Eliminating noise, connecting with startups – A trusted guide for enterprise and industry partners

Enterprise & Industry

Developing the next transformational technologies is costly and can be a slow, laborious process. The 5G Open Innovation Lab is your expert and trusted guide to breaking downs the silos that hamper innovation for our enterprise and industry partners with a focus on five priority industries:

With our uniquely collaborative approach, we remove the friction and noise for efficient and valuable visibility and connection to best-of-class startups and technologies to significantly accelerate your product and market development, and ultimately, revenue generation.

"Microsoft seeks to collaborate with the industry to unlock the power of 5G and bring cloud and edge closer than ever. By harnessing the power of the hybrid cloud - combined with our developer ecosystem – we aim to support the transition to a more flexible and scalable model while driving down infrastructure cost, enable future proof networks, and create new business models.

The 5G Open Innovation Lab allows us to participate and learn and understand how the 5G ecosystem is evolving. Working with our partners, startups, and enterprises, it enables us to jointly accelerate and realize the potential offered by 5G and Edge."

Shawn Hakl - VP of 5G Strategy, Azure for Operators




  • Early, frictionless visibility and access to cutting-edge companies and technologies. We save your valuable time and money.
  • Collaborative Lab ecosystem to identify and rapidly launch industry-specific use cases.
  • Co-development for real-world, go-to-market solutions.                                                                                                                                                  

“At VMware we see network lines unifying between private, hybrid, public, and telco clouds. Enterprises are demanding their applications and services run securely and reliably on any cloud, anywhere. Meeting these expectations, requires collaboration across a broad set of technology partners. The 5G Open Innovation Lab gives us a unique opportunity to work together with start-ups and industry leading partners to prove out new 5G & Edge use cases, to proactively tackle innovation challenges.” 

- Phil Kippen - Senior Director, Customer Success - Architects, VMware


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