We're working together to build the future of education.

The Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge is a partnership between the Verizon Foundation, Verizon 5G Labs, and the NYC Media Lab. The Challenge reflects the intersection of social impact, emerging technology and the innovation ecosystem. Together, we are launching a new initiative that brings cutting-edge technologies to underserved middle school classrooms throughout the country.

Let’s use next generation technology to support and launch the next generation of learners and leaders.

Verizon Innovative Learning

Verizon Innovative Learning is an initiative of the Verizon Foundation that provides free technology, free internet access, and hands-on learning experiences to help give under-resourced students the education they deserve. Powered by a next-gen, technology-infused curriculum that fundamentally changes the way teachers teach and students learn, Verizon Innovative Learning is giving kids the ability to do more in this world. To achieve more. To learn more. To create more.

Verizon 5G Labs

At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Our 5G Labs not only showcase visionary ideas and commercial products, they provide all the technical resources needed to test and optimize products in a real-world environment. That way, our innovators can take them to market―faster.

NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab connects media and technology companies with New York City’s universities to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYC Media Lab funds prototyping projects that foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media. The Combine, an early stage accelerator for emerging media and technology startups, is now in its fourth year.