ZOOZ Mobile, the first startup company to spin off Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) won the second phase of the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research Grant, totalling $700,000 in funding from the agency. ZOOZ is the maker of the highly acclaimed ZOOZbeat mobile application, which received rave reviews from Tech Crunch and Wired. The application reached top 10 applications from Apple's App Store and has been downloaded more than 2 million times.
On the heels of this success, the company's NSF-supported technology for automated musical mashups will be featured this summer as part of the Coca Cola Company's London Olympics Games campaign. The project, which is still confidential, will be unveiled in the next few months.
ZOOZ has an exclusive licensing agreement with Georgia Tech covering technology for gestural generation, sequencing and recording of music on mobile devices. This technology has recently been granted the first utility patent to come from the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology.