5G Studio

Redefining industries with the power of 5G.
Verizon and Newlab created the 5G Studio to support the development of next-generation applications that have the power to transform industries like mobility, energy, automation to create the ecosystems of the future. Since 2020, companies developing products in autonomous systems, mobility, EV charging, computer vision, location technologies, machine learning, A.I., and more, have piloted new and unprecedented technologies in the 5G Studio.

The Studio is recruiting participants for its fourth cohort this Spring, focused on industrial automation and the supply chain, including warehousing, logistics, and manufacturing. Studio participants will have the opportunity to use Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) at Newlab to build transformative applications that can fundamentally change how they approach and scale solutions across their sectors.

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.
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Key Dates
Cohort 4 startups selected
Cohort 4 testing in NYC
Cohort 5 Open Call launch
April 25
Cohort 5 Open Call deadline
June 10
Cohort 5 finalists notified
Cohort 5 finalist review
Cohort 5 startups selected
Cohort 5 testing in NYC
Cohort 5 Showcase
Focus Areas

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.


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.


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.

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.

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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.