Testbeds & trials

Eden Universe

  • Started on 13 Jan 2021

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  • Government funding: £1,662,881
  • Total project value: £ 3,338,333
  • Location: South West, South Cornwall

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The Eden Project in Cornwall will explore how 5G and 360 degree video cameras can enhance the visitor experience. Virtual visitors who are unable to visit the Eden site will be able to experience the exhibits and talks from their home, care home, school or other locations via a desktop, mobile or virtual reality device and be taken on a real-time VR tour.

The local 5G infrastructure will also be used to provide real-time data on core services such as energy and water management. The data will be fed into Eden’s site management systems to ensure its rich collection of plant life remains in good condition.

Dan James, the Eden Project’s Development Director, said: “The Eden Project is delighted to have secured support from 5G Create. Eden is a visually rich and wonderful place to be, so having this new technology on our Cornwall site and the opportunity to create new digital content with our project partners aql, Meta and Marshmallow Laser Feast is very exciting.

“We are looking forward to testing just how 5G can help support our educational, arts and community programmes and provide new and exciting reasons for people to keep visiting us in person or virtually. The data collected through the 5G network will also help us manage the site and improve the visitor experience and our environmental performance.”

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