About IPaT

About the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT)

Our goal is to maximize Georgia Tech’s societal impact through people-centered innovation. IPaT supports and connects faculty and students across the entire Georgia Tech campus by blurring the lines between academic disciplines and partnering to translate research results into real-world use. Georgia Tech is at the forefront of science and technology research, and home to state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned experts who are working every day to find answers to tough problems. IPaT brings together researchers, industry, and other partners to identify technology solutions that will shape our global future. IPaT was created in 2011 to embrace these opportunities and needs, to create a networked research ecosystem of Georgia Tech faculty and industry partners, and to amplify their combined thought leadership and on-the-ground results to create a positive economic and societal impact in critical areas that define much of everyday life.

Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

Our vision is an inclusive, equitable, and just future supported by people-centered technologies.

Our Mission

Catalyze the Georgia Tech community through convening interdisciplinary teams and connecting creative expertise

Educate current and future people-centered engineers, scientists, designers, business leaders, and policymakers.

Create innovative infrastructures, services, and solutions through research and development that address societal challenges. 

Advocate for socio-technical change that improves the human condition through community partnerships, thought leadership, and policy improvement.

Translate knowledge through an early emphasis on collaborative dissemination and implementation science.

Our Core Values

As an institution, we have identified a set of core values that underlie our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission.

One Georgia Tech: We will operate collaboratively by sharing knowledge and resources, all for the greater good of Georgia Tech.

Trusted Partner: We will be transparent, meet deadlines, and work together to enhance and grow valuable relationships on and off campus.

Innovation: We will support a culture of creativity, thought leadership and boundary-pushing ideas, and be unafraid of failure.

Diversity: We will recognize, respect, and embrace our individual differences while exploring how these differences positively impact IPaT as a whole.

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