ROCK Liverpool at BBC Futures Labs MediaCityUK

5G for Immersive Technologies - Unlocking the Full Potential

Picking up on ROCK work earlier this year, Liverpool has been selected to attend along with local SMEs the UK KTN workshop hosted at BBC Future Immersive Experiences labs and HQ, MediaCityUK.   

The event will explore the impact and importance of 5G technology in accelerating AR/VR and in shaping future Cultural Heritage and Creative Industries sub-sectors. In April 2019, ROCK was facilitated by Nigel Wilcock (Chair of the European Commission 5G IA Public Private Infrastructure Association) at Smart to Future Cities London, part of IoT World Series.   At that conference, ROCK Liverpool and Eindhoven jointly presented a summary of ROCK and technology actions specific to their Cities.  Liverpool also contributed along with Sharing Cities London, and Taipei Smart City on Day1 keynote panel on business models to underpin and support smart city ecosystems and deployments.    

The KTN event will update the industry on the latest potential of low latency technologies promised via 5G.  Summary findings will also feed into the ROCK Liverpool ecosystem update relating to RIS3 ongoing potential in Liverpool, specifically in areas such as architecture, sustainable buildings, optimised construction, engineering, manufacturing, defence, health, training.  Based on the latest industry data, Liverpool will also supply the ROCK summary update on latest market potential commercialisation, financing options (trends regarding production, distribution, likely future 'creative content').   

The event will be facilitated by the UK Government Knowledge Transfer Partnership Creative Industries & Digital and UK 5G Board and will also feature learning and contributions from Maurcio Aracena, President of Virtual Reality Trade Industry Forum, whose charter members include Huawei, Harmonic, Ericsson, Intel,  Nokia,  Sky.

Author: Jameson Suzanne - Liverpool