Emerging 5G Business Models: Opportunities for SMEs and large companies-lesson from 5G PPP (5G-EBM)

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 14:000-17:30, room R6
  • Jacques Magen (Interinnov, France)
  • Stephanie Parker (Trust-IT, UK)


Motivation and Background

The imminent arrival of 5G will bring disruption in business models for incumbent operators and verticals alike. While opportunities will surely arise for large, well-positioned market participants, the real winners may well be those SMEs who have mastered the key technologies and services enabling the new business models emerging from the inevitable disruption not only in the telecommunications ecosystem but also in the vertical sectors making use of 5G including automotive, manufacturing, health, energy, and others.
This interactive workshop will explore the new playing field that is emerging with the advent of 5G, and the opportunities for SMEs to be at the leading edge. Key practical outcomes include ensuring exploitation potential for 5G PPP phase 2 and Phase 3 projects and concrete innovation opportunities for SMEs.



Emerging 5G Business Models: Opportunities for SMEs and large companies – lessons from 5G PPP
14:00-14:10 Welcome Address with Tour de Table by Organisation Type

Jacques Magen, Interinnov and Chair of the NetWorld SME Working Group

14:10-14:40 Keynotes from industry – market opportunities for SMEs

Roberto Sabella, Ericsson Italy on corporate start-up/SME support programme for 5G

Chair: Raffaele De Peppe, TIM and Chair of 5G-IA Verticals Task Force

14:40-15:45 SMEs in the Spotlight – Lightning talks with Q&A on taking 5G innovations to market

Nicola Ciulli, Nextworks: 5G new opportunities for verticals and technology providers: an SME viewpoint

Aitor Zabala, Telcaria: Enabling new SME business models by leveraging novel federation and zero-touch technologies, through network softwarization in 5G CORAL

Maurizio Cecchi, Innovazione Più (5G EVE), Prizes for SMEs: Call of Ideas on how to exploit 5GPPP trials facilities


Krzysztof Rocki, MIRANTIS

Panagiotis Demestichas, WINGS

Theodoras Rokkas, inCITES: Call for SMEs

Pierre Boucher (Innovation ENCQOR): Opportunities for SMEs in the ENCQOR Canadian initiative

Chair: Jacques Magen, Interinnov and Chair of the NetWorld SME Working Group

15:45-16:00 Networking Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Panel Discussion: “Large meets Small”

Panellists: Representatives from SMEs and industry

Chair: Stephanie Parker, Global5G.org

16:30-17:25 Business Models across Verticals

Darko Ratkaj, Senior Project Manager, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

Simon Fletcher, Real Wireless (5G-MoNArch and 5G-NORMA): Techno-economics for 5G solutions (tbc).

Asma Chiha Ep Harbi, UGENT: Cutting across Verticals – New business models for non-terrestrial networks

Ioannis Neokosmidis, inCITES (5GCity), Business Models for Neutral Hosts

Valerio Frascolla, Intel, Merging MEC and mmWave in 5G & beyond use cases

Panel discussion: Pragmatic Steps Moving forward

Chair: John Favaro, Trust-IT

17:25-17:30 Wrap-up and Next Steps