The Food Processing Technology Division solves tough technical problems for State and Federal agencies as well as industries in Georgia, across the nation and around the globe. Our research and technical expertise in robotics and automation, full-spectrum sensing, information technology, test and evaluation, and systems engineering provides a strategic advantage for industry customers.
Our world-class scientists and engineers go beyond generating ideas. We help customers develop commercial products, build prototypes and conduct real-time, real-scenario performance testing.
As part of a non-profit research institute, we are an objective partner who delivers workable solutions and manufacturable products. Our highly specialized research allows us to bring the right mix of talent, experience and creativity to every project. Our collaborative approach helps our customers:
• Minimize risk
• Reduce cost
• Increase speed
• Increase flexibility
• Increase scalability
The Food Processing Technology Division promotes partnerships with industry, government, and non-profits; transforms breakthrough technologies into products; and spurs economic development throughout Georgia and beyond.
Our customers include:
• US Department of Agriculture
• US Department of Energy
• US Poultry and Egg Association
• State of Georgia
• Georgia Department of Natural Resources
• Georgia Department of Agriculture
• Georgia Poultry Federation
• Yellowstone Foundation
• Arthur Blank Foundation
Investing in research is a top priority. As part of that commitment, Georgia Tech has developed four contract mechanisms that enable industry to engage with researchers at all stages of R&D. These agreements were carefully crafted to streamline the contracting process and provide straightforward intellectual property terms for companies engaging in collaborative research. The four contracting mechanisms are as follows:
BASIC RESEARCH: Explore fundamental challenges in a technical area
APPLIED RESEARCH: Identify solutions to real-world challenges
DEMONSTRATION: Improve an existing technology
SPECIALIZED TESTING: Test new and existing products