The Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2020 is looking to the future. 5G is the next generation of mobile telecommunications and offers a wealth of new opportunities for our smart digital society. With ultra-fast, robust broadband connections and low latency, 5G will transform our lives, our business activities and our society. Let’s join together to shape the future!
If you are a start-up or a research team keen to harness the potential of 5G, then apply with your product or prototype for the Exploration Week in Swisscom’s 5G Lab and take your products to the next level alongside our 5G experts.
What the winners can expect during the Exploration Week
Working with the latest 5G architectures (from the access to the core, including a Faraday cage) in which E2E testing can take place
Access to the live Swisscom 5G network at a range of different locations (indoor, hotspots, on trains, rural environments)
Access to 5G smartphones, hotspots, tablets, laptops, existing Swisscom services and testing tools
Support/mentoring by 5G experts from Swisscom and the partner firms/programme partners
Opportunities to interact with potential customers, partner firms or investors
An unforgettable week in Switzerland including a visit to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and Swiss innovators of business/technology
Until October 11th, 2020
Apply with your 5G Case on swisscom.ch/challenge.
December 17th, 2020
The 10 finalists pitch to the jury (Remote Option)
October 12th to November 26th, 2020
Swisscom and Venturelab select the 10 most interesting cases from all applications.
December 17th, 2020
November 26th, 2020
December 22th, 2020 and January 14th, 2021
The preparations are now running (Remote Option)
November 26th to December 17th, 2020
The public votes online for their favourite. Great prizes to win.
March 22th to 26th, 2021
December 3rd, 2020
Preparation for the final with Venturelab. (Remote Option)
The jury includes members of the Swisscom Group Executive Board and representatives from Swisscom Ventures and programme partners Venturelab, Ericsson and Qualcomm. During the Exploration Week, experts from Swisscom and the programme partners will provide support and guidance to the winners.