InterDigital's Innovation Partners Teams Up With VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

WILMINGTON, DE. - InterDigital, Inc., a wireless research and development company, announced that its Innovation Partners unit has signed a collaboration agreement with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a multi-technological applied research organization
in Northern Europe.

In today's hyper-connected world, collection of personal information by merchants, devices, advertisers and technology ecosystem players has become so pervasive and subtle that many users do not even realize that it is happening. Data has become the fuel of the digital gold rush and it sits at the intersection of people, business and technology. New innovations that enhance both privacy and user experience will serve as the foundation for next generation products in the years to come.

With this agreement InterDigital and VTT have partnered with an initial focus on the future of "user-centric context aware" research that will create value for the mobile ecosystem. Beyond this first engagement, the parties are working to define further projects to leverage the world class experience and knowledge embodied in the VTT organization.

Based in Espoo, Finland, VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. Innovation Partners recognizes the importance of external research partnerships to capitalize on opportunities to expand the company's research and development efforts in response to the evolution of the mobile industry. Innovation Partners is InterDigital's technology sourcing model based around partnerships with leading technology firms, inventors, universities and research organizations worldwide.

"InterDigital is excited to work with VTT, which has a proven track record of innovation. This announcement aligns with the company's strategy and our commitment to partnerships for external open innovation," said Todd Simpson, Executive Vice President of Innovation Partners at InterDigital.

"The cooperation with InterDigital gives to us an opportunity to develop and apply our competencies in a business area with great technology growth potential," said Petri Kalliokoski Executive Vice President of VTT.

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