TE Connectivity announces it has joined the EDGE Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together towards enhancing the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders.
TE Connectivity is committed to helping design engineers early in the design process to find better solutions, build smarter technology and get their products to market faster. Becoming a member of EDGE allows TE to gain additional perspectives in the defense marketplace, and provides a way for TE to better support their customers and provide smarter and faster solutions.
“We are excited to join EDGE and bring our technology to bear in providing optimum connectivity solutions for our customers,” says Greg Powers, Market Development Manager, TE Aerospace, Defense & Marine. “We are all about now and see EDGE as a primary vehicle to speed those solutions to deployment.”
Pete Palmer, EDGE Innovation Network director, says, “EDGE provides a new military and government acquisition paradigm by using both physical and virtual environments where EDGE members and users can collaborate and innovate together to deliver gap-filling capabilities in months rather than years.”
Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, there are 11 EDGE Innovation Centers worldwide and over 250 EDGE members. Recent new members include Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Alexandria, VA; NSM Surveillance, Inc., Spring Valley, Ca.; Aurizon Ultrasonics, LLC, Kimberly, WI; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; and Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix, AZ.