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5G Innovation Centre, Digital Greenwich Team on Smart City Tech

London borough prepares for the smart city era.

July 27, 2016

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LONDON -- The University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) and Digital Greenwich, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, have today announced a ground-breaking partnership that will deliver the technology that will underpin future smart cities. 

The partnership leverages world-class 5GIC research and innovation, and will provide the foundation for next generation digital technology, standards and services in a Smart city context. 

University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) will provide the technological foundations on which Digital Greenwich can build test beds and trials leading to commercial Smart City solutions. 

Digital Greenwich will host a 5G Smart City Incubator space for innovators and entrepreneurs to work on new technology that will link transport, mobility, logistics, energy, healthcare and education.

The partnership will leverage the facilities and expertise at both the University of Surrey in Guildford and Greenwich to deliver "Smart" resource-efficient, low-carbon, healthy and liveable neighbourhoods within a city. The 5G standardised approach will provide the opportunity to scale solutions at wider city and national level.

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey is now the largest European research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications. Bringing together leading academic expertise and key industry partners in a shared vision, the 5GIC will help to define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Digital Greenwich are working on a world-leading "Smart City" strategy setting out how the Council proposes to implement "smarter" approaches to coping with future challenges related to transport, health, energy and the built environment. It will create new opportunities for businesses and local communities, securing business regeneration and growth.

University of Surrey

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