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The UK's 5G Showcase Awards announces shortlist

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 9 Mar 2022
  • Last modified 8 Mar 2022
Celebrating the achievements and outcomes of the UK's 5G landscape

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the UK’s 5G Showcase Awards, sponsored by Ericsson. With over 100 entries, our expert judging panel—Peter Whale, Robert Driver, Simon Fletcher, Jess Ellis, Katherine Ainley and Paul Beastall—was faced with an almost impossible decision. But the breadth and depth of talent only highlight the UK’s strong 5G ecosystem of innovation, paving the way for a very exciting future. 

Robert Driver, Head of UK5G, said: “With over 130 nominations, the judging process for these awards was certainly not an easy task; a fantastic reflection of the UK’s 5G capabilities and ecosystem.  I would like to offer my thanks to all those individuals who took the trouble to nominate, and to the great nominees they put forward. I’d also like to congratulate the 15 projects, organisations and individuals who made the shortlist.  I very much look forward to the Awards dinner at the Showcase event where the 5 winners will be announced and would also like to thank our sponsor, Ericsson”.

Jess Ellis, Head of Programme Development, 5GTT, added: “The 5G Testbed & Trials programme was all about putting the UK at the forefront of global 5G innovation and deployment.  From judging these awards it’s clear to see that we have not only fantastic projects but committed, enthusiastic and innovative organisations and individuals who are really pushing the limits of what we do with 5G and how we make it happen.  Congratulations to all those on the shortlist.”

Award Categories 

Three project-based awards:

Best potential for business impact

  • MONeH - Multi-Operator Neutral Host
  • 5G Connected Forest: Robin Hood: Arrow Through Time
  • 5G New Thinking - Federated Wireless

Most innovative use of 5G technology

  • IntelliGI - a 5G connected self-administered solution for at-home colon capsule endoscopy
  • 5G Festival
  • 5G Enabled Manufacturing (5GEM)

Maximum citizen impact and reach

  • The Green Planet AR Experience
  • Liverpool 5G Create
  • 5G RuralDorset - Coastal public safety

Two individual-based awards:

Best individual contribution to 5G industry deployment

  • Ann Williams
  • Dr Dritan Kaleshi
  • Matt Stagg

Best collaborative engagement across the programme

  • Rhys Enfield
  • Dave Happy
  • Alex Buchan

As the UK 5G Testbeds & Trials programme comes towards a conclusion, we want to celebrate the achievements and outcomes, as well as the great effort and determination to overcome challenges of participants – at levels of project consortia, organisations and specific individuals. On behalf of the judging panel, we’d like to wish congratulations to all those who were nominated and shortlisted. 

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner during The UK's 5G Showcase on the 22nd of March.