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For Immediate Release
Bruce Henderson

In the photo above, standing in front of the ATLAS donor wall, left to right, are Lew Rubinstein of Global Solutions & Services, Motorola Solutions Inc.; ATLAS Ph.D. student Sid Saleh; and Tony Cecchin of Global Solutions & Services, Motorola Solutions Inc.

ATLAS Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant

BOULDER, CO – Sept. 9, 2013 – The University of Colorado Boulder’s ATLAS Institute, a campus-wide initiative which leads discovery and innovation at the intersection of technology and society, today announced it has received $45,000 as part of the Innovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.

The grant will be used by ATLAS to establish the Motorola Solutions Foundation Services Innovation Fund. This fund will support and promote research conducted by ATLAS graduate students whose research interests involve innovative deployment and adoption of technology and related services around the globe. ATLAS graduate programs include a Ph.D. in Technology, Media and Society, a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development and BDW (formerly Boulder Digital Works), a project-intensive, industry-driven graduate certificate program that focuses on bridging digital and physical environments through creative uses of technology.

Since 2007, the Innovation Generation grant program has provided $3.4 million in support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs, supporting more than 400 school, museum and nonprofit programs across the United States and Canada. The Innovation Generation program awards funds to organizations such as the ATLAS Institute that foster and support STEM initiatives for teachers and U.S. preschool through university students – especially girls and underrepresented minorities.

“We are grateful for the generosity of the Motorola Services Foundation that helps ATLAS to advance cutting-edge research by talented graduate students and their faculty collaborators into innovation and value-creation in the technology services sector,” said Jill Dupré, who is acting director of ATLAS.

Initial research supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation Services Innovation Fund is being led by ATLAS Ph.D. student Sid Saleh, whose academic interests lie in exploring group creativity in business organizations.

“We are so honored to partner with organizations like the ATLAS Institute who are helping to create the world’s future innovators and technology professionals,” said Matt Blakely, director, Motorola Solutions Foundation. “As a company dedicated to helping people be their best in the moments that matter, Motorola Solutions could not be more honored to support graduate level research in innovative programs such as those at ATLAS.”

Innovation Generation is a part of Motorola Solutions’ larger commitment to engaging youth in STEM education.

For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants programs, visit: and for more information about ATLAS, please visit

About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit

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