Verizon 5G Innovation Hub

Learn how Verizon is helping local innovators explore 5G-enabled solutions

November 17, 2020

How can 5G solutions transform our daily lives? In Lake Nona, we’re getting closer to realizing what this high-speed, ultra reliable technology can achieve.

To help enable innovators, including startups, universities, large enterprises, and the public sector, discover new 5G applications, a dedicated development and collaboration space known as the Verizon 5G Innovation Hub is coming to Lake Nona.

The Hub will be a dedicated space where 5G-enabled solutions can be developed and tested across a variety of industries prevalent in our community such as healthcare, technology, autonomous mobility, health and wellness, education, retail, and sports.

And thanks to our exclusive Verizon 5G broadband capacity, innovators that use the Verizon 5G Innovation Hub are also able to test their solutions in Lake Nona’s real world living lab environment. 

The new Verizon 5G Innovation Hub is part of Verizon’s broader strategy to partner with businesses and organizations to explore how 5G can disrupt and transform nearly every industry.

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“We’re creating Innovation Hubs powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband to serve as launch pads for high-impact, transformational experiences and are excited to see the new 5G use cases that will be developed in Lake Nona,” said said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, SVP and President of Enterprise at Verizon.

In fact, 5G testing is already underway in Lake Nona to improve safety features in our autonomous shuttles.  Verizon is working with our partners at Beep on a pilot program that involves Verizon’s 4G LTE and 5G Ultra Wideband networks, Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC), Real Time Kinematics (RTK), and Computer Vision.

“A 5G-enabled future will transform our daily lives in ways we’ve only just begun to imagine,” said Juan Santos, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Tavistock, Lake Nona’s developer.  We’re excited to expand our 5G capabilities in Lake Nona and to attract the brightest minds and biggest ideas to the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Orlando.” 

The Verizon 5G Innovation Hub is sharing a space the leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator within the ground floor of the new 16,000-square-foot Pixon MS2 space creating an optimal environment for collaboration and innovation.

The space is nearly complete with a virtual grand opening planned for early December and official grand opening in spring 2021.

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