Innovation Programs

Verizon’s technology platforms are enabling meaningful innovation among a broad group of individuals and businesses, from students to start-ups to global players.


Innovation through collaboration

There are two major sides to the Verizon Innovation and Executive Briefing Programs: the technical capabilities that you’ll find in our labs, and the consultative expertise that resides in the minds of our business development experts and partners.

They share the same goal: to bring big, bold ideas to market as quickly and effectively as possible.

  • Inside Verizon's Innovation Boston & San Francisco Centers: Focus on Retail

    A big deal for retailers

    Since the opening of Verizon's Innovation Centers, Boston and San Francisco have become breeding grounds for transforming visionary ideas into technologies that are changing the way major retailers are meeting their consumer demand.

  • Verizon Labs: Where Innovation Happens

    Verizon Labs: Imagining the future

    Verizon Labs is home to some of the most brilliant minds in the world. In our labs, humans and machines not only coexist — they thrive.

  • Innovation Happens Here -- in San Francisco

    Smart vending boosts sales

    With our robust 4G LTE connectivity, a major beverage manufacturer is now able to remotely track inventory levels, change ads based on outside temperatures & manage truck fleets.


Innovation awards

A good idea can come from anywhere. That’s why we have two programs that reward creative ideas for addressing big challenges facing our world: the Powerful Answers Award and the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Prepare for the next game-changing idea from Powerful Answers

In 2014, Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award generated more than 1,870 submissions from around the globe. These big, bold ideas are in review. Stay tuned to see who the top forty finalists will be. Winners will be announced on January 27, 2015.

Meet the 2013 Powerful Answers Award Winners

Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award program discovers true innovators and rewards their curiosity to positively transform society with their technology solutions.

Verizon Innovative App Challenge winners at The White House

Resaca Middle School students showcased their 'Hello Navi' app at the White House Science Fair. Their innovative app is helping visually-impaired people navigate buildings.


Investing in future leaders

Our Leadership Development Programs are mentoring the next generation of technology leaders.

By recruiting people who think of themselves as technologists and problem solvers, who evangelize the virtuous power of technology, we as a company and society benefit from so many more ideas that were once unimaginable.  

Preparing talent for bright futures

Jennifer Whitty has a seat at the table, thanks to Verizon’s Leadership Development Program.  

Are girls better at playing house or building one?

Not enough girls are encouraged to pursue their love of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But, there are actions we can take to reverse the trend.