Digital Scotland 2022 – Futureproofing Scotland through 5G
On 25th October 2022, The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) showcased the possibilities and capabilities of advanced technology at Digital Scotland 2022 in Edinburgh.
The Centre Marketing Team exhibited in the main hall with the University of Strathclyde’s StrathSDR team, who demonstrated the benefits of a 5G standalone Network in a Box for broadcast media production, the same one the team used recently to broadcast the Queen’s final departure from Scotland, and University of Glasgow’s Communication Sensing & Imaging Group who showcased some of their uses cases including 5G-enabled teleoperation.
In the afternoon, S5GC Chair Julie Snell hosted a Masterclass Session with Professor Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow and Professor Bob Stewart, University of Strathclyde.
The session, with Julie Snell as first speaker, showcased the Centre’s latest achievements such as the Innovation Challenge and its outputs, the potential of 5G across industries, sectors and benefits from cost reduction or productivity increase and how the Centre supports businesses across Scotland to access this technology via the S5GConnect Programme. After Julie’s introduction, the Centre’s founding partners each presented on their breakthrough projects, focusing on where these projects have utilised 5G in research and creating new products and solutions.
The University of Glasgow are developing a 5G-enabled Smart Campus using connected devices, teleoperations where users can remotely control robotics.
The University of Strathclyde are developing cost effective connectivity solutions for remote and/or rural areas and outside broadcasting.
The Scotland 5G Centre invested over £1.9m into the University of Strathclyde’s Rural Project which has generated a return on investment of £2.5m, and over £1.6m into the University of Glasgow’s Urban Project which has generated a return on investment of £29m.
In total, 94 attendees registered for the session – the busiest masterclass of the day!
For more info on the Scotland 5G Centre’s Projects visit: https://scotland5gcentre.org/5g-projects/