In this blog series, we highlight our amazing industry partners that support the Tech to Protect Challenge and its goal of creating new technology for emergency responders. Take a look at our Q&A with Motorola Solutions and discover why they’re excited to be a part of our national open innovation contest.
Q: Who is Motorola Solutions?
A: Motorola Solutions, Inc. is an American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider that succeeded Motorola, Inc., following the spinoff of the mobile phone division into Motorola Mobility in 2011.
Q: Why do you think the Tech to Protect Challenge is important to helping improve emergency response and public safety communications?
A: Motorola Solutions believes that this effort is important because it will drive innovation from Chicago local market first responders, students, professional and technology incubators with a bottom up approach. Engagement from these participants will foster creativity and new innovative solutions for safer communities.
Q: What inspired Motorola Solutions to support the Tech to Protect Challenge?
A: Becoming a Tech to Protect Challenge supporter was a natural fit. Motorola Solutions has been serving the public safety community for over 90 years with mission critical communication solutions that matter the most, when needed the most.We inspire all our employees to support community projects. With that, the Tech To Protect Challenge is specifically being supported by the Motorola Solutions Veterans Business Council. Their mission is to hire the best first responders and veterans, give back to local communities through sponsorships and volunteering, and promote innovation and knowledge sharing.