5G Studio

Redefining industries with the power of 5G.

Deadline to Apply—February 10


Verizon and Newlab created the 5G Studio to support the development of next-generation applications that have the power to transform mobility, energy, automation, and to create the ecosystems of the future. In the first cohort in 2020, six companies were chosen to participate—from autonomous systems, mobility and leveraging robotics, to computer vision, location technologies, machine learning and A.I., these companies were chosen for their potential to impact their respective industries with 5G.

In its second year, the 5G Studio is seeking to select teams across disciplines and industries to test on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) at Newlab. The selected teams will have the opportunity to build transformative applications that can fundamentally change how they approach and deliver solutions in their respective industries.

Sign up for an info session to learn more about the 5G Studio.



Studio partner
Studio partner

Corporate participants have the opportunity to transform their businesses through Newlab’s Innovation Studios. Test with startups on Verizon’s 5G network at Newlab, and collaborate with fellow industry leaders, domain experts, Verizon engineers, and entrepreneurs who are part of the 5G Studio.

Open Call - Deadline to Apply: Feb 10

Open Call Info Sessions

Sign up for an info session to learn more about the 5G Studio.



Who Should Apply?

Companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors seeking to leverage 5G technology to uncover new use cases across domains including, but not limited to:

  • Robotics
  • AI & ML
  • Computer Vision
  • 3D Mapping
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Blockchain
  • AR / VR
  • Industrial IoT
  • EV Charging
  • Battery Storage
  • Grid Management


Benefits

Investment & Exposure

  • Access to grant funding from Newlab
  • Access to Newlab’s robust corporate and investor network
  • Press & exposure to additional corporate partners and programs

Build & Test
  • Work with Newlab and other stakeholders to uncover new use cases
  • Unlock new product capabilities by adapting to 5G and testing at Newlab
  • Explore partnership opportunities with industry partners

Community & Space
  • Access to the Newlab flagship location and peer community of 160+ companies scaling transformative technology
  • Engage leading industry, venture, and academic experts
  • $5M+ in on-site prototyping resources

Note: There is no application fee or equity commitment required to apply or participate. However, 5G Studio Participants are responsible for all of their expenses and travel costs, including those related to attending mandatory in-person events, where applicable. Grants from Newlab to help cover certain expenses incurred to participate in the 5G Studio may be available.

Open Call - Deadline to Apply: Feb 10

Open Call Info Sessions

Sign up for an info session to learn more about the 5G Studio.




Who Should Apply?

Companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors seeking to leverage 5G technology to uncover new use cases across domains including, but not limited to:

  • Robotics
  • AI & ML
  • Computer Vision
  • 3D Mapping
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Blockchain
  • AR / VR
  • Industrial IoT
  • EV Charging
  • Battery Storage
  • Grid Management


Benefits

Investment & Exposure

  • Access to grant funding from Newlab
  • Access to Newlab’s robust corporate and investor network
  • Press & exposure to additional corporate partners and programs

Build & Test
  • Work with Newlab and other stakeholders to undercover new use cases
  • Unlock new product capabilities by adapting to 5G and testing at Newlab
  • Explore partnership opportunities with industry partners

Community & Space
  • Access to the Newlab flagship location and peer community of 160+ companies scaling transformative technology
  • Engage leading industry, venture, and academic experts
  • $5M+ in on-site prototyping resources

Note: There is no application fee or equity commitment required to apply or participate. However, 5G Studio Participants are responsible for all of their expenses and travel costs, including those related to attending mandatory in-person events, where applicable. Grants from Newlab to help cover certain expenses incurred to participate in the 5G Studio may be available.

Key dates
Open Call Info Sessions
January 14 & February 8
Open Call deadline
February 10
Finalists notified
End of February
Finalist review
March - April
Startups selected
April
Test in NYC
April - June
Showcase
June
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 more effectively deliver products to market.

Energy

Reimagine the energy equation through smart Distributed Energy Resources and new and flexible energy ecosystems. Transform how we have historically thought about energy, energy use, and how to better and more efficiently manage it all.

Transportation

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.

Location

Building 128, 19 Morris Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Newlab, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is part of a 300-acre industrial campus that once served as the nation’s premier shipbuilding facility, and is the ideal test-bed for innovative technologies and pilot programs built for land, water, or air.

Testing will take place on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network with Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) at Newlab, where participants will have the opportunity to build applications that have the power to transform how industries will approach and deliver solutions in a range of sectors.

Companies selected to participate in the 5G Studio do not need to relocate to New York City; however, in addition to the onsite development period, there will be key meetings during the Studio when attendance in person is mandatory. On those dates, senior leadership and product specialists must be physically present in New York City in order to present solutions and progress, as well as interact with others, such as the rest of the cohort, industry experts, and mentors.

Learn more about Newlab
About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

Important Information

  • By submitting an application, each Applicant warrants and represents the following with respect to its application: (a) Applicant is the sole and exclusive owner of its submission and that submission is not subject to any claim of ownership by any third party; (b) the idea, concept, product or technology in the application are Applicant’s own creation and is 100% original; and (c) the idea, concept, product or technology in the application will not infringe on any intellectual property, proprietary, moral, or other rights of any third parties.
  • Participants will be required to execute an agreement that contains basic terms about participation in the 5G Studio, including confidentiality.
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs/expenses, and for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including valid passports and visas, and for complying with all health or other government regulations required for travel to New York City.
  • No legal advice, including regarding intellectual property, will be provided to Participants.
  • Newlab reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the 5G Studio.
  • U.S. law applies.


Who is eligible to apply to participate in the 5G Studio?

  • The 5G Studio is open only to corporate entities organized under the laws of the United States with 200 employees or fewer.
  • Applications from companies at all stages of maturity will be considered.
  • To be eligible to participate, Applicants must own (or have the legal right to use) the rights to any intellectual property related to all technologies, products, solutions, etc. included in their applications.


Who is NOT eligible to apply or participate in the 5G Studio?

  • Employees, officers and directors of Verizon Innovation LLC (“Verizon”) and New Lab, LLC ("Newlab"), and all of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, agents, advertising/promotion agencies and vendors, and all of their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible to apply or participate.
  • Any individuals or entities sanctioned or otherwise restricted under laws administered by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State or the Treasury are not eligible to apply or participate.


Who will review my application?

Applications will be assessed by Newlab and Verizon decision-makers, and potentially by external industry experts and/or business subject matter experts.


What is the selection criteria?

Applications will be considered based on (i) ability to articulate and demonstrate how 5G can take the, concept, product or technology to the next level; (ii) how the concept, product or technology will creatively utilize and implement 5G to fundamentally change one or more of the four industry focus areas outlined above; and (iii) ability to paint a picture and provide line of sight into the art of the possible, thanks to the power of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband. Note: This is a guide for how your application will be reviewed, and it is at the decision-makers' discretion to evaluate applications on criteria not included here.


How many applicants will be selected to participate in the 5G Studio?

We anticipate a maximum of six (6) Applicants will be selected as Participants to participate in the 5G Studio at this time.


How long is the 5G Studio?

Once 5G Studio Participants are selected, they will work for approximately three to four (3-4) months to design, execute, and test their solutions on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. Once the concept is finalized, Participants will spend time onsite at Newlab to develop their application over the 5G network.


What else do 5G Studio Participants receive for participating in the 5G Studio?

5G Studio Participants will be provided with a 6-month Newlab Flex II membership (valid for two individuals, and starting when the Participant is notified of selection), which provides flexible access to Newlab's 84,000 square foot space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, access to a peer community of 160+ companies scaling transformative technology, and offers collaborative workspace and onsite prototyping resources, including 3D printing, CNC milling, wood and metal shops, casting, and finishing, textiles, electronics, and more.