SCI2’s goal is to provide communities of any size with applied, multidisciplinary research on the most challenging, complex civic and societal issues.
Cities, municipalities, and local governments gain access to the latest research and state-of-the-art technologies developed by Georgia Tech researchers. Through the GA Smart Communities Challenge, residents benefit from collaborations with Georgia Tech and industry to integrate smart technologies within their communities.
Smart Community Corps takes learning out of the classroom and into communities where students benefit from gaining hands on experience through real-world projects. GT Students work alongside our community partners, local governments, and non-profits for ten weeks on site during summer.
Our strategic collaborators guide and shape our programs through their extensive practical experience within governments, non-profits, universities and industries. Their networks help extend and amplify SCI2’s outreach to all corners of Georgia and beyond to promote inclusive and equitable communities.
By mobilizing private industry leaders, government officials, and GT researchers SCI2 directs the development of tangible smart initiatives with impactful results. SCI2 facilitates thought leadership by hosting events, workshops, and webinars to share knowledge gained with the public.