Sunlight.io to participate in 5G Open Innovation Lab’s fall program

Sunlight.io to participate in 5G Open Innovation Lab’s fall program

Sunlight.io, an edge infrastructure firm, will participate in the 5G Open Innovation Lab’s Fall program alongside three new corporate partnerships and fifteen other multi-stage startups.

The 5G Open Innovation Lab is an ecosystem that focuses on development and collaboration between startups, industry leaders, technical experts and investors. The goal is to break down silos and build new and innovative technologies.

Julian Chesterfield, CEO of Sunlight.io, said, “Only a relatively small number of startups are invited to join each batch, so we’re delighted to have been asked to be a part of the Fall program.”

The Lab has attracted several world-class partners since its inception two years ago, including Avanade, Amdocs, CNH Industrial, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, F5, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Spirent and T-Mobile. Additionally, it has recruited 87 multi-stage enterprise startups with a combined total of $1.2B in venture capital.

According to the company, Sunlight.io’s participation in the 5G Open Innovation Lab’s Fall program is a valuable opportunity to help shape the future of 5G technology. With its focus on easy-to-use edge hardware, the company can significantly contribute to developing this groundbreaking technology.

“The highly distributed and resource-constrained nature of edge computing requires an entirely different infrastructure platform to deploy efficiently at scale — that’s where we’ve focused our innovation and how we will support corporate and startup partners looking to transform the future of enterprise edge computing,” stated Chesterfield.

Earlier this year, the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab) launched its first application development field lab for the agricultural industry. This new project gave dedicated access to a 5G-capable, CBRS LTE-based network and edge computing platform powered by technology from the partners of the 5G OI Lab.

The project, called The Food Resiliency Project, was a CARES Act-funded economic development program. It created a virtual and physical space to bring together farmers, distributors, and technology firms to develop new capabilities for the agricultural sector in Snohomish County, Washington.

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