5G Smart City Vertical

Use Case Awards

November 13, 2018 17:00 – 19:00

3 fantastic prizes sponsored by


The potential of 5G technologies for smarty city solutions has captured the attention of cities worldwide. The value of the smart cities industry is expected to reach $1.45 trillion globally by 2020 [1].

The 5GCity project focuses on live demonstration of 5G services in three cities already going through digital transformation: Barcelona, Bristol and Lucca.

For these reasons, a 5G Smart City Use Case Award has been implemented.

The award aims to ignite the generation of Smart City Use Case Ideas that could be manifested given the 5G technologies. Since Smart Cities are a recognized vertical sector of 5G, the Smart City Use Cases could span everything from arts and culture to work and employment with focus on end user benefits i.e., the citizen.


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         Evaluation panel composed by:

    • Bernard Barani, 5G EC Deputy Head of Unit
    • Colin Willcock, 5G IA Chair
    • David Ferrer,  Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society from the Catalan Government
    • Sergi Figuerola, 5GCity Project Coordinator
    • Tomeu Sabater Suau, Digital Transformation Manager Mobile World Capital

                      Short list is announced:

5G Smart City Use Case Idea Short list for SCEWC2018 Presentations
Name/Organization 5G Smart City Use Case Idea Title
 Federico Michele Facca / Martel Innovate & Infotec Green Route
Simon Abboud & Dana Hawi / Instituto Empresa & KU Leuven Parking Facilitation and Enhancement of self-driving Experience
Ricard Comulada / Tridonic Sound Sensors
Ismael Teijón /  Celling 5G Solutions Low Cost & Mass Deployment 5G Solution
Berta Serracanta, Àlex Costa, Sergi Sànchez, Miquel Puig / UPC Blockchain Tranport 5G


3 Finalists rewarded:

    • 3 finalists awarded:
    • 1st Prize: 3K euros + 1 MWC2019 pass

    Simon Abboud & Dana Hawi / Instituto Empresa & KU Leuven

    • 2nd Prize: 1K euros + 1 MWC2019 pass

    Federico Michele Facca / Martel Innovate & Infotec 

    • 3rd Prize: 1 MWC2019 pass

    Ricard Comulada / Tridonic


5G Empowering Smart Cities Strategies and Society Development

Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 November 13, 2018 17:00 – 19:00

Central Agora (Open Space)
Time Slot
17:00 – 17:05 Welcome Speech

Sergi Figuerola, CTIO at i2CAT and Project Coordinator of 5GCity

17:05 – 17:10 5G-PPP 5GCity Project

Shuaib Siddiqui, Deputy Coordinator of 5GCity and Software Networks Director at i2CAT

17:10 – 17:40 Round Table: 5G for a Smart World

·        Reza Nejabati, Bristol

·        Mauro Di Bugno, Lucca

·        Mariano Lamarca Lorente, Barcelona City Council

17:40 – 17:50 Potential of 5G in Cities

Oscar Pallarols, Global Commercial Director

17:50- 18:00 5G/Digital Catalonia strategy

Xavier Flores, Project Manager, Unit of Projects of the Area of Strategy in Telecommunications, Generalitat de Catalunya

18:00 – 18:10 Opportunities and challenges of 5G in EU

Bernard Barani, EC deputy Head of Unit 5G

18:10 – 18:20 5G Barcelona

Tomeu Sabater Suau, Digital Transformation Manager Mobile World Capital

18:20 – 18:30 5G An European Strategy

Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 5G IA

18:30 – 18:50 5G Smart City Vertical Use Case Contest 4 minutes (4 slides) to present best 6 ideas
18:50 – 19:00 Award Ceremony 5G Smart City Vertical