Innovation Hubs


Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a publicly funded living lab designed to provide a real-world test environment to advance next-generation intelligent mobility and smart city technology. Peachtree Corners, Georgia is a vibrant suburb of Atlanta and is one of the first smart cities in the U.S. to be powered by city-owned connected infrastructure and 5G.

Located within a 500-acre technology park where 7500 people work and more than 1000 people live, Curiosity Lab provides unique infrastructure and a supportive government to facilitate innovation. Early-stage startups, universities, and established companies are all welcome to join our innovation ecosystem.

The forward-thinking municipality, which is home to some of the world’s most disruptive technology developers, established Curiosity Lab: a smart city living laboratory designed to facilitate the development and adoption of emerging technologies in real-world conditions that can’t be replicated in a closed environment. The centerpiece is the “city street of the future”: a three-mile autonomous vehicle test and demo lane – part of a completely connected public street that handles more than 9,000 cars daily – where vehicles can communicate with infrastructure and pedestrians through the latest in the cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology and an array of sensors and edge computing.


The Gwinnett Entrepreneur Center, located in downtown Lawrenceville, is an entrepreneur and small business support facility operated by Gwinnett County Government. The  Center functions both as an education center and a business incubator, offering both in-person and online services. 


Rowen is a planned knowledge community to include a combination of offices, research facilities, public spaces and residences that will foster knowledge sharing among entrepreneurs, Fortune 1000 companies and researchers from more than 50 nearby research institutions, serving as a platform to spark scientific advancement and transformative discoveries.


The Water Tower, officially launched in 2019, is actually two nonprofit organizations: The Water Tower at Gwinnett, a 501(c)4, which is responsible for the development and operations of the campus, and The Water Tower Institute, a 501c3, which is responsible for our solutions, instruction, and engagement programming.   

Together, these entities are committed to creating a thriving ecosystem of water innovation fueled by imagination, informed by research, and powered by pioneers. This is being accomplished by bringing together the public and private sectors of the water industry, side by side with academia and nonprofits, to tackle the industry’s greatest challenges. 

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