Discovery Incubator

The Brenau University Discovery Incubator’s (‘DI’) purpose is to stimulate, develop, and support ideas of faculty, students, staff, and other stakeholders implementing the University’s Mission and Strategic Plan and enabling cultural change and interdisciplinary portalization.

Specifically, the DI facilitates research and scholarship with the goal of establishing funded program clusters, each led by a Brenau Scholar – consistent with the Case for Change.

The Development Process:


•Stage 1: IDEA (Ex: International)

  • –Passionate driver
  • –Mission oriented (See DI Process)

•Stage 2: DEVELOPMENT (Ex: Sustainability initiative)

  • –Institutional support
  • –External support

•Stage 3: SUSTAINABLE (Ex: Bio-Science)

  • –Leadership role
  • –Ongoing support
•For more information, contact Dr. William S. Lightfoot, Director of the Discovery Incubator at 770 – 538 – 4700 or


General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100