The Westmidlands Government of the UK set up a 5G cluster partnering with Telefonica Group and Nokia. Sensfix factory automation was industry relevant for the UK industries like BAE Systems, DENSO, Bam Nuttall, Celsa Group to test out multimodal AI-based automation for industrial applications. Telefonica Group invited Sensfix to speak to these UK corporations and explore the possibility of rolling out our factory automation software on 5G connected facilities which they are rolling out. Sensfix took this opportunity to augment its 5G connected factory thought leadership and position in the market having already positioned itself as a first mover startup in another 5G cluster in Europe lead by Ericsson.

Sensfix was chosen to join the cohort of 11 startups from the manufacturing sector that will get access to a 5G private network in Birmingham, technical support to test 5G use cases and develop proof of concepts. The program is led by Digital Catapult in collaboration with Programme Partners: Wayra, O2, Deloitte, WM5G.

We are grateful for providing us this opportunity to join the program and use 5PRING 5G testbed, as well as for mentoring we will be provided during the program from its Partners: BAE Systems, BAM Nuttall Ltd, Make UK, CELSA GROUP, DENSO, AE Aerospace Ltd., AttoCore, BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LIMITED .

About 5PRING and West Midlands 5G:
By working in partnership with the public and private sector, WM5G is dedicated to support the launch of 5G projects, test, prove and scale up new 5G products and services with the aim to accelerate the rollout of 5G connectivity across the West Midlands. It operates the UK’s first multi-city 5G testbed across the WMCA region.

5PRING is the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator. Its aim is to help organisations of all sizes harness the power of 5G to deliver growth and innovation throughout the West Midlands and beyond.