5G is the next generation of mobile network technologies – join our programmes to find out more. 5PRING brings together supply and demand-side businesses to take 5G innovations and work together to turn those into commercially viable propositions.
Find out more information about our 3 programmes:
5PRING Educate events help organisations of all sizes increase their core understanding of 5G, its benefits and the opportunities it presents.
Our educate events look at possible 5G use cases, its benefits vs other network technologies, what applicable features are available (and when), and explore what actionable next steps should be taken to be 5G ready. In addition participants are provided with a personalised report on how 5G ready their organisation is.
Business-oriented educational events which includes panel sessions, workshops, Q&A (Ask Me Anything) sessions and presentations from experts in the sector
Organisations of all sizes looking to develop an understand 5G’s potential – including SME’s, corporates, local councils, academia etc..
Opportunity to learn about 5G and understand the use cases for your organisation whilst meeting and virtually networking with industry experts, clients and organisations
Our engage programmes consist of panel sessions, workshops, Q&A (Ask Me Anything) sessions and presentations from experts in the sector which take you through the fundamentals of 5G within specific industries. We understand that organisations have different needs and seek different benefits that 5G offers. This is why we bring in 5G expert panellists, business and technology coaches as well as external industry experts to facilitate your organisation’s 5G journey.
5PRING Incubate programme is an idea incubation programme that is designed to help organisations ideate and plan 5G enabled solutions. The incubator aims at giving organisations the opportunity to collaborate and learn more about how commercially viable 5G solutions can be developed for specific challenges.
For those already familiar with 5G, we’ll help them to understand the different roles 5G can play and provide support to build a business case and technical plan for organisations that want to adopt or supply 5G enabled products and services. The explore idea incubator gives demand-side corporations (adopters) the opportunity to come in as challenge owners into the programme, to ensure the solutions developed solve a real-world problem relevant to them.
Two-week virtual idea incubator, culminating with a demo (pitch) day.
Mixture of keynotes, 1-on-1 business and technical coaching, group exercises and independent working.
Supply-side: SME’s, start-ups, scale-ups, innovatorsChallenge owners: Corporates, local councils, government organisations.
Opportunity to ideate 5G solutions, creating a business plan and technical roadmap to allow you to gain support in taking your solution forward.
Incubate programme structure
Our two-week Incubate programmes offer participants the opportunity to team up with other businesses and industry experts to create 5G solutions that solve a range of organisational and societal challenges. Explore gives participants the opportunity to ideate innovative commercially viable 5G solutions and develop business cases in an agile manner. At the end of the programme we will host a demo day in which teams pitch to potential customers and consortium partners.
Successful completion of explore will increase the chances of start-ups and scale-ups to be accepted into our three months accelerator program.
Day 1 – Team creation
Day 2 – Agree on a problem to be solved
Day 3 – Value proposition creation
Day 4 – Validating your value proposition
Day 5 – Creating a Business Model Canvas
Day 6 – Planning a technical pilot
Day 7 – Test your solution and mitigate risks
Day 8 – Create a technical roadmap
Day 9 – Create a compelling pitch
Day 10 – Demo day (pitch to potential customers)
Our Accelerate programme, known as the 5PRING accelerator, is a three month programme participants the opportunity to develop innovative and ambitious 5G solutions. We offer a tailored acceleration curriculum to participants, giving them access to our 5G test-beds.
The accelerator supports both larger organisations in solving their challenges by adopting an open-innovation business model, as well as enabling start-ups, SME’s etc. to deliver their 5G propositions to these challenges by providing a direct route to market.
We provide technical and business support to participants through our coaches, mentors and external speakers. The Explore programme helps guide our participants in their endeavour to deliver a commercially viable business or scaling plan, as well as build prototypes or proof of concepts (PoCs) that utilise 5G. We also give participants the opportunity to raise investment by facilitating pitch slam sessions with investors-in-residence and external investors.
View our Accelerator T’s & C’s here
Three-month accelerator program
Tailored programme with variety of challenges, offering both business support and access to testbed facilities
Supply-side: SME’s, start-ups, scale-ups, innovatorsChallenge owners: Corporates, local councils, government organisations
Opportunity to access 5G testbed to test technical feasibility of solutions, access to 5G technologists and business coaching and opportunity to pitch to investors / potential clients.
Accelerate programme structure
Our three-months accelerator programme offers participants access to our test-beds located in Birmingham, Coventry or Wolverhampton based on the programmes they apply to. The programme offers participants 1:1 and group mentorship alongside coaching across the following verticals:
Help identify business opportunities with our partners and beyond (potential ‘fast track’ to Telefonica/O2 and challenge owners).
Gives access to business and technical masterclasses enabling participants to scale their 5G powered business
Our 5G technologists will help participants setup and configure the test-bed while assisting them to align their product roadmap with 5G
Help develop a scaling plan, fundraising strategy and pitch deck