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Motorola launches knowledge exchange programme with Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Caroline Ng | April 18, 2013
Singapore’s NP Product Design and Innovation students will benefit from a series of initiatives rolled out from the Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant in 2013.

Motorola Solutions Inc. has just announced that it is teaming up with Singapore's higher learning institution, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), in a knowledge exchange programme.

This collaboration will target students from the Product Design and Innovation diploma course at NP's School of Design and Environment.

Backed by a financial grant of S$21,000 (US$17,000) from the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Motorola Solutions Foundation aims to foster students' application of knowledge acquired in class to practical industry settings.

Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation said their commitment to inspire the next generation made their decision to support local leading institutions worthwhile. "We are proud to see these valuable programmes take an active role in the communities where we live and work, such as Singapore," he said.

The programme will include project evaluations, a S$3,000 (US$2,400) bursary, a three-month internship with Motorola Solutions Design team and cash awards for best projects.

The Motorola Public Safety Design team will also provide four lecture sessions to second- and third-year students.

Grace Ho, country president of Motorola Solutions Singapore, highlighted the importance of a holistic view of business responsibility. "Our specialisation in public safety technology design is unique and is a result of working and being trusted for decades by public safety agencies and users. We believe this knowledge sharing initiative with the students is socially inclusive and beneficial to the larger ecosystem," she said.

Besides the knowledge exchange programme, the Motorola Solutions Foundation also made public that it will shore up 30 new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in Asia Pacific this year.

Last year, the foundation has awarded 30 grants to 12 countries - including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand across Asia Pacific.


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