5G Hub in Brainport Eindhoven is a collaboration between Brainport Development, High Tech Campus, Ericsson, and VodafoneZiggo. They research and test the possibilities of new technologies. And they stimulate their innovative applications. This not only concerns 5G, but also, for example, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain and photonics.
The consortium has a partnership with the Ministry of Economic Affairs: the Brainport National Agenda for Action. As a result, the solutions devised by the 5G Hub in Brainport Eindhoven for its own region can be scaled up more quickly to the rest of the Netherlands. The consortium also works together with a powerful network: an 'ecosystem' of Eindhoven organizations that are happy to contribute to smart applications of new technologies.
The network ranges from politicians and administrators to researchers and entrepreneurs. Consortium member Brainport Development is the economic development company that stimulates innovation and growth in the region on behalf of the 21 municipalities in Southeast Brabant, as an example. They are behind the efforts of the 5G Hub. The same applies to the almost 300 companies that make up the High Tech Campus; from Philips, Signify and ASML to promising start-ups.
Recently we hosted a webinar about the Future of Health using technologies such as 5G:
The world is constantly changing, at an increasingly rapid pace. For example, by 2050, according to various forecasts, probably 80 percent of humanity will live in large cities. Changes of this kind create social issues everywhere. For instance, how do you keep society sustainable, healthy, and inclusive? The 5G Hub develops solutions for these challenges. First of all for your own region. But other regions and countries can certainly also benefit from it.
Check the High Tech Podcast about the 5G Hub and possibilities of 5G.
The 5G Hub has four core activities. First of all, the consortium guides companies in developing their product or service; from idea and research to profitable results. Secondly, it tests new technologies. Thirdly, it inspires companies and governments to understand and use such technologies. And finally, it builds a ``technology community`` in which parties can learn from each other quickly and effectively.
What are the ambitions for this year?
The development of innovative business ideas into profitable products or services. This is an essential ambition of the consortium. In addition, we continuously seek to add new partners to our network. Each quarter we provide students opportunities to start new assignments. We will regularly organize inspiration events in the 5G Hub, the beating heart of the region. Moreover, the consortium wants to enable companies to use multiple new technologies in the Hub for innovative products and services.
The 5G Hub at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven has won two awards at the Computable Awards 2020. "We couldn't be more proud", says Hilde de Vocht of the Campus. The 5G Hub was awarded in the Hardware & Infrastructure category, where it received the highest jury rating. In addition, it won in the Digital Innovation category with their 'Connected Ambulance' project, a collaboration with Philips, GGD Brabant-Zuidoost and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven.