Georgia’s Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan took office in January 2019 with the ambition of transforming the state’s technology ecosystem. A partnership between the state, academia and the private sector would be a central component to this goal.
The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN) was first announced in August 2020. With funding from Georgia Tech, the state and private-sector partners, the public-private partnership serves as a vehicle for economic development by supporting scalable pilot programs, community research and student engagement.