Atlanta Gig.U: Creating an Innovative Hub
On behalf of Georgia Tech, the Midtown Alliance, and other core partners, ATP is proud to offer this exciting Executive briefing opportunity to our member community. Join via conference or in person (lunch-n-learn) hosted by Midtown Alliance. Details and registration link below.
Georgia Tech and the Midtown Alliance are hosting a briefing about Gig.U in Atlanta for potential private partners. The Gig.U project brings together thirty seven research universities from around the country as a catalyst for private investment in advanced broadband. The approach that Atlanta is taking to Gig.U is somewhat unique. Anchored by Georgia Tech and the Midtown Alliance, the Innovation Hub public-private partnership will create a living laboratory for:
- Showcasing and testing new technologies
- Incubating and growing tech companies
- Developing the very best technical, entrepreneurial, and creative talent.
Abundant, advanced broadband is part of this, but it is not limited to installing only current technologies: We want to create the next generation of technologies. The long-term goal of the Innovation Hub is sustainable development in education, energy & environment, healthcare, manufacturing & logistics, media & gaming, and public safety & security. The partnership builds Atlanta’s diverse assets, and promises huge benefits for any company that seeks to compete on the basis of innovativeness and quality.
The Innovation Hub partnership is in the very early stages. This is a chance for ATP members to get engaged in creating the Innovation Hub partnership.
Featuring Blair Levin, Executive Director of Gig.U, Aspen Institute fellow, and former director of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, this meeting will inform potential private partners about the vision and goals for the Innovation Hub, who the core local partners are, what they bring to the table, and what private partners can expect from being part of the Innovation Hub.
The briefing will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, March 8th, at 999 Peachtree Street, in the 5th Floor Conference Center, and online via GoToMeeting at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/531503408. Please register to participate at http://gitdotu-atlanta.eventbrite.com. There is no cost to attend.
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