Motorola Solutions Inc. has just announced today that it is working with one of Singapore’s institutions of higher leading, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), in a knowledge exchange programme. This collaboration will target the institution’s School of Design & Environment (DE) with students from the Product Design and Innovation course.
The initiative will also help students apply theories they learn in class to real life, practical industry situations. Backed by a financial grant of S$21,000 (US$16,972) from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, the program will include an evaluation of the projects, a bursary, a three-month internship with Motorola Solutions Design team and cash awards for top projects. Not applicable for first year students, the program will also involve four lecture sessions conducted by the Motorola Public Safety Design team.
Motorola Solutions Foundation also announced that it will support 30 new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in Asia Pacific this year. Last year, the charity organization awarded 30 grants in 12 countries across Asia Pacific, including markets like Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.
Grace Ho, country president of Motorola Solutions Singapore, and head of solution sales at Asia Pacific, stressed the importance of knowledge sharing. “Our specialization in public safety technology design is unique and is a result of working and being trusted for decades by public safety agencies and users. We believe this knowledge sharing initiative with the students is socially inclusive and beneficial to the larger ecosystem.”
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