Projects

5G in 5 Days

5G in 5 Days week was an exciting opportunity for young people to work with industry experts, gain invaluable experience, increase their skills and knowledge, and raise their profile in the region.

We provided an opportunity for up to six young people aged 18-24 to discover how 5G technology works, the benefits it brings and explore the real world improvements it can make to our lives.

Our successful applicants featured in and helped to create a social media series to educate the wider community on 5G technology and its potential. Participants will create video diaries that will help the public learn about how 5G will impact our region. you can view these here 

Participants had exclusive access to our brand new 5PRING innovation centres. Those taking part had the opportunity to meet leading industry experts and learn about the key sectors we are working with such as transport, manufacturing, health & social care; areas where the West Midlands has key strengths and where 5G can make a difference in transforming productivity.

Please note, West Midlands 5G 5G in 5 Days programme is now closed. You can still keep up to date with the programme by following our participants story below and on Instagram

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Alexandria Williams-Yearwood

Hi I’m Alex from Birmingham. Me and my partner have been together since 2014 and we have a 4-year-old daughter. I am interested in illustrating, digital imagery, social media and the growth of technology. I also like to keep fit by going to the gym and playing netball.

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Andrew Cooper

My name is Andrew Cooper I'm a 24-year-old Analyst Solution Architect from Codsall, Wolverhampton, working at Verizon Business on a degree-level apprenticeship program.

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Ammar Ali Jaffer

Hello, my name is Ammar. I was born in Milton Keynes, UK and have also lived in both Switzerland & the UAE. Currently, I'm a first-year undergraduate student at Aston University in Birmingham studying Business Computing & IT.

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Nathanael Manning

My name is Nathanael and I'm an 18-years-old from Birmingham. I have always had a passion for sport and performance, but a big interest of mine is technology and the innovation that comes with it.

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Lehel Nagy

My name Is Lehel from Birmingham, I am a 19-year-old student studying Creative IT at BTEC at Matthew Boulton College.  I am looking forward to starting my studies at Coventry University, where I am going to study Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity.

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Kiran Phagura

I’m Kiran and I’m from Birmingham, West Midlands. I am a new graduate from the University of Manchester studying Computer Science and have  recently started my career as a Cloud & AI Consultant with Microsoft.

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Meet the Participants

What will participants be doing on 5G in 5 Days?

Participants will be tasked with bringing their own personal interests and ideas as they learn about 5G, identifying ways this cutting-edge technology can improve our lives. On the last day of their 5G in 5 Days experience those taking part will present their findings to industry experts and could see them realised in the accelerator pathway and receive a special prize for innovative ideas.

The Programme is split into three parts:

  • Awareness – Building on current knowledge and advent of 5G in the West Midlands and its current practical applications. This will include an induction into the project and WM5Gs Vision and Mission for the Region.
  • Recognising Challenges – Identifying issues and problems that 5G can resolve from our key workstreams and visit real-world 5G trials in the West Midlands.
  • Exploring Future Solutions – Understanding and demonstrating our learnings of the long-term possibilities, innovations & benefits that 5G and your solution will bring to the region.

We will provide key insights into WM5G and 5PRING, including a day out with 5G where you will have the opportunity to visit multiple 5G enabled locations from across the region to see how 5G is being applied to deliver better productivity and benefits for business and you.

Having access to the UK’s first 5G Innovation Centre in Birmingham, where participants will have the opportunity to build on their knowledge of 5G and come up with a solution to real-life challenges. With access to the latest in 5G kit, high speed networks, industry leading experts and also your own 5G phone to capture and record your story for the duration of the project.

Please note:

Though the content created during this event will be used to promote the benefits and opportunities 5G offers, no acting experience is required and participants will only be asked to express views that are their own. This process is about showing you a truly exciting technology, so there’s no need for us to pretend.

Applications for 5G in 5 Days are now closed. Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest on the programme.

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