With an aim to innovative Internet of things (IoT) research in support of Canadians and Canadian businesses, Rogers has today signed a five-year agreement with the University of Calgary. “This initiative will bring ground-breaking IoT research and innovation to Canadians overall,” said Dean Prevost, President, Rogers for Business.
“This exciting research is critical to developing the applications and IoT business solutions necessary to transform industries, support small businesses, and drive our economy when it’s needed most,” continued Prevost.
As Rogers Internet of Things Chair, Dr. Steven Liang will focus on IoT research in the areas of energy, smart cities, transportation, and workplace safety including COVID-19 related solutions.
“Our students and researchers are constantly looking for creative and entrepreneurial solutions as we move forward in the digital revolution, seeking innovations to benefit society,” said Liang, who is also a globally recognized influencer.
“This investment in research and innovation by Rogers at the University of Calgary is another big step in our city’s status as an innovation hub,” said Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of The City of Calgary. “We’ve been working on solving the world’s biggest problems here in Calgary, and I know it won’t be long before Dr. Liang and his team are on the cutting edge of improvements in how we live, how we communicate, and how we help start-ups grow.”
Rogers plans to further expand its portfolio of IoT solutions to meet the needs of Canadian businesses and municipalities.