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5G and Beyond Technology & Business Innovation Potential



About this course

5G is a highly disruptive technology that is transforming our world. 5G opens up possibilities for disruptive innovation in any sector, as well as innumerable opportunities for the creation or new business models or the critical enhancement of existing ones. With the emergence of B5G, the upcoming Mobile Wireless Generations, this vast innovation potential will be dramatically multiplied.

This course aims to prepare Higher Education Institution students for this cutting-edge new technologies, by providing a comprehensive background on the essentials of 5G & B5G technologies, their immense potential for innovation, and by encouraging to leverage it for the creation of new services and businesses, fostering entrepreneurship on these emerging opportunities.

What you will learn:

Along the course you will learn:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of 5G & B5G technology and its applications.
  • Trace the evolution of mobile network generations leading up to 5G.
  • Analyse the architecture of the 5G system and its key components.
  • Knowledge regarding enabling technologies behind 5G, including NR, SDN, NFV, network slicing and cloud-native.
  • Examine the various services made possible by 5G networks.
  • Awareness of the vast potential for innovation brought by 5G technology.
  • Analysis of real-world use cases highlighting innovative applications of 5G technology.
  • Identify opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation with 5G.
  • Understand the technical development process for products or services in the context of patents and prototypes.
  • Gain insights into the regulatory framework surrounding 5G technology.


This course has no special prerequisites.


MODULE 1: 5G Knowledge Essentials

  • 1. Welcome to the course
  • 2. Welcome to the module & Structure of the Module
  • 3. Introduction to 5G technology
  • 3.1 Evolution of Mobile Network Technologies
  • 5. 5G System Architecture
  • 6. 5G Enabling technologies
  • 6.1 NG-RAN
  • 6.2 NFV & SDN
  • 6.3 Network Slicing
  • 6.4 Cloud Native
  • 7.Conclusions & overview

MODULE 2:5G &B Potential for Innovation

  • 1. Welcome to the module & Structure of the module
  • 2. Introduction: 5G Innovation Potential
  • 3. 5G Services
  • 4. Real 5G Innovative Use Cases
  • 5. Open Programmability
  • 6. Conclusions

MODULE 3:Innovation & Entrepreneurship leveraging 5G&B Technologies

  • 1. Welcome to the module & Structure of the module
  • 2. Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation with 5G&B
  • 3. Opportunities in the 5G Landscape
  • 4. Step-to-step Guide From Idea to Business
  • 5. 5G Regulatory Framework
  • 6. Business Success Stories & Disruptive Innovation in 5G&B
  • 7. Conclusions & Outlook

MODULE 4: Best Practices in HEIs for 5G & B5G Education and Entrepreneurship

  • 1. Welcome to the module
  • 2. Introduction: best practices for 5G&B Education and Entrepreneurship
  • 2.1 Introduction of 5G in the University curricula
  • 2.2 5G Interdisciplinary Innovation Laboratory
  • 2.3 UNU Startup Center
  • 2.4 TEQU: Rapid Prototyping of Business Solutions
  • 2.5 Student Business Club
  • 3. Conclusions & Overview
  • 4. Course closure & Farewell


Dr. Regel González Usach

Regel González Usach is an associated researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), at the Real-Time Systems & Applications Laboratory. She has participated in 5G-related European H2020 Innovation projects such as EVOLVED-5G and 5GENESIS

Prof. Carlos Palau

Carlos Palau is a full professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). He has more than 20 years of experience in the area of Networking,and has coordinated and participated in numerous research projects. He is the coordinator of the Skills2Scale project, devoted to 5G and Beyond 5G Education and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Alex Fornes

Alejandro Fornés is a post-doc researcher at the communications department of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Graduated in telecommunication engineering, he is currently involved in H2020 and HE projects.

Dr. Nikos Passas

Dr. Nikos Passas is a teaching staff member at the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, with expertise on mobile networking.

Inha Besehanych

Inha Besehanych is project manager at the University of Uzhnu in Ukraine. She is participating at the Skills2Scale project for 5G and Beyond 5G Education and Entrepreneurship.

Other Authors

Michail Mandamadiotis

Michael Mandamadiotis is a Project Officer in the EU Projects Department of Envolve Entrepreneurship. Michael manages and coordinates projects in various fields, including social innovation, circular economy, service design and modernization of business models, with a diverse team of stakeholders.

Pamela Lesser

Pamela Lesser is a Researcher at the Arctic Centre. Her background is in land use and urban planning as well as in environmental impact assessment. Pamela's research focuses primarily on the social licence to operate (SLO) and sustainable mining in the Nordic countries.

Laura Ulatowski

Laura Ulatowski is a Research Assistant at the Arctic Centre. Her background is in Human Geography and European Studies. Laura currently pursues a degree in Urban and Economic Geography at Utrecht University with a focus on smart cities and urban relocations

Pavel Pelech

Pavel, an expert on marketing communications, is currently dealing with sharing economy and sustainable transportation. As a member of the Student Business Club, he is responsible for the communication of the START-UP TUL competition.

Dr. Jitka Buresova

Jitka is a member of the Department of Marketing and Business, and her research topic is brand marketing and online marketing. A few years ago, she helped start SBC; currently, she is on the so- called advisor board, where she is in charge of the vision and strategic development of SBC.

Dr. Tetiana Babuka

Tetiana Babuka is a Senior Researcher in the Institute for Physics and Chemistry of Solid State at the Uzhhorod National University in Ukraine.

Dr. Jana Šimanová

Jana is the Vice Dean for Conception and Development at the Faculty of Economics at the Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic. She is a lecturer in international and regional economics and introduction to economics and management for students of applied informatics.

Kateryna Skubenych

Kateryna Skubenych is the head of the department of patent and licensing providing and commercialization of the State Higher Education Establishment "Uzhhorod National University".

Dr. Jana Vitvarová

Jana works at the Technical University of Liberec in the Czech Republic. With professional experience from Siemens and France Telecom, her expertise includes software engineering, IT systems, and innovative teaching methods. She collaborates with organizations promoting women in IT and fostering talented students.

Dr. Lenka Koskova Triskova

Lenka is an embedded software developer with a long history in the automotive and avionics industries. She teaches and runs several research projects at Technical University in Liberec. She is the main maintainer for the collaborative open source project.


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