What does 5Groningen do?

5Groningen tests applications using 5G. It doesn’t test the technology itself, but what you can do with it. We do this with partners from various sectors, including commercial companies, knowledge institutes and social organizations.

Applications are put through their paces in the 5G Living Lab on Zernike Campus in Groningen (close to the EnTranCe energy transition centre) and at various other locations in the North-Groningen countryside. 5G applications such as drones, virtual/augmented reality and all kinds of applications with the Internet of Things (IoT) can be tested and further developed in the Living Lab. This lab is the gateway to the real field tests. It’s where the prototypes are tried out before they go live in North-Groningen.

All this pre-testing is carried out before the ‘real tests’ with 5G applications at the chosen test sites in North-Groningen. These include tests with self-driving cars and tractors, and smart ambulances.