Our 5G-enabled accelerator, housed within the Cambridge Science Park, could help your business undertake cutting-edge R&D in key areas such as:

  • Mobility as a service using Connected Autonomous Vehicles
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Remote working and communication
  • Waste management, air pollution, sustainability and clean energy
  • Traffic management
  • Digitalisation of building services around wellness and health
  • Increasing efficiency, learning and collaboration of workers through e.g. high bandwidth low latency video communication to international offices and science parks
  • Remote surgery, ultrasonography and emergency medical treatment for hospitals
  • Increased AGV and automation in and outside of hospitals such as 5G vehicle for mobile temperature monitoring, disinfection, medicine delivery vehicle, robot for hospital guide etc.

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Successful applicants have free access to:

  • An indoor 5G private network
  • An outdoor 5G network
  • The latest 5G-enabled devices
  • A brand-new innovation lab on the Cambridge Science Park with full 5G access and coverage for indoor applications
  • Access to a dedicated project room, a lobby reception with cafeteria and underground car park within the building
  • Dedicated mentorship from industry experts and knowledge sharing for accelerator partners
  • Masterclasses run by industry experts covering the latest applications and case studies for successful 5G adoption
  • Hardware, software, application and project coaching and support
  • Introductions to, and engagement with, the CW member network - in particular industry sectors who have expressed interest for innovative 5G use cases



"CW’s 5G testbed has let us explore and test real-world system configurations, and will be crucial in convincing customers that private 5G networks can be used to deliver lower costs and higher performance to Industrial IoT users today”  Andy Ward, CTO at Ubisense

“The facilities at the CW 5G testbed were excellent and flexible enough to support our diverse range of testing needs. We received engineer-to-engineer support on network set-up and had anytime access to the facility, enabling the team to maximise the impact of our R&D efforts during the three-month accelerator.” Chang Liu, CEO of Extend Robotics

Participant Case Study: Cambridge Sensoriis

The experts in radar technology are using 5G to bring a new level of safety to the UK’s roads and skies with their new cloud computing solution that can position, track and monitor moving vehicles to an accuracy of a few centimetres.

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Participant Case Study: Camnexus

Industrial IoT specialists Camnexus IoT enabled a new feature in their LPWAN gateways (uplink on 5G network) resulting in a versatile and reliable massive IoT network for critical asset and process management, and integrated multiple HD video streaming capability (resulting in the first HD video stream between Chile and Cambridge).

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Participant Case Study: Epitomical

Designers of the autonomous connected vehicle the Autorover are transforming critical workers' abilities to perform tasks in dangerous environments thanks to the real-time teleoperations and new robotic arm from Extend Robotics on their new 5G-enabled mobile rover platform.

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Participant Case Study: Extend Robotics

Robotic software-as-a-service start-up Extend Robotics increased the quality of control available to users of their solution by using 5G's high bandwidth to double the number of streaming cameras.

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Participant Case Study: HADO UK

The developer and distributor of a popular augmented reality-based e-sport can now, with 5G, support teams playing each other remotely – a European international match can be held without any player getting on a plane.

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Participant Case Study: Ubisense

Location technology experts Ubisense used their time on the CW 5G Testbed to uncover 5G-enabled cost reductions for their customers of up to 60%.

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The CW 5G Private Testbed went live in January 2021. Testbed partners Huawei and TusPark UK are working with CW to enable businesses to exploit new capabilities, fast-track innovation and gain competitive advantage as they shift towards the adoption of 5G.  The duration of each accelerator is 12 weeks. If you are interested in taking part in a future accelerator, or you know of a company that may be interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Abhi Naha.

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Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes. At Huawei, innovation puts the customer first. We invest heavily in fundamental research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have nearly 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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