5G Studio

Newlab Verizon 5G Studio

Redefine an industry with the power of 5G.

To bring products to their full potential, Verizon and Newlab have partnered to bring entrepreneurs and corporate and city partners together to pilot new technologies.

Looking to change the world with 5G?

Want to reshape the future of your industry and be the first to scale your business with 5G? Selected companies and entrepreneurs receive exclusive access to a private Verizon ultra-wideband 5G test-bed.

The 5G Studio is now accepting applications.

For questions about the Open Call, please refer to this FAQ.
For corporate partnership opportunities, please email [email protected]

Why Apply?

Investment & Exposure

• Total grant funding pool up to $250K for participating companies
• Access to Newlab and Verizon’s investor network
• Exposure to additional corporate partners, programs, and press

Build & Pilot

• Work with Verizon and Newlab to scale your product and business
• Private 5G network and compute testbed infrastructure in the 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard

Community & Space

• Access to the Newlab flagship location and peer community of 150+ companies scaling frontier technology
• Engage leading industry, venture, and academic experts
• $5M+ in on-site prototyping resources

Focus Areas

Industrial Automation

Enable the next industrial revolution—make smart factories a reality, redefine production, supercharge workforces, and dramatically change supply chains to quickly and sustainably deliver products to market.


Reimagine the energy equation in cities, suburbs, and isolated locations. From cyclical production and consumption and new means of building construction to emissions-cutting and the creation of a new green standard for buildings.


Fundamentally transform how the world moves—from how goods are delivered across land, sea, and air to new long-haul and last-mile transportation alternatives.


Redefine what it means to visit the doctor through new applications of telemedicine, physical therapy, home health, and remote robotics.


Brooklyn Navy Yard

Pilots will take place in New York City at the Brooklyn Navy Yard—a 300-acre industrial campus that previously served as the nation’s premier shipbuilding facility—which is home to Newlab’s headquarters. In coordination with Verizon, a 5G and edge computing node will provide the test-bed for pilots of innovative technologies on land, water, and air.

Key dates

Open Call Deadline: May 30, 2020
Finalists Notified: June 15, 2020
Finalist Workshop in NYC: June 29, 2020
Final Selection: July 6, 2020
Onboarding: July 13-17, 2020
Pilot Design: July 2020
Pilot Launch: August–October 2020
Demo Day in NYC: November 2020

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