Verizon has joined forces with Digital Catapult to launch an immersive accelerator programme to develop innovative 5G solutions for enterprises.
The programme will enable a select number of retail and brand partners to work directly with startups and technology innovators to explore how 5G-enabled solutions can solve their real-world business challenges. They will use Verizon’s 5G and edge computing capabilities in Verizon’s London 5G Lab and production studio to develop prototypes over a seven-month period.
In addition, Verizon’s production studio, RYOT, gives innovators the ability to produce premium quality, 3D content including virtual and augmented reality experiences, such as virtual events, using RYOT’s state-of-the-art capabilities like volumetric capture, motion capture and AR broadcast from its facilities in London.
Christian Guirnalda, Verizon’s director of 5G Labs and Innovation Centers said, “By pairing startups and creators with brands and providing access to a 5G environment and tools, we will together support the local entrepreneurial community and continue to accelerate the 5G ecosystem.”
Digital Catapult helps organisations of all sizes to discover new ways of solving industry challenges, increase productivity and open up new markets.
Geraldina Iraheta, Director of Business Development, Digital Catapult said, “This accelerator is an incredible opportunity to bring 5G to life, proving its potential in real-world environments and revolutionising the retail experience for consumers. We’re excited to be working with Verizon to showcase the future of retail in this way.”