COLUMBIA — Verizon Wireless will work with the University of South Carolina to research and test new uses for the wireless provider’s 5G network technology in the health care, manufacturing and infrastructure industries.
The partnership to create an Innovation Experience Hub, one of five such Verizon university centers in the country, is the latest corporate deal inked by USC and its Office of Economic Engagement.
The state’s largest university system also has partnerships with IBM, Siemens, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, Nephron Pharmaceuticals and others in which its students and researchers work with partner companies’ technologies to help solve problems for industry and help those businesses innovate.
“Our relationship with Verizon exemplifies the benefits of partnerships between the University of South Carolina and the business community,” university President Michael Amiridis said. “This aligns with our focus on expanding research opportunities that solve problems and accelerate discoveries.”
The Innovation Experience Hub will be housed within USC’s McNair Center, which Verizon has equipped with a private network that ups capacity and speeds for transferring large data.