Center for Innovation

Mission

The Center for Innovation is a multifaceted operation that seeks to launch multiple programs by tapping into the creative talents in and around Georgia College to enhance the positive societal impact of the university.

ACTIVITIES

  • Housing an Innovation Space 
    Housed in 134 Kilpatrick Hall, the Center of Innovation has a host of technology including 3D printers, a CNC router, a t-shirt press, a sewing machine, Oculus VR goggles, webcam with a green screen, and more. Students and faculty may take advantage of these resources at any time in our Innovation Space to help them develop and launch their ideas into reality. 
     
  • Hosting the Bobcat Business Builder Bootcamp (B-Quad)
    Once a semester the Center will host a two-day learning event, open to all students as well as community members who wish to participate, that will seek to educate participants on what it takes to launch and build a business. 
     
  • The Center of Innovation is partnering with local and regional economic development entities to launch a business incubator on campus. 
    The goal is to give area start-ups the chance to grow their operations in a low-cost environment with shared resources and easy access to of subject matter experts in our faculty community.
     
  • Providing business consultancy services 
    With faculty mentorship, students will be given opportunities to serve as consultants for local and regional organizations in a variety of areas (e.g., marketing, strategy, HR, operations, and the like).
     
  • Coordinating grant funded research
    The Center will help faculty develop opportunities for grant funded applied research, giving them an avenue to conduct multidisciplinary research that has a direct societal impact.
     
  • The Center is also actively exploring the opportunity to launch a student managed ESG portfolio.
    The goal is to give students an opportunity to get hands on experience by helping manage a growth focused portfolio that researches and accounts for the environmental, social, and corporate governance factors companies put forth.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Director

Center for Innovation

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Nicholas Creel - Department of Accounting

Nicholas Creel

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Director of Center for Innovation
210 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2414
Education

PhD
Texas Tech University, Political Science, 2018

JD
University of Dayton School of Law, Law, 2008

BBA
Baylor University, BBA Economics, 2005

Research Areas

Religion and politics, Constitutional Law, National Security Law