Verizon Connected Futures III supports 12 NYC university prototyping projects in VR, AR and AI technologies

In partnership with NYC Media Lab, Verizon has awarded 12 New York City university teams for the creation of new prototypes, with a specific investment in VR/AR and AI technologies. Teams will work specifically with leadership within Verizon Envrmnt, which builds immersive experiences for companies in advertising, digital media, professional sports and retail.

Verizon launched the Connected Futures Prototyping and Talent Development program to invest in cutting-edge prototyping. "One main goal is to build strong bridges between external innovation and Verizon," said Christian Guirnalda, Director of Verizon Open Innovation. "The Connected Futures program has proven to be a fantastic way to collaborate with students who may likely be the next entrepreneurs within the company." 

To date, 16 talented engineers and designers have been hired by Verizon through its partnership with NYC Media Lab.