GRA’s business is opportunity creation — sparking or facilitating new science and technology efforts that have the potential to help people while creating a substantial economic impact.
The primary conduit for this "opportunity creation" is university-based research. We help universities attract outstanding talent, foster true collaboration, invest in necessary infrastructure and technology, connect people – even provide limited funding to advance research toward commercialization.
While GRA is responsive to the strategic interests and aims of six Georgia research universities, we are also highly proactive, often synthesizing or initiating programs that show promise. No two “deals” engineered by GRA are exactly the same; indeed, how we work may vary, depending on the opportunity at hand.
Here are three examples of how GRA created an opportunity that not only generated an excellent return to Georgia, but also holds promise for future payoff.