Interview with Mike Cassidy of the Georgia Research Alliance

Mike Cassidy photoRead Mike Cassidy’s response to the following questions:

  • Why is it important to cap the Eminent Scholars program at six academic institutions in the state of Georgia?
  • Why does GRA not take an equity position in any companies that are spun off from the Eminent Scholars research?
  • Can you describe the content of the annual reporting required by Eminent Scholars?


About the Georgia Research Alliance
gralogoThe Georgia Research Alliance is a public/private partnership which brings together Georgia’s research universities, business community and state government to create opportunities to grow Georgia’s economy through scientific discovery. Since its founding in 1990, the Alliance has focused its technology-based economic development strategy in three areas: the recruitment of world-class scientific talent, the development of sophisticated research infrastructure and the commercialization of university research and development.  To date, GRA has directed some $500 million state dollars into these three areas, attracting more than $2.1 billion in federal and private funding.

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