Powerful Answers

We believe a good idea can come from anywhere. A good idea combined with powerful technology can also help solve the world's biggest challenges.That's why we’re working on our own and with partners to develop technological solutions that tackle the social issues of our day.

Verizon's Powerful Answers Award is a multi-million dollar challenge that encourages entrepreneurs to provide innovative solutions in education, healthcare, sustainability and transportation. Meet the winners of the 2014 challenge.


Transportation

Verizon’s Networkfleet is a technology used to create cleaner, safer, and more efficient solutions for vehicle management.

WAY TO GO, VENTURA

Implementing Networkfleet in Ventura has helped the local government keep their commitment to significantly reduce the city's carbon footprint. Now everyone can breathe easier.


Healthcare

We develop technology solutions that improve the quality of and access to healthcare for people worldwide.

MAKING EVERY MOMENT COUNT

Verizon is helping to create technologies that enhance healthcare delivery and emergency response.

HEALTHCARE SHOULDN'T BE A LUXURY

Verizon, the University of Virginia Health Systems and the Swinfen Charitable Trust are partnering together to help remove the barriers of distance and improve access to healthcare knowledge around the world.


Education

80 percent of jobs in the next decade will require technology skills. That’s why Verizon is inspiring young children to get involved with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and build a brighter future.

Teacher Tech

TEACHER TECHNOLOGY PROPELS STUDENT LEARNING 

Verizon's Innovative Learning Schools program is helping teachers use mobile technology in the classroom to engage students and drive positive educational outcomes. 

 

STUDENTS, PACK YOU BAGS WITH PENS, PAPER & ROBOTS

Telepresence robots with on-the-go video allow students with extended illness, disabilities, injuries or even those in distant locations to attend school remotely. 


Sustainability

Our sustainability solutions help people, businesses and communities reduce their environmental footprint.

WHAT'S GREEN, CLEAN & DOESN'T NEED TO BE DRIVEN?

A garbage truck. Verizon and Big Belly Solar teamed up to develop a "smart garbage truck" that recycles waste and lets administrators know when it's full.

WIRELESS FARMING MAXIMIZES CROP YIELDS

Verizon-powered wireless sensors stream environmental data to farmers, helping them conserve water and energy for greener, more robust harvests.


Women in STEM

Girls are less involved in pursuing STEM education and careers than boys. Women hold fewer than 25 percent of our country’s STEM jobs. Verizon is working with Makers to change that statistic with an Inspire Her Mind campaign.

MAKE WAY FOR VERIZON'S FIRST GRADUATING CLASS FROM GIRLS WHO CODE

This summer, while many kids were enjoying their time off from school, 40 girls from South Florida High School were working hard — learning how to code, and more.

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.

"LOVE IS RESPECT" HACKATHON

Verizon teamed up with Break The Cycle and Black Girls Code to host a series of hackathons, where young females developed mobile apps and websites aimed at educating youth on cultivating healthy relationships.


Public Safety

Verizon technology provides firefighters, police officers and other public safety personnel with the solutions they need to stay safe while protecting the people and communities they serve.

BIONIC VISION: THE FUTURE OF FIREFIGHTING

Golden-i wireless application allows firefighters to find survivors faster, navigate dangerous environments and monitor the vitals of distressed team members.