West Midlands 5G with O2, Deloitte, Digital Catapult and Wayra has launched the UK’s first commercial 5G accelerators – 5PRING
It is opening its facilities in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and at Warwick University to help more businesses and public sector organisations innovate and benefit from 5G.
Since launch, and despite the pandemic, 5PRING has successfully engaged with nearly 400 organisations to explain the benefits of 5G and drive innovation.
It is holding a free-to-attend online showcase on the potential benefits that 5PRING can provide to manufacturers in Wolverhampton tomorrow(Thursday, March 11) from 4pm.
The events will include presentations and panel discussions with a variety of regional leaders, entrepreneurs, and technology experts.
Organisations can also find out more about how to participate in the next wave of innovation challenges offered via the 5PRING programme over this year.
Robert Franks, managing director at WM5G said:
“The West Midlands has the largest number of start-ups outside of London as well as many leading enterprises and public services organisations. I’m delighted that 5PRING has been able to engage hundreds of these organisations and start-ups to help them understand the benefits of 5G and start to innovate with 5G – even in the midst of a pandemic.
“Looking ahead we’re committed to further scale 5PRING’s programmes with organisations of all kinds – to unlock the power of 5G innovation in driving economic and social recovery. Please get involved by registering to participate in 5PRING’s engage events.”
Ravi Kumar, digital lead at Black Country Consortium, said:
“5PRING is a valuable programme for businesses, SMEs, or individuals wanting to learn about 5G. The programmes provide you access to industry experts, you are taught about effective business planning, how to pitch, how to develop a presentation, and given coaching in a warm, friendly empowering environment. 5PRING is much more than just 5G, so register for the programme today.”