AT&T has  announced the company will open a new innovation center adjacent to Georgia Tech in Midtown. The AT&T Foundry will speed up the company’s development of the latest technologies, applications and platforms.

The Atlanta Foundry is the result of a partnership including AT&T, Cisco, Georgia Tech, the City of Atlanta, and state and local business leadership. The Atlanta Foundry will elevate the City of Atlanta as a key center for IT and technology innovation, said Brian P. McGowan, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta.

“The AT&T Foundry in Atlanta will be at the center of our efforts to make your life easier, simpler, more connected and more secure,” said Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility. “Whether you want to check your thermostat from the road, make the drive home a little more enjoyable, or have devices conveniently handle routine things from your day, the AT&T Foundry will deliver these types of innovations and more.”

In a statement, AT&T said the team at Atlanta Foundry will test and develop products involving AT&T’s recently-launched home security and automation service Digital Life. It will also create new apps and services related to the “connected car,” mobility, emerging devices and AT&T U-verse. Host sponsor Cisco will collaborate with AT&T on projects and help identify key third-party developers, startups, investors, inventors and other entrepreneurs to bring into the facility.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.