Representatives from Swans Trail Farm, Innov8.Ag, Washington State University, Amdocs, T-Mobile, Ericsson, Snohomish County, US Congress, and the 5G Open Innovation Lab (August 30, 2021)

On February 2nd we launched the first of our Field Labs nested in the Snohomish County agriculture industry. Almost 30 weeks later to the day both of our Field Labs are humming with activity and exposing us to new learning everyday.

One of our greatest joys is seeing innovative products…

Exactly one year ago today, we launched our program backed initially by Intel and T-Mobile. Since then we:

1. Launched Batch #1, 2 & 3: Sixteen companies bravely took the leap into our first Batch a year ago today. Pre-program funding of these companies topped $51M, with 3 companies raising…

5G SA Agriculture Field Lab

In December 2019 I proudly proclaimed that “developers will lead 5G innovation”. Hyperbole you may have thought, and it is fine if you did. After all, what exactly is the developer play? At the Lab we firmly believe 5G is more than fast connectivity. It is a platform of reaching…

How it all started

“Jim, if you think Telco’s are capable of anything “Cloud” you need your head checked.” I clapped back with, “First, 5G networks are Cloud by design, investigate it. Secondly, anyone with a fixed mindset might as well accept failure. Third, Elon went from payments to building an electric vehicle company…

Our journey started with a question: “What can developers do with 5G?” Several community discussions later we realized that the only way to find out was to bring tomorrow into today by giving developers early platform access to co-create, experiment, learn, and build through an open innovation ecosystem. …

First, it’s my sincere hope that you, your families and friends are remaining safe and healthy during these difficult times. #flattenthecurve

The history of conference calling originated by brilliant minds at Bell Labs. They conceived of a 2-way video/audio call system which led to the invention of the Picturephone in…

Albert Einstein once said, “creativity is intelligence having fun”. As 5th generation (5G) wireless networks come online they promise to change how we communicate, do business, and fill our lives with smart everything. Great. Marketing hype aside, there’s a bigger transformation at play that I believe has the potential to…

Jim Brisimitzis

Head of 5G Open Innovation Lab & ecosystem builder

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