Information sessions for the TI:GER program for PhD students and candidates

The TI:GER program — Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results — is now recruiting PhD students and PhD candidates for the next cohort beginning in January 2024.

Jonathan Giuliano is hosting two online information sessions for PhD candidates and students from noon to 12.30 pm on:

  • Wednesday 6 September
  • Wednesday 20 September

Please forward this email and the attached flyer, which provides additional details, to PhD students and candidates as you think appropriate. Students interested in attending must register here to receive the calendar invite with the session’s Zoom link a few days before the session.

The TI:GER program begins each January and runs for three terms (spring, fall, and spring). The program is 12 credit hours. These courses are eligible to fulfill requirements for a PhD candidate’s minor or for the PhD-MBA dual-degree program.

PhD candidates can bring to TI:GER their dissertation research, or they can bring a project from their lab, to explore its potential as a technology innovation; however, there is no requirement to do so. We welcome first-year and second-year PhD students because the TI:GER experience helps inform and guide their prospective dissertation research.

For more than 20 years, PhD alumni from the TI:GER program have pursued careers not only in academia but also in elite consultancies, corporate innovation, corporate R&D, technology-product management, and entrepreneurial ventures, including their own startups. The TI:GER website presents more than 20 testimonials from TI:GER Ph.D. alumni in the TI:GER Network

PhD students and candidates team up with MBA students from Scheller College (for all three terms) to learn technology innovation from multiple perspectives critical to commercial application of fundamental research in science and engineering.

TI:GER PhD students and candidates are also embedded with Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) ventures for the final term. CDL ventures are science-based, massively scalable, early-stage ventures. Here’s more information on CDL-Atlanta.    

Please encourage PhD students and candidates you think would benefit from TI:GER to attend the information session.

Should you have questions, please Jonathan Giuliano or Simona Spagnoli, TI:GER communications manager.