In early September, four STIP student interns reported results from their summer research projects, which ranged from foreign direct investment and green-building assessment to manufacturing survival factors and waste-to-energy technologies. The STIP internships, which began in 2005, are designed to provide graduate students a complete research experience from conception to execution to presentation of their results, according to STIP Executive Director Robert Lann. “Having the students present their results to economic development practitioners, as well as faculty, gives them a sense of what it takes to turn research into something others can make practical use of,” he said. Read more…..
 Nanotech covers the world of the very small, but there’s nothing miniscule about its myriad connections and rich context. Read more…..
 A recent study by STIP researchers Dan Breznitz, Ph.D., and doctoral student Mollie Taylor has revealed the missed potential of Georgia’s high-tech industry and suggests novel policy approaches to rectify it. Based on this research, Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) has announced a new dual policy and research endeavor—the Sustainable High-Tech Cluster Initiative (SHTCI). EI2’s Don Betts will be the executive director, with Breznitz serving as academic director and Taylor as lead researcher. Read more…..