Georgia Section

A home for members and friends of the American Chemical Society's Georgia Section throughout the greater Atlanta area and its vicinity.

Academia-Industry Forum

This Forum, held biennially since 2008 at Kennesaw State University, aims to connect leaders from the academic and industrial sectors in the chemical sciences.This program is co-sponsored by the

Fifth Academia-Industry Forum (2016)

Concept to Commercialization: A One-Day Workshop

Nobember 16, 2016 (8 am - 4 pm). Hosted by Kennesaw State University


Insights, Creativity Tools & Innovation – Jason Lye, Lyco Works Incorporated

Value Innovation (Satisfying Market Needs)  Terry Say, Say Consulting, LLC.

Outsourcing Development:

     Toll manufacturing – lab to pilot to production – Mark Terry, ICT

      Contract analytical services – Lisa Detter-Hoskin, GT Material Analysis Center

                                                Tim Vander Wood, MVA Scientific Consultants

      Application testing laboratories – commercial & academia – Jason Lye

IP Protection – Brian Shortell, Ballard Spahr LLP

Regulatory Requirements – Dan Newton, SOCMA

Start-Ups and Funding – Kirby Black, Epic BioVentures, LLC.

Fourth Academia-Industry Forum (2014)

Partnering for Success – Ventures that Work for both Academia and Industry

November 5, 2014 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) at the KSU Center

How can Georgia's chemical industries leverage the state's superb academic technological resources?  And how can academia benefit from the enrichment brought by the commercial application of their research?   

We are planning an interactive learning day, with a mixture of hands-on deal-making workshops, interactive talks, and discussions designed to illuminate the perspectives of each partner, where and how to identify collaborators, and always great networking. 


Presentation files (PDF) provided below:

Third Biennial Forum (November 2012)

Creation of the Chemical Entrepreneur


Second Biennial Forum (November 2010): 

Emerging Technologies in the Chemical Sciences


2017 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2017 programming. A Year of Giving refers to the outreach and education of technical and non-technical audiences about the importance of chemists and chemistry via the coupling of commonplace and technical chemistry ideas. We hope you will join and support us in this critical mission.