SEI Research at Georgia Tech
What determines the ability of industrial firms to capitalize on technical developments in nanotechnology? Which firms and industries are successful in innovating at the nanoscale and how is success related to firm research focus, alliances and types of alliance partners? How does university research contribute to industrial innovation at the nanoscale? The SEI research effort at Georgia Tech focuses on the types of industrial innovations that result from NNIN use andhow federal funding contributes to competitiveness. One current project examines whether government funding for research conducted by faculty has a broader impact for technology transfer through licensing or consulting. This research will be able to understand if direct funding is a significant contributor to technology transfer in nanotechnology.