Advanced Technology Development Center


Advanced Technology Development Center

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is a science and technology incubator in Georgia. It is run by the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is headquartered in Technology Square. [cite web|url=http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/supportfac/atdc.php|title=Advanced Technology Development Center|publisher=Georgia Tech Research Support Facilities|accessdate=2007-08-08] ATDC was formed in 1980 to stimulate growth in Georgia's technology business base, and admitted its first member company in 1981. [cite web|url=http://www.atdc.org/history.asp|title=History|publisher=Advanced Technology Development Center|accessdate=2007-08-08] It now has locations in Atlanta, Savannah and Warner Robins.

More than 100 companies started there, including firms such as MindSpring (now part of EarthLink) and TransNexus. [cite web|url=http://www.atdc.org/graduates.asp|title=Graduates|publisher=Advanced Technology Development Center|accessdate=2007-08-08] Sponsored companies have created almost 51,000 man-years of employment, generated over $12.7 billion revenue, generated over $100 million in profit to Georgia, and raised over $1 billion in venture capital since 1999.cite web|url=http://atdc.org/success.asp|title=Success|publisher=Advanced Technology Development Center|accessdate=2007-08-08] ATDC has been recognized by Inc. Magazine and Business Week as one of the nation's top incubators, and won several other awards. [cite news|first=Rifka|last=Rosenwein|url=http://www.inc.com/magazine/20001101/20906.html|title=The Idea Factories|work=Inc. Magazine|date=2000-11-01|accessdate=2007-08-08] [cite pressrelease|url=http://www.gatech.edu/news-room/release.php?id=378|title=Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center Wins Award for Technology-led Economic Development Efforts|publisher=Georgia Institute of Technology|date=2004-06-10|accessdate=2007-08-08]

References

External links

* [http://www.atdc.org/ Official website]
* [http://www.peachseedz.com/ Official blog]


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