The 5G Hub at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven has won two awards at the Computable Awards 2020. The 5G Hub is a collaboration between VodafoneZiggo, Ericsson, Brainport Development and High Tech Campus Eindhoven. "We couldn't be more proud", says Hilde de Vocht of the Campus.
The 5G Hub was awarded in the Hardware & Infrastructure category, where it received the highest jury rating. In addition, it won in the Digital Innovation category with their 'Connected Ambulance' project, a collaboration with Philips, GGD Brabant-Zuidoost and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven.
Companies, startups, governments and students can experiment with technologies such as 5G at the hub in Eindhoven, to see what can be achieved in the world of tomorrow. "Eindhoven is the heart of the 5G Hub. Here are the technology companies that can make the difference. That is why it is essential to work together", says René Visser of VodafoneZiggo. "What's also important to know is that 5G isn't the only technology we're working on. We also focus on for example artificial intelligence, AR/VR and blockchain. We are working on solutions that can have a major impact on our society."
And the 5G Hub is expanding. "One of our pillars is to bring people together, but that is physically difficult now in this COVID-19 pandemic," says Stefan Krijnen of Ericsson. "This time shows how important digitization is. Fortunately, we are active online. We have created new partnerships and agreements, for example recently with Strict."
One of the projects of the 5G Hub is the 'Connected Ambulance'. A collaboration between Ericsson, VodafoneZiggo, GGD and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. Because every second counts in healthcare, 5G can offer a solution. "For example, ambulance personnel can stream the ultrasound from a patient on site directly to a doctor in the hospital. That way you can make a diagnosis on the spot and act faster. "
Why do you need 5G for this? Stefan Krijnen: "Thanks to 5G, the connection is much faster and more reliable. And that's very important when every second counts."