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NS contributes funds to Georgia Tech sustainability program

The program, which will launch in January next year, will help students and entrepreneurs put sustainability at the forefront of their innovations.
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Norfolk Southern Railway and the Georgia Institute of Technology are creating a technology program focused on sustainability.

Set to open in January 2023, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) Sustainability Technology Program is designed to help students and entrepreneurs place sustainability at the forefront of their innovations, Georgia Tech officials said in a press release. NS is contributing $750,000 toward the initiative for three years.

The funds will support one-on-one coaching on sustainable innovation and "scaling disruptive technologies to bring to the marketplace," Georgia Tech officials said. The funds will also support a sustainability-focused curriculum and other resources to help students and entrepreneurs during the commercialization process.

The sponsorship advances the Class I’s goal of integrating sustainability into its daily operations, while also helping customers achieve their sustainability goals, said NS Chief Sustainability Officer Josh Raglin.

"Through our collaboration with ATDC ... we will join with students and entrepreneurs in the business of a better planet as they transform their revolutionary ideas into actionable and successful business models," Raglin said.

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