Awards / Recognition

Improving lives of world citizens – May 17, 2015

On the occasion of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) 150th anniversary, Marty was amongst a very select group of awardees invited to accept an ITU50 award in Geneva, Switzerland. The awards recognize individuals that have contributed to improving the lives of world citizens through ICT innovations developed, promoted or implemented by ITU. Fellow ITU50 awardees …

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Gordon Engineering Leadership Award – March 6, 2015

Marty was honored to have been selected as one of the 2014-2015 Professional Gordon Engineering Leadership Awardees by the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center. The Center’s purpose is to reward and recognize successful engineering leaders and to promote positive  role models for the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD. Congratulations to Marty and to all the other …

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Marconi Prize recipient, Martin Cooper, highlighted in Carmel Valley News – October 7, 2013

Marty received praise in the Carmel Valley News as recipient of the 2013 Marconi Prize. “The Marconi Prize was awarded at dinner in the 17th century Palazzo Albergati, one of Bologna, Italy’s showplaces, with more than 220 Italian luminaries, academics, business leaders and wireless industry executives from all over the world in attendance.” Read more about the evening’s festivities and about Marty’s award.

Martin Cooper wins coveted Marconi Prize – October 2, 2013

The Marconi Society awarded Marty the 2013 Marconi Prize for his “pioneering contributions to the handheld cellphone and its associated technology and commercialism.” The Marconi Society was founded in 1974, by Gioia Marconi Braga, in honor of her father who is often credited with inventing the radio.

With the presentation of the Prize in Bologna, Italy, on 10/1/2013, Marty joins a “small elite group of scientists who have been at the forefront of every advance in communications theory and technology since the latter half of the Twentieth Century.” Read more about how the invention of the handheld phone took shape.

Marty wins Telecom’s ‘Nobel’…The Marconi Prize – October 2013

Inside Bologna Magazine profiled Marty in their Autumn 2013 edition. Marty’s great accomplishment “was to make the telephone absolutely personal.” Read more about the historic moment when Marty opened up the world to personal communications between people “our of earshot, out of sight — or even out of the country!”

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