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Meet us at: 5G World

Date: 31 August 2020 23:00 - 1 September 2020 23:00

Digital Catapult is pleased to announce it will be taking part in this year’s 5G World conference, a virtual platform and exhibition to deliver critical insights and connections to unleash the power of 5G.

While service providers are battling with the impact of COVID-19 on network capacity and quality, the race for 5G is still going strong among global innovators. Service providers are currently examining their options for 5G technology adoption and use cases, and are gearing up for network and new service launches. A crisis can be a driver for technological advances, with 5G set to revolutionise how we work from home, stay entertained indoors, connect with loved-ones virtually, and the way we do business. This year’s 5G World conference will deliver critical discourse around 5G and enable powerful connections – bringing together service providers, vendors, enterprises, media and more to share insights, best practice and connect over three days.

Digital Catapult at 5G World

Digital Catapult works to stimulate innovation using 5G to benefit industry and the UK economy in three main ways:

  • Building and operating 5G testbeds, in London, the West Midlands and Brighton
  • Running the 5G Testbed Accelerator programme
  • Engagement and strategic partnership with academia, to ensure that UK research remains at the forefront of technology advances

5G boosting creative industry | Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 13:30

From immersive theatre and music to interactive media experiences and 3D designs – innovative tech solutions and initiatives can change the future of creative industries with a boost from 5G. Hear from Digital Catapult and the alumni of 5G Testbed Accelerator and CreativeXR programmes as they discuss their achievements to date and explore the potential for future innovation in the creative space.


  • Emily Savage, Creative Sector Lead, Digital Catapult
  • Debbie Bandara, Artistic Director, Forest Tribe
  • Aharon Yechezkel, Chief Technology Officer, Sceenic
  • Sam Watts, Immersive Partnerships Director, MakeReal
  • Roman Rappak, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Overview Ark

Future Networks Lab – discover the potential of 5G and future networks cross technologies | Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 15:00

Take a virtual tour inside Digital Catapult London facilities and discover the potential of 5G testbeds and future networks cross technologies. Hear from the team and organisations that worked in the facilities and find out: what technologies are available in the lab; how can the Future Networks Lab benefit businesses; hear about Future Networks Lab Challenges; how to engage with the Future Networks Lab

5G as a building block for advanced digital infrastructure | Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 13:15

5G, the internet of things and artificial intelligence are combining to create new products, applications, services and experiences changing how we live and work in the future. This combination can be described as “Advanced Digital Infrastructure” or “Intelligent Digital Fabric” and it will become the backbone of a new stack of technologies that enables the Augmented Reality Cloud, intelligent and resilient environments and digital twins. In this session we look at what the work of developing and adopting 5G-enabled solutions, and in particular the softwarisation and virtualisation of the infrastructure, providing the insights into how the technology stack is changing, how the infrastructure services are being commoditised, and how these trends can be taken advantage of more meaningfully and purposefully by UK businesses.


  • Dr Dritan Kaleshi, Head of Technology-5G, Digital Catapult
  • Anthony Karydis, Founder and CEO, Mativision
  • Phil Saw, Project Director, Digital and Infrastructure, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
  • Alan Evans, Principal Solutions Architect, ORI

How to get involved?

If you would like to join Digital Catapult at this year’s 5G World conference, please book your ticket here.