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Chicago Innovation Award Winner

John Mitchell, Rudy Krolopp and Marty Cooper

Winner in: 2003
Winner Category: Visionary Award

The Motorola team that invented the cell phone, including John Mitchell, former head of Moto’s communications division and the man who made the first cell phone call in 1973; Rudy Krolopp, then Moto’s industrial design director; Marty Cooper, who ran Moto’s R&D effort in wireless communications, and who is considered the “father of the cell phone.”

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