Let’s redefine what’s possible.

About Us

Let’s redefine what’s possible, together.

We’re looking outside of Verizon to bring in partners, product ideas, insights, and talent to our 5G ecosystem.

5G Incubator
We connect top startups and academics with our product, network, and venture teams to pilot new technology enabled by 5G connectivity.

Events & Programming
We host panels, fireside chats, and more at our Open Innovation Lab in the heart of NYC’s Silicon Alley.

Concept Studio
We nurture top-talent through our 6-month new-hire incubator where teams tackle tough challenges impacting the business today.

University Programs
We engage with the best and brightest in academia to participate in capstone courses, sponsor research, and recruit to Verizon media and product teams.

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Our Latest Work

5G Innovation Lab Launch

We’ve opened up our 5G-enabled Open Innovation lab to work with startups and academics to unlock new use cases and experiences through trials and prototypes using Verizon’s pre-commercial 5G technology.

Full Press Release

Our Latest Work

Sports/Media/Tech Conference

Verizon and Yahoo Sports presented NYC Media Lab’s Sports/Media/Tech Conference which explored the future of sports with insights from leading industry experts. Sports/Media/Tech featured a discussion about 5G’s impact on sports.

Full Discussion


The State of Augmented Reality Paper

Verizon Open Innovation and RYOT sponsored a market research project to investigate the quantifiable impact of augmented reality technology as it stands today. The goal of the project was to articulate and illustrate the opportunities present in augmented reality for the marketing and advertising sector. The research included interviewing over 30 experts, reviewing dozens of secondary sources and uncovering use cases from across B2B and B2C industries. Verizon Open Innovation and RYOT partnered with NYC Media Lab to select a group of Columbia Business School MBA students for the project.

Full Paper


We’re not just in Silicon Alley.

Check out all of our Alley powered by Verizon Locations.

Focus: Blockchain + Fintech
140 West Street
New York, 
New York, 10007

Focus: Robotics + Enterprise AR
10 Ware St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138

Focus: First Responder Technologies
2055 L. Street NW – 4th FL
Washington DC, 20036

Silicon Alley
Focus: Immersive Experiences
119 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011

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Partnerships, Careers, & Events

We’re always excited to connect with new startups and campus communities to grow our Open Innovation network.
Interested in an academic or startup partnership? Want to launch a 5G trial with us?

Contact Us!