Trade, Innovation & Productivity Centers
The increasing need for a comprehensive examination of trade-chains, together with our success in partnering with the National University of Singapore and various agencies of the government of Singapore, has led to the development of a global network of Trade, Innovation & Production (TIP) Centers. This network of centers will enable a comprehensive program focused on:
1. Developing insights, strategies, and methodologies to improve the productivity of existing trade-chains,
2. Promoting innovation for identifying and enabling new trade-chain opportunities, and
3. Providing education related to trade-chain infrastructure, innovation, and productivity.
The Georgia Tech effort in developing this network is a partnership that includes the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the College of Management.
The Costa Rica Trade, Innovation and Productivity Center has been added to the network through a partnership among Georgia Tech, PROCOMER, and the Chamber of Industries in Costa Rica. Digital services and food products will be the trade domains of initial focus for this center, which will benefit the Costa Rica economy and scientific community. Initial funding for the center came from a private donor who wishes to expand Georgia Tech's activities in Central America. Discussions are also underway with education and research groups to expand the TIP Center network to other countries in Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and Australia.