CU to lead new IoT R&D center

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BOULDER — Companies looking for research and development assistance to solve Internet of Things-related hurdles now have a new place to turn: the University of Colorado.
CU, along with partners at the National Science Foundation and Oregon State University, is leading the launch of the Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence.

The purpose of the center is to facilitate connections between industry representatives and academic researchers to help firms boost R&D capabilities and bring new technologies to market faster. The Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence was built on the principles of the federal government’s Industry–University Cooperative Research Centers program, which allows industry partners to pay to participate in a consortium of organizations that could all benefit from the research conducted by the schools. 
“Today’s problems are too complex to solve in isolation,” OSU interim vice president for research Irem Tumer said Monday during a virtual kickoff event for the center. 
The internet of things, known as IoT, refers to the web on interconnected devices that are able to send messages back and forth. Examples include web-enabled security systems, thermostats, vending machines and household appliances.
“Our mission is not to build and commercialize [IoT systems] ourselves … our mission is …

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