5G is coming, and consortium 5PRING is on a mission to help West Midlands businesses harness its power.
5PRING works with start-ups, enterprise organisations, sector experts and technology providers to support businesses to adopt 5G technology. Its aim is to bring organisations with specific industry challenges together and use 5G to find viable solutions, with a focus is on citizen wellbeing, logistics and supply chain, manufacturing, mobility and construction.
There are three main programmes. 5PRING Educate involves a series of virtual workshops and Q&A sessions with experts to help organisations increase their understand of what 5G is, and the potential it offers. 5PRING Incubate is a two-week programme of talks, one-to-one coaching and activities that culminate in a day of demonstration and pitching, with a focus on planning and enabling specific 5G business solutions. 5PRING Accelerate is a three-month tailored programme providing technical and business support for organisations developing ambitious 5G innovations.
There are also other programmes and events. In 2020, 5PRING worked with utilities company Suez and the WMCA to establish the Green Innovation Challenge. Ten start-ups are now on the programme, developing new green technologies with the help of coaching, mentoring and expertise from 5PRING consortium members, with access to a private 5G network.
In March, 5PRING will be hosting a series of free virtual events to mark the opening of their three West Midlands hubs at Wolverhampton Science Park, Innovation Birmingham Campus and University of Warwick Science Park. This is an opportunity to find out what 5PRING can offer and to meet entrepreneurs already working with the cutting edge technology.
- Coventry event – Thursday 4 March
- Wolverhampton event – Thursday 11 March
- Birmingham event – Thursday 18 March
To find out what 5PRING can do for you and your business, register for one of the events above, or visit the website.