Roll out the "orange" carpet for The Home Depot, which opened its first university-based research and development center yesterday at Georgia Tech.
The Home Depot Technology Center, located in Tech Square, creates an innovation partnership between Tech and the world’s largest home improvement retailer. This partnership lets Atlanta-based Home Depot tap into Tech’s research expertise and deep talent pool of students.
"Home Depot is smart enough to realize that we have one of the best colleges in the nation sitting right here, full of a ton of bright minds getting one of the best educations out there," said Preston Turner, a third-year computer science major. "There are so many innovative things at Georgia Tech — we can take that knowledge and bring it here to the technology center."