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The first 5G/IoT Competition in UAE is an initiative of du and U5GIG that actively promotes the engagement of new businesses and academics in pioneering innovation on Fifth Generation Networks.

5G technologies, applications, business ecosystems and use cases are developing at a very fast pace. 5G is a major enabler for leading firms from a wide range of industries that are embracing digitalization in order to become more competitive. Therefore there is an increasing need for companies and universities pioneering in 5G innovation who can understand and address their needs. With this contest U5GIG wants to identify new ventures and use cases with innovative potential and propel them to the 5G business arena.

The selected project(s) will be given the opportunity to test and validate their concept idea and use case in du U5GIG

How to participate:


Proposed ideas, use cases and projects address 5G/IoT relevant aspects of technology and/or application

Selection Criteria

1) Synergy with 5G or IoT.
2) Market potential.
3) Innovative.
4) Scalable.
5) Team Competencies.
6) Development Stage.

Selection Process & Dates

Send your Proposal Executive Summary through the this link Create a new account.

Announcement of startups selected to pitch at semifinals
Semifinals 10-minute pitches before U5GIG Steering Board
Communication to startups selected as finalists
Pitch Session for Finalists organized by U5GIG
Announcement of the winning Uses

Guidelines for Executive Summary

The summary should be a maximum of 3 pages long.
Provide key data, including: Problem/Need/Opportunity, Value Proposition, Realization Status and Plans, Team.
Make sure that data is provided to enable our evaluation of the 6 selection criteria.
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