The 5G-SOLUTIONS main project objective is to conduct advanced field trials of innovative and thematically diverse digital services that require 5G capabilities and performance in the vertical domains of Factories of the Future, Smart Energy, Smart Cities, Smart Ports and Media & Entertainment, directly engaging with end-user actors, so as to validate the technological performance of 5G technology in successfully serving them, as well as validate the business models and potential of these use cases prior to commercial deployment.

The main project’s aim will be realized through 6 key interdisciplinary objectives, as listed below, that are designed to address the specific technical and societal challenges regarding innovation, dissemination and sustainable business models:

Objective 1: Innovation with vertical industry expert users:

To develop realistic, advanced and business relevant innovative use case scenarios in five key vertical industries.

Objective 2: Technology development and readiness:

To interface with key ICT-17 facilities and develop the technological enablers for the validation of the use cases.

Objective 3: Technological validation:

To demonstrate the potential and the user value of advanced 5G solutions through extensive technological validation in field trials directly involving end-users in Living Labs (LLs).

Objective 4: Business validation and innovation:

To develop and validate the business models of the use cases in 5G-SOLUTIONS LLs, whilst ensuring long-term social acceptance and economic sustainability, extending beyond the lifespan of the project through a joint commercialisation plan.

Objective 5: Contribution to standardisation, open source and communities:

To provide significant contribution to relevant 5G standardisation bodies, to relevant open source communities, to relevant industry standardisation and user/technology communities.

Objective 6: Dissemination and outreach:

To disseminate and exploit the project’s results, to maximise the project's visibility and facilitate dissemination and communication activities, and to contribute to the objectives of the European 5G-PPP Programme.