Georgia Tech is seeking to enhance pathways that can increase the competitiveness of the U.S. in an evolving global marketplace by building the capabilities of its engineers and scientists in potential commercialization of their ideas and inventions. FLAMEL trainees will be able to explore application challenges for creating materials in a wide number of industries. Through internships in industry and a curriculum that combines business with materials science, mathematics and computing, trainees learn how to apply their research to commercial product development.
The curriculum uses problem-based learning, an educational methodology where students learn key concepts while addressing real-world problems. This curriculum and a set of hands-on entrepreneurial experiences will enable students to readily commercialize their technical innovations. Open source software, e.g., data analytics libraries, provide a starting point for intellectual property development. An industrial internship and seminar series provide opportunities to understand and experience activities inside and outside the U.S.