Georgia Tech Research Corporation

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Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Founded 1937
recreated in 1946
Founder Harry L. Baker, Jr. (1946)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Parent Georgia Institute of Technology
Divisions Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTARC)

The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) is an organization that supports research and technological development at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Name Years
Industrial Development Council 1937–1946
Georgia Tech Research Institute 1946–1984
Georgia Tech Research Corporation 1984–present

It was founded in 1937 as the Industrial Development Council to be a contract organization for the Engineering Experiment Station,[1] and recreated as the Georgia Tech Research Institute under Harry L. Baker, Jr. in 1946.[2][3] The organization changed to its modern name in 1984.[4]


It is a nonprofit corporation that works on behalf of all academic departments and all other divisions of Georgia Tech not related to the Georgia Tech Research Institute, which uses the Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTARC). It serves as the contracting agency for sponsored research projects performed by the Georgia Institute of Technology. GTRC also provides administrative and financial support for Georgia Tech. GTRC is a 501(c)(3) corporation.[5] GTRC utilizes the cost principles defined in OMB Circular A-21.

Intellectual property[edit]

GTRC owns all intellectual property that arises from research and other scholarly activity conducted by Georgia Tech (including the Georgia Tech Research Institute). The Office of Technology Licensing of GTRC administers invention disclosures, patents, copyrights, and licenses for both GTRC and GTARC.


  1. ^ "History of GTRC". Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Harry L. Baker, Jr." (PDF). Station News. Georgia Tech Research Institute. February 1973. p. 6. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  3. ^ McMath, Robert C.; Ronald H. Bayor; James E. Brittain; Lawrence Foster; August W. Giebelhaus; Germaine M. Reed. Engineering the New South: Georgia Tech 1885-1985. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. pp. 259–260. 
  4. ^ "EES Shapes a New Image and Gets a New Name". Georgia Tech Research Institute. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  5. ^ "Articles of Incorporation of "Georgia Tech Research Institute"" (PDF). Georgia Tech Research Corporation. 1975-10-21. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 

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