Entrepreneurship is a dominant force in America today. Entrepreneurship and college education are inextricably interwoven together. Entrepreneurship should be both a legitimate subject in undergraduate education and a pervasive approach to learning and the management of universities.
Georgia Tech is currently in the process of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship within its campus community. Georgia Tech has implemented three new programs that are part of an innovation task force. These three new programs are part of ongoing transformational changes which are designed to provide both education and resources to campus innovators. One of Georgia Tech’s primary strategic goals is innovation. These new programs are critical to developing and commercializing research and ideas within the Georgia Tech institution.
The three new programs are: 1.) Georgia Tech Integrated Program For Startups which combines a streamlined licensing program with organized support for faculty as well as for students who are inventors and entrepreneurs, 2.) Program For Early Stage For-Profit, Not-For-Profit and Policy Startups will offer an estimated amount of ten to twelve startups the opportunity to tap into Georgia Tech’s entrepreneurial expertise as well as finding support for the startups and 3.) Bio-impact Commercialization Team is designed to unify work at Georgia Tech and various health care partners.
Higher education is basic to the future of American life. The nation’s ability to prosper and thrive in an increasingly knowledge-based global society and economy is dependent upon the nation having a progressively well-educated society as well as a society that generates ongoing innovation and improvement of goods and services through entrepreneurship.
There are four reasons why entrepreneurship belongs in college: 1.) entrepreneurship is essential to success in the current society globally, 2.) entrepreneurship is already an expanding area of the American college learning experience, 3.) entrepreneurship is becoming a basic part of what colleges and universities do through innovation and commercialization and 4.) entrepreneurship achieves key goals of a quality American undergraduate education.
To neglect entrepreneurship distances university learning from the world it is supposed to help students learn to understand.
For more information on Georgia Tech’s new programs which are designed to promote and develop innovation and entrepreneurship within the Georgia Tech community please contact Matt Nagel at 404-894-7460.