Developers can use the facility to build and test new 5G use cases
Telecoms company T-Mobile, Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners and the Georgia Institute of Technology are teaming up to launch a 5G incubator programme to support entrepreneurs and start-ups.
The 5G Connected Future incubator will be located in the city of Peachtree Corners’ 500-acre smart city technology park in Georgia, a living lab where more than 8,000 people live or work.
Real world testing
The facility features a 25,000 square foot Innovation Centre and three-mile autonomous vehicle test track and T-Mobile has deployed its extended range 5G and ultra-capacity 5G network across the park. Developers can build and test new 5G use cases such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, industrial drone applications, mixed reality training and entertainment, remote medical care, personal health and fitness wearables and more.
The new incubator, managed in collaboration with Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Centre (ATDC), is an expansion of the T-Mobile Accelerator, founded in 2014 that originated in the smart city corridor of Kansas City. T-Mobile supports numerous initiatives to help start-ups and entrepreneurs develop, test and bring to market groundbreaking new 5G products and services.
“In addition to the normal start-up concerns, entrepreneurs in the 5G space face a unique set of challenges such as regulatory issues at the state and local levels, network security, and integration testing”
Companies participating in the 5G Connected Future programme will work directly with technology and business leaders at T-Mobile Accelerator, Georgia Tech and Curiosity Lab as they build, test and bring to market new products and services that unleash the potential of T-Mobile 5G. The 5G Connected Future vertical is the fourth of its kind at ATDC and follows other targeted programmes in health, retail and financial technologies.
“In addition to the normal start-up concerns, entrepreneurs in the 5G space face a unique set of challenges such as regulatory issues at the state and local levels, network security, and integration testing,” said ATDC director John Avery.
ATDC’s framework combines its start-up curriculum, coaching, connections, and community, as well as direct access to Georgia Tech resources, research expertise, and student talent, to help entrepreneurs learn, launch, scale, and succeed. In this effort, ATDC will offer programming, recruit and evaluate start-ups and hire staff to manage the vertical in Peachtree Corners.
“Such a partnership underscores “Georgia Tech’s commitment to enabling tomorrow’s technology leaders, which remains as strong as when ATDC was founded 41 years ago,” said Chaouki Abdallah, Georgia Tech’s executive vice president for research. “Innovation cannot take place in a vacuum, which is why entrepreneurs and startups require the knowledge and resources provided through partnerships such as ours.”
Start-ups interested in joining the 5G Connected Future program can apply here.
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