A Commitment to Innovation
Innovation has been at Harris’ very core since it was founded 120 years ago. Our company was born from a personal drive to create new technology that was more advanced than what existed. That first solution—a much faster printing press—changed an entire industry and launched our reputation as an enterprise that challenges the status quo.
Innovation remains the driving force behind everything we do today. The people of Harris push technology boundaries every day—solving problems through creative thinking, agility and looking at problems from the customer’s point of view. These traits enable us to transform the communications and information technology that connects, informs and protects the world.
Our long list of notable innovations includes communications technology that enabled early NASA astronauts to speak to Mission Control; electronics that were the foundation for Wi-Fi; Global Positioning System space antennas that help navigate us everyday; advanced radios that support our warfighters and first responders; electronic warfare systems that help military pilots achieve their missions; air traffic management systems that improve safety and efficiency for the flying public; and ground and space based imaging systems to improve weather forecast timing and resolution; just to name a few….
Our dedication to the pursuit of new ideas and technology leadership is reflected in our industry-leading investment in research and development and advanced facilities that promote innovation and collaboration.
“Continually pushing the boundaries of technology through innovation has always been an essential part of Harris’ culture,”
Harris Chairman, President and CEO
The bi-annual Harris Technology Expo immerses participants in the full complement of Harris technology. This hands-on experience at our Global Innovation Center enables visitors to engage with interactive displays and participate in live demonstrations of cutting-edge solutions that help our customers meet their critical missions.
The 17,000 people of Harris are at the heart of our technology leadership. Each year, we celebrate Engineering Week, honoring the Harris scientists and engineers who develop new solutions to new challenges. In addition, we encourage all employees to contribute ideas through an internal innovation web site. This open, digital platform facilitates collaboration and fosters the pursuit of new solutions from diverse viewpoints.