Motorola Solutions Venture Capital: Investing in the Future of Public Safety
Around the world, public safety agencies are under pressure: increasing urbanization, aging populations and an unpredictable climate make it more difficult to keep us safe, while ever-greater public scrutiny requires meticulous record-keeping and unprecedented transparency. In response, public safety is transforming: going beyond responding to incidents, to using technology to predict, mitigate and even prevent them from happening in the first place. Helping lead this transformation requires more than cutting-edge technology: they’ll need innovative, purpose-built solutions that deliver just the right information at just the right time. Part of the Chief Technology Office, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital invests in applications and technologies that complement and enhance our ability to keep public safety personnel safe and effective at their jobs, by letting them focus on the mission, not the technology.
"More and more, innovation requires partnerships, investments and inorganic capabilities built in. You can't innovate at 100% by yourself; it requires an ecosystem."
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi™) is the leading global provider of open architecture, video analytics software.
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SST, Inc. is the global leader in gunfire detection and location technology providing the most trusted, scalable and reliable gunfire alert and analysis available today.
BlueLine Grid solves interoperability challenges, providing law enforcement, fire, EMT, first responders and security teams with a secure mobile platform that allows agencies to find, communicate, and collaborate securely with each other regardless of jurisdiction or geography.
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VocalZoom has developed a unique optoelectronic microphone able to substantially enhance a speaker's voice over any background noise. The technology creates a "virtual cube" in space, sensing sound from only within the cube. This enables highly significant speech enhancement and precise speaker isolation, which are the key elements missing today to enable mass-usage of voice-driven applications for devices such as radios and smartphones.
Boundless is a provider of open source product support, training and core development to meet geospatial requirements.
Creating innovative apps and digital products that combines business strategy, human-centered design, and custom software development.
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AREAS OF INTEREST
- Big Data and Data Analytics
- Mobile Intelligence Applications
- Internet of Things
- Drones and Robotics
- UI/UX Innovation
- Location-Based Services
- Context-Based Intelligence
MOBILE APPLICATIONS ECOSYSTEM
- Core Communication Apps
- Core Collaboration & Productivity Apps
- Core Device Enhancement Apps
- Workflow and Workflow Enhancement Apps
- Civilian Apps
Potential for significant strategic impact on Motorola Solutions' business and customers
Compelling, innovative technology that aligns with current industry trends
Must be able to succeed as a standalone business without Motorola Solutions investment
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Chief Technology Officer