S5GConnect Dundee Open Day
This week, The Scotland 5G Centre hosted an Open Day at S5GConnect Dundee, based at Abertay cyberQuarter.
Speaking at the event, Kirsty Scott, Business Engagement Manager for S5GConnect Dundee; Mark Flynn, Convener of Dundee City Council’s City Development Committee; Professor Gregor White, Dean of Abertay University’s School of Design and Informatics and Brad McGuire, Director of Programme Innovation at AWTG highlighted how 5G can enable digital transformation in the Tay Cities Region, transform how we do business and support organisations to futureproof their workplace.
Mark Flynn also announced The Tay 5G Challenge Fund, open from the 7th December until 31st January to companies across the UK who can demonstrate impactful projects for products, services or solutions which use 5G. Find out more here or get in touch with our partners at Urban Foresight: tay5G@urbanforesight.org
Following the presentations, attendees then participated in 5G-enabled demonstrations from our partners at the University of Glasgow’s Communications, Sensing and Imaging Group.
Showcasing the capabilities of the Internet of Things, the University of Glasgow’s Persuasive Energy Conscious Network (PECN) demonstration monitors energy usage, encouraging smarter ways of working. With the increase in energy pricing this supports organisations to assess energy usage and work towards reducing company costs and combatting climate change. 5G allows the integration of previously unconnected devices to new, smart grids for accurate real-time monitoring and rigorous forecasting of future energy needs.
Demonstrating the benefits of Mixed, Extended Reality technology (XR), the University of Glasgow also showcased how XR can support a wide range of sectors including Fintech, Smart Public Services, Education, Life Sciences and Creative Industries to reduce costs and training times, providing more immersive and engaging content to their employees. 5G enabled visualization technologies also carry great potential for urban design and public participation – by realistically blending 3D architectural sketches and designs with the physical environment, creating a more intuitive space for planners, architects, residents, and other stakeholders to re-imagine how future environments can be achieved.
Find out more and get in touch with Kirsty here.
View the presentations from the event here.