Action for 5G

2.500.000 fund for the new call 2020

Vodafone supports your project in 5G.

For whom

For Whom

Startups, SMEs, and social enterprises with dedicated assets and resources can present ground-breaking projects for their development or enhancement with 5G technology.

Looking for

Looking for

Projects, solutions and innovations that implement at least one of the 5G Factors in the Sectors of interest.

You can submit projects already on the market, in which 5G technology improves the user experience or enables new functions, or projects still in the early stage and can only be realized with 5G.

What we are looking for image


  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Energy & Smart Grid
  • Entertainment & Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Retail & Manufacturing
  • Surveillance & Security
  • Tourism
  • Wellbeing & Sport Tech

5G Factors

Millisecond latency
Ultra-reliable, low latency communications: 1-10ms.

Ultra-mobile broadband
High speed mobile connection speed: 10-100Mbps per user with peaks at 1-20Gbps.

Millions of connected devices
100,000 to 1 million connected devices per km2
with low energy consumption.

What we offer

What we offer

2.500.000 in funding, 5G technical and business advices and access to the Vodafone 5G Open Lab.

How to apply

How to apply

  • Create your
  • Fill in your profile data
  • Join to the Workshop Action for 5G
  • Complete and send your application within February 3 rd, 2020
Immagine come partecipare

Timeline Action for 5G

Next steps

Applications open
October 3rd, 2019

Applications close
February 3rd, 2020

Projects preselection
March 2020

Finalists selection
July 2020

Winners selection
December 2020

Action for 5G

Stats of Action for 5G



projects presented
 to the board


2018 edition winners

Innovative startup by Milan established in 2016. Apply mathematics and data science to the world of sport to optimize performance.

Thanks to Action for 5G it will make the stadium fan's experience more interactive and engaging with game information in real time augmented reality.

Innovative startup by Ferrara born in 2014 and focused on augmented reality in support of training and maintenance activities for the world of manufacturing.

Thanks to Action for 5G it will implement a remote assisted maintenance solution in 3D augmented reality and real time collaboration.

2019 edition finalists

Innovative startup and spin-off of Politecnico di Milano founded in 2018. Artiness develops novel algorithms for applying mixed reality technologies as a support tool for surgical interventions by visualization of 3D patient-specific models.

Action for 5G will allow to transfer remotely the holographic support to the operating room with real-time long-distance interactions from specialist and expert medical doctors.

Innovative startup born in Milan in 2017. Gobee implements hi-tech solutions based on robotics and artificial intelligence in the field of cinema and entertainment.

Action for 5G allows to integrate these technologies with machine learning and 5G to create an innovative product able to adapt to the environment in real time in order to shoot a real movie.

Innovation and collaboration

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