Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2019

Motorola Solutions opens innovation center at University of Illinois

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Communications equipment company Motorola Solutions has opened the company’s first college campus innovation center at Research Park, an affiliate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, US.

The new Motorola Solutions innovation and design center will develop products, applications and services in a range of areas, including command center software and video.

Kelly Mark – executive vice president, Services & Software, Motorola Solutions and University of Illinois alumnus said: “Partnering with the University of Illinois provides access to a depth of talent across a number of disciplines, encouraging research in areas that are critical to Motorola Solutions’ future.

“The new innovation center will provide an opportunity for the next generation of students and employees to make valuable contributions to the company and broader tech community.”

Motorola Solutions has opened its innovation center at University of Illinois

Motorola Solutions has opened its innovation center at University of Illinois. Photo courtesy of The Board of Trustees at the University of Illinois.

The center will also employ students to work for the company’s Chief Technology Office, Advanced Technology and Products organizations projects.

John Kedzierski – senior vice president, Video Security Solutions, Motorola Solutions said: “The university’s Research Park is an incubator for new ideas and technologies, and we look forward to contributing to that culture of innovation and creativity.”

The center with a capacity for up to 40 interns with an option for full-time employees in the future is scheduled to open in the Fall 2019 semester.

Robert J Jones – chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said: “We are excited to welcome Motorola Solutions to the Research Park.

“Their presence offers new opportunities for collaborations around some of the most critical elements of our public safety infrastructure.”

There are 120 companies within the Research Park, which is a technology hub for startup companies and corporate research and development operations.

Earlier this month, Motorola Solutions said that its Citizens’ Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) based private broadband solution – MOTOTRBO Nitro will take part in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) initial commercial deployment (ICD) phase.

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