Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

What is ATDC?

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is the state of Georgia’s technology incubator and helps Georgia startups at various stages of development navigate the choppy waters of taking an idea from the concept and product prototype stages to launch and ultimately, to scale. Founded in 1980, ATDC — a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology — has developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship.

ATDC @ Morehouse School of Medicine (ATDC @ MSM) is MSM’s Health Technology (HealthTech) incubator.

HealthTech uses technology (databases, applications, mobiles, wearables) to improve the delivery, payment, and/or consumption of healthcare. ATDC supports the growth and development of viable HealthTech companies in Georgia through a unique blend of coachingcurriculumcommunity, and connections to capital and customers.

ATDC@MSM aims to to increase the development and commercialization of HealthTech and related healthcare products."

Why should you join?

Becoming a member of the ATDC @ MSM provides access to serial entrepreneurs, industry, and functional experts, which is key to startup success. Members and companies in the ATDC incubator program can access coaching on a one-on-one basis via ATDC’s and Morehouse School of Medicine’s staff of experienced entrepreneurs, industry partners, and startup subject matter experts. 

ATDC Educate is the entry point and enables all entrepreneurs, regardless of the stage of their idea, to participate in results-producing curriculum and coaching. The membership cost for ATDC Educate is waived for MSM affiliates using the code: morehouse.

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Membership Criteria

  • Must be headquartered in Georgia
  • Must not be a service provider or consultant
  • Idea or concept that your startup is developing must involve a technology. Examples include: software, hardware, advanced machines, optics, electronics, advanced manufacturing, medical devices, sensors, photonics, nanotechnology

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