or example, the participants first attend a workshop on concept development, then they draw up a user path for their intended product. The next step is to start working with paper prototyping and finally, they look at business modeling.
An example workshop at World Startup
Followed by the workshops is a pitch event, where the teams present their concept to a jury. The winners in the first workshop developed a smart evacuation system that enables buildings to be evacuated faster and more efficiently; the team gets to attend the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. Another team worked on a payment system that uses facial recognition for identity verification.
World Startup is currently coaching the teams with the best concepts towards market-readiness. “One way we do this is by connecting the participants to interested parties who can contribute to the idea,” says Mark Beermann, managing partner of the 5G lab. An example of such a company is SPIE, which focuses on the implementation of smart systems in buildings. “The participants also continue working on a business case to really set up a company.
In addition to the field labs in Delft and The Hague, experiments with 5G are also taking place in Scheveningen. The municipality is setting up a small-scale digital infrastructure there to test and further develop various applications and business cases around smart cities. 5G plays an important role in this as a connecting network between various smart devices. Both public organizations and companies contribute to the infrastructure and can use it at the same time. Possible applications include smart traffic management, air quality measurement and safety monitoring.