IoT America and the University of North Texas Announce Collaboration to Strengthen Innovation

IoT America and the University of North Texas Announce Collaboration to Strengthen Innovation Outcomes


FRISCO, TX (December 19, 2019) – Internet of Things America LLC (IoT America), a pioneer of IoT managed services for rural and underserviced areas, and the University of North Texas® (UNT), a globally renowned Tier-One research university that regularly ranks among the nation’s top 100 schools, announced today their collaboration to provide technology knowledge transfer, mentoring and internships at UNT’s Inspire Park in Frisco.

“IoT America’s mission is to bring sustainable advanced technologies to rural America and expunge connectivity gaps across the U.S.,” said Dan Croft, IoT America’s chief executive officer. “Our relationship with UNT demonstrates these shared goals and together highlights our joint responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround us.”


UNT opened Inspire Park as a hybrid classroom and business incubator space in October 2018 and actively supports the advancement of Frisco’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by working to invigorate new business and develop a venture corridor in the North Texas region.


“IoT America is thriving and serves as an example of the direct result of the innovation ecosystem we set out to cultivate in Frisco,” said Mike Rondelli, associate vice president of innovation and commercialization at the University of North Texas. “They have attracted significant investment to launch their innovation, and now we are helping them scale up their operations by leveraging their technology business expertise and the University’s research resources to create a larger impact.”


Recently, IoT America announced the launch of the nation’s first IoT Soil Monitoring Managed Services. Because more than 70% of the world’s drinkable water is used for agriculture, water conservation and resource management are vital. These managed services are based on precision agriculture solutions and are designed to support businesses of all sizes in rural America, including agriculture, oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, education, sports and municipalities. For example, as part of IoT America’s service, farmers can use soil moisture sensors as part of irrigation scheduling during the critical growing season, and then track improvements of water-holding capacity year-to-year during the winter.


“We are helping to innovate the way the world produces food,” said Mike Smith, UNT Alumnus and business operations manager at IoT America. “Working together with UNT will attract and develop top minds and provide additional opportunities for students to better compete in the current and future workforce.”


About Internet of Things America LLC

IoT America is a managed services provider that is redefining the wireless ecosystem and extending innovative technologies to rural America. As a managed service provider, we help customers access the data they need to make actionable decisions to boost efficiency, increase yields, reduce costs and conserve valuable resources. Because we believe technology should pay for itself, our IoT solutions generate greater revenue for clients by combining wireless communication, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Visit www.iot-americas.com for more information.


About UNT

Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities with 38,000 students. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for creativity, fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state. As the university has grown, so has its reach and impact. UNT graduated 8,900 students last year from its 14 colleges and schools and offers 105 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s world-class faculty are making breakthroughs every day, and its students and alumni are changing the world around them.


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For more information, contact: Gayle Goodman, HCK2 Partners; (972) 499-6642; gayle.goodman@hck2.com