Ten exciting start-ups are pioneering new green technologies with support from 5PRING and its Green Innovation Challenge programme, set-up in partnership with Suez, a large utilities company, and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) last year.
Developing, proving and scaling major new green innovations utilising 5G technology could prove crucial in helping the WMCA deliver on its plans for reaching net zero carbon by 2041.
Driven by the WMCA’s WM2041 programme, the West Midlands region is committed to leading England’s low carbon transformation and sees 5PRING’s Green Innovation Challenge as a major part of this.
5PRING’s cohort of successful applicants now have access to cutting edge technology and a private 5G network. This is supplemented by coaching, mentoring and expertise from a range of experts at the multi-national organisations which comprise the 5PRING consortium.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “The Green Innovation Challenge is a key component of the region’s carbon neutrality ambitions and the WM2041 Five Year Plan. As part of our journey to carbon neutrality, it is absolutely critical we bring the region’s businesses with us, as they have a key role to play in both helping to reduce emissions and creating high-skilled, well-paid, jobs. The 5PRING programme – supported by West Midlands 5G – does exactly that and I am excited to see what our ten start-ups produce.”