Video Interview: Russell Allen on GRA’s life science innovation and research funding activities – Part 1 of 2

Russell Allen recently transitioned from leading Georgia Bio to leading the Georgia Research Alliance. He also received one of two Georgia Bio 2019 Industry Growth Awards, the highest honor the organization bestows upon industry leaders.

“We will be asking the state for additional support to help further grow innovation and home grown economic development in our state,” Russell says.

Russell spoke with Write2Market President Jean-Luc VanHulst about his new role with GRA and innovation funding activities at the Golden Helix Awards Gala in February.


By funding research, recruiting scholars, translational and commercialization efforts, GRA plays an integral role in the state’s life science innovation capabilities and industry growth. 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of the GRA Venture Fund, a public – private venture capital fund that invests in research driven, Georgia-based companies.

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