Smart Junctions 5G End of Project Showcase

    Venue: No.1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Manchester M1 7FS
    Cost: This is a free event.

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Starts 26 Jul 11:00

Ends 26 Jul 17:00

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We're excited to invite you to the Smart Junctions 5G End of Project Showcase

We'd love to welcome you to the Smart Junctions 5G (SJ5G) Showcase, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about how the project has performed, challenges and lessons learnt, along with what the future holds for SJ5G.

SJ5G uses a private 5G network to enhance the VivaCity’s Smart Junction Project - an AI-based traffic signal optimisation system, currently being deployed in Manchester, which has already shown to cut waiting times at traffic signals significantly.

What's happening on the day

The Showcase will start at 11am with refreshments and close at 5pm, which will be followed by an informal drinks reception.

  • DCMS opening remarks and consortium presentation on the project aims, outcomes and benefits
  • Transport Panel session on the opportunities 5G provides for the acceleration of transport innovation and achieving the Net Zero vision in Greater Manchester (Hosted by Sam Li of TfGM, with Darren Capes of DfT, Peter Mildon of
  • VivaCity and Peter Boulton of TfGM.)
  • 1:30-2:45pm - catered lunch with networking and exhibition walk around
  • Lessons Learned Panel session (Hosted by Alex Cleaves of DCMS, with Hannah Tune of TfGM, Alexander Yeomans of VivaCity, Ed King of DCMS and others TBC.)
  • Future of Networks Panel session (Hosted by Maria Lema of Weaver Labs, with Nigel Linge of University of Salford, David Pedley of DCMS, Andy Sutton of BT and Michael Goulding of Cellnex.) 
  • DCMS Closing remarks and next steps
  • Drinks reception

We have lots of great insights and ideas to share with you, so we really hope you can make it.