About this event
1) Existing and future 5G transport trials
West Midlands 5G’s Transport programme consists of a portfolio of projects which have been developed to support new 5G-enabled products and services. The outcome of these projects will make a significant difference to transport across the West Midlands region and have national relevance – supporting the region to take a leading position in digital transport investment. Delegates will receive an overview of these 7 exciting new recently launched projects plus details of a further funding competition for 5G-enabled road and rail trials - a share of up to £2.5 million is available to UK registered businesses.
2) Supporting technical capabilities
Understanding 5G in transport, its potential both in the region and the UK and international context. A debate on the wider opportunities 5G offers and how private and public organisations can engage with the Application Accelerators in the region – 5PRING.
3) Live Q&A session
Find out more about the opportunities to engage with 5G – whether via the trials programme or the different types of engagement offered by the 5PRING accelerator programme. Discuss your new business ideas and/or challenges and learn more about how 5G may help you on your journey.
About the Speakers
Poppy is head of 5G acceleration for 5PRING at Wayra UK, delivering the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerators based in the West Midlands. She has extensive experience running corporate innovation and start-up acceleration programmes. Prior to becoming head of 5G acceleration for 5PRING Poppy worked within the connected and automated vehicle industry as senior partnership manager for Zenzic. Poppy is particularly passionate about digital innovation and helping small businesses harness their potential to scale into world-altering businesses.
Chris is the Programme Director for Transport. The Transport workstream is focussed on 3 key objectives. Firstly, to explore operational efficiencies on road and rail to improve service, reduce costs and improve environmental impact. Secondly, to provide a better connection between transport services, support transport expansion and encourage use of public transport. Finally, to improve the travel experience. The key outcome of these objectives is to drive the development of new 5G enabled products and services. Chris has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years in product development and research having worked for Ford, Ricardo Consulting Engineers and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). His most recent time in JLR saw him heading autonomous and connected car research.