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Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results, or TI:GER, brings together graduate students in law, business, science, and engineering to work on start-up projects to transform highly promising research into economically viable projects.


The TI:GER program combines classroom instruction, team-based activities, externships, and networking opportunities into a total educational experience. Emory Law students provide a crucial legal perspective to their TI:GER teams, helping bring to the forefront ideas and inventions that can change the world and save lives.

TI:GER's Five Key Benefits

  1. Multidisciplinary approach
  2. Practical, hands-on experience
  3. Teamwork focus
  4. Merger of classroom and high-tech laboratory environments
  5. Exposure to top executives, entrepreneurs, and attorneys

The TI:GER Experience

TI:GER® participants attend courses as a “community of students,” with course assignments driving the TI:GER® team activities. Courses expose students to leading thinkers and practitioners in the areas of technology commercialization and include guest speakers, a business lab, retreats, and workshops.

Core Curriculum: Fundamentals of Innovation I and II, Technology Commercialization Process, Entrepreneurship Practicum

Tracks: Technology/Business law and Patent Law (science or engineering background required)

Guidance: Each TI:GER team is paired with a business mentor, an attorney mentor, and professors from Emory Law. The TI:GER Industry Advisory Board (comprised of lawyers, investors, inventors, and executives) provides expertise and guidance as well.


Emory Law students apply in the spring semester of their first year. The competitive process includes submitting a statement of interest, a resume, your academic records, and an overview of your undergraduate experience. A group of Emory Law faculty members reviews the applications using a rigorous selection process. Approximately 12 to 18 students are selected to participate each year. 

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