Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is the oldest and most experienced university-affiliated technology incubator in the country. It was formed in 1980 by the Governor and General Assembly to increase the technology business base in Georgia. ATDC fulfills this mission by assisting in the formation and growth of advanced technology start-up companies, supporting technology commercialization, and attracting technology companies to the state. In 2004, ATDC received the "Excellence in Technology-led Economic Development" award from the United States Department of Commerce.
ATDC is headquartered in Technology Square and also operates the ATDC Biosciences Center in the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building. ATDC also has facilities in Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; and, Warner Robins, Georgia. At these locations, early-stage companies benefit from a strong entrepreneurial working environment, access to professional business consulting, contact with university research faculty, and modern office and laboratory facilities. The ATDC also provides companies with access to facilities, personnel, and students in the University System of Georgia.