GEORGIA CENTERS OF INNOVATION

WHERE MANUFACTURING LEADS

The Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships to help Georgia manufacturers connect, compete and grow globally. Focused in the areas of factory information systems, advanced modeling, metal fabrication and other industries, the Center has access to the leading experts in these fields and can provide your business with the right partner for high-growth potential.

Georgia?s Robust Manufacturing Industry

Georgia?s manufacturing industry employs more than 480,000 and accounts for 92 percent of the state?s exports. Major industry powerhouses like Kia Motors, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Caterpillar call Georgia home and the state?s logistics infrastructure positions it ahead of nearly every state in the country. With the nation?s number one workforce training program, Quick Start, an academically diverse Technical College System of Georgia, and world-renowned engineering programs led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia?s manufacturing industry will continue to lead the way for years to come.

From Concept To Commercialization ? Modeling, Prototyping, & Automation

Whether a start-up or well-established company, the Center helps businesses commercialize products through advanced modeling, prototyping, and CAD services. The Center also helps businesses analyze the use of new technologies like additive manufacturing and helps them find optimal solutions for growth.

Automotive, Floor Covering, Metal Fabrication

The Southeastern United States has become the preferred choice of automotive original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers, growing from 25 percent of the industry to more than 33 percent in just 10 years. Likewise, Georgia is at the center of the world?s floor covering industry with 72 percent of the U.S.?s carpet and rug mill manufacturing jobs. With such heavy strengths in these industry sectors, the Center provides the necessary support to help these industries remain strong in Georgia.

Transform Your Business With Our Signature Services

? Providing our focused, deep technical industry expertise to resolve challenges ? Direct connection to key academic, business and government resources. ? Advising and facilitating new product commercialization assistance ? Assisting with ground-breaking research and collaborations

Factory Information Systems

A key to modern manufacturing is the ability for equipment to communicate with each other, and to their operators. The Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, through its partnership with the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, has access to leading developers who help companies improve their factory information systems. The Center is actively involved in emerging sensor technology and development and is working with numerous companies to explore its potential use in a variety of applications. a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development | 75 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30308 - USA | GeorgiaInnovation.org

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