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Georgia Tech and Hyundai to collaborate on hydrogen, sustainable mobility, and workforce development

Building an already large presence in the Georgia, Hyundai Motor Group has signed an MOU with Georgia Tech to collaborate in a number of key areas, including hydrogen and other sustainable mobility technologies as well as workforce development.

Hyundai has already invested $12.6 billion in new dedicated electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the state, creating an estimated 40,000 jobs.

The new collaboration with Georgia Tech will include several elements:

  • Research and Innovation: The partnership will include joint research and development programs focused on the future of sustainable mobility, including battery technology and expanding the hydrogen economy.
  • Workforce Development: Georgia Tech and Hyundai will create technical training and leadership development programming for Hyundai employees and initiate engagement activities to stimulate interest in STEM degrees among students.
  • Student Engagement: Hyundai will participate in recruitment events at Georgia Tech and will create learning programs for both undergrad and graduate students.

Hyundai’s deal with Georgia Tech also includes field-naming rights at Bobby Dodd Stadium, which is now known as Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field, bringing significant revenue to Georgia Tech Athletics in addition to the research and workforce development aspects of the agreement.

“Like Georgia Tech, Hyundai is a global brand that is synonymous with quality, innovation, and a commitment to advancing technology to make a positive difference in the world. The more we have gotten to know each other, the more obvious the alignment of our values has become,” said Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera. “I am grateful for the transformative investments Hyundai is making in our state, and I am proud that the Hyundai brand will feature prominently on our campus. I look forward to working with Hyundai leaders to deepen our partnership as we work to develop exceptional leaders and produce new ideas that will shape the automotive industry and advance mobility in the future.”

“Georgia is like a second home to us,” added Jay Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company. “We are a mission-driven organization with a very compelling point of view about the future. We feel a great responsibility to contribute to a sustainable future in which all humankind can live safely and healthily while enjoying freedom of movement. On behalf of all of us at Hyundai Motor Group, we are thrilled to create a partnership with Georgia Tech that includes research and applications to support the future of sustainable mobility, hydrogen economy, workforce development, and smart cities, among many other areas of cooperation. This is the beginning of a partnership that will last for decades and is one of the reasons why we chose Georgia for our EV investments.”

Source: Cision

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