology systems to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Georgia’s food processing industry. A unique research unit of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, FPTD works collaboratively with university and industry partners on projects involving robotics, advanced sensors, environmental treatment, and worker and food safety technologies. Visit the FPTD website for more information.
Capstone Senior Design
Allows manufacturing companies to work with Georgia Tech senior design students to research problems, design products and create prototypes, and offer solutions to a particular manufacturing challenge. Visit the Senior Capstone Design website for more information.