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Our Impact

TUFF’s investments in education and research attract industry and boost employment.

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Our developments drive job creation.

Increased student enrollment, expanded research, support for startups – all of these outcomes increase employment opportunities.

Since our very first investment in 1982, TUFF has encouraged and enabled job creation in the STEM industries. From our facilities, entrepreneurs launch new tech ventures and industry leaders forge new partnerships. Medical device manufacturers use our laboratories to train the next generation of physicians and researchers bring new innovations to market.

Numbers tell the story better than we can.

TUFF’s investments have helped education and research institutions such as Georgia Tech:

    • Build companies that have generated $12 billion in revenue to date1
    • Obtain 76 US Letters patents for new innovations2
    • Train 2,000 healthcare professionals annually on new medical technologies3
    • Support hundreds of startups through acquisitions, IPOs, and growth as private companies4
    • Forge hundreds of public-private partnerships, including partnerships among university leaders and multinational enterprises

Learn how these projects promoted economic development.



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