Welcome to Tech Discovery

This competition is for start-ups, academics and R&D teams from telco start-ups. It will be a showcase of innovative start-ups in 4 different areas of the telecoms space. There will be fierce competition between 16 pitches across the programme, with 4 being selected to compete in the final to be crowned Tech Discovery Grand Winner! Think you have what it takes?

Supported by Network X Partners:

How will it work?

  • 16 innovative start-ups, put forward by start-up incubators, will take to the stage and will compete in the Tech Discovery Start Up Competition on the 5G World Exhibition Stage.
  • The participating companies will have the chance to deliver a 10-15 minute pitch and/or demo and they will then face questioning with 4 judges

Innovation in the Core – Network Related Innovation including OSS & BSS

Internal IT Innovation – Process automation to big data/AI solutions

Innovation in Customer Communication and Interaction – includes digital

Product & Service Innovation – All core product innovation

The winners from each category will then face off in the final, after the ETSI and TadHack Takeover, on the 5G World Exhibition Stage, taking questions from the judges and the audience before the Tech Discovery winner will be announced.

Important Dates for your Diary

Deadline for submissions: 

10th September

The Category Pitches (for successful submissions): 

11:15am - 2pm, 19th October at the 5G World showfloor stage. This will be for the 4 shortlisted companies in each category.

Final Pitch-Off & Announcement of Final Winner: 

5pm, 19th October at the 5G World showfloor stage. The winners of each 4 categories will have a final pitch to be crowned final winner.