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Digital Catapult and Formula 1® join forces to shape the events of the future

The UK authority on advanced digital technology, Digital Catapult, is working together with the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula 1® to explore the potential of 5G to revolutionise the events of the future.

Formula 1® will work alongside Digital Catapult and a cohort of small and medium-sized enterprises to jointly explore 5G solutions to events industry challenges, as part of 5PRING: the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator. 

The 5PRING Live Events programme, kicking off in January 2022, brings together startups, scaleups and industry experts to develop innovations in the events sector using 5G. 

Formula 1® is on the hunt for solutions to enhance event experiences for auto racing fans, making viewing experience more inclusive and interactive for audiences whether onsite and home – through the use of 5G and innovative technologies. 

Startups and scaleups on the programme will gain access to cutting edge technology and private 5G networks, a tailored acceleration curriculum, coaching, mentoring and expertise provided throughout the programme from experts at O2, Deloitte, Wayra, West Midlands 5G and Digital Catapult as part of the 5PRING consortium.

Working with Digital Catapult on the 5PRING programme, Formula 1® will: 

  • Test the latest emerging technologies and quantify the value through Digital Catapult’s 5G lab and demonstrators
  • Explore new fan engagement opportunities alongside startups and scaleups
  • Build upon its already strong innovation culture by tapping into startups and scaleups

To find out more about the 5PRING live events accelerator, please visit: https://5pring.org/programmes/events/

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