5G Open Innovation Lab wins new Ag-Tech partner and names 12 startups in the fourth cohort


the 5G Open Innovation Lab, a Bellevue, Washington-based startup program, has named the 12 startups selected to participate in its fourth cohort.

The lab, funded by T-Mobile, Microsoft, Intel, F5, and others, runs a 12-week program in which the startups work closely with partners to “accelerate monetization opportunities for 5G, edge computing, and other use cases.” The partners provide business and technology resources, resources and mentoring.

The companies in the cohort – including two from Seattle – represent a variety of technologies and industries, including AI, advanced driver assistance systems, cybersecurity, IoT, natural language processing and advanced forest fire fighting technologies. The lab said in a press release that new members have raised a total of $ 203.9 million in investments to date.

Since the lab’s first startups in May 2020, 69 teams have participated in the program and raised over $ 500 million in pre-program funding.

The laboratory also announced the inclusion of CNH industry as a new partner to drive innovations in manufacturing and agriculture.

Here are the startups as described by the 5G Open Innovation Lab:

  • Brodmann 17 (Israel) – Brodmann17 is developing AI that will revolutionize mobility security. The company’s computer vision-centric technology saves 95% of the computing power. This huge cost saving has brought AI to new industries for the first time, including mass-market automobiles, video telematics, and micromobility.
  • DarwinAI (Canada) – DarwinAI leads the way in Explainable AI (XAI), a collection of technologies that shows how and why AI makes the decisions it makes. These valuable insights enable DarwinAi to develop superior AI solutions for companies that require less storage, are more computationally efficient, and operate with exceptional precision.
  • Juganu (Israel) – Juganu’s mission is to bring the benefits of the digital to the physical world by enabling secure, connected environments. It combines lighting with an AI edge computing platform to monitor, analyze and secure public spaces. The company’s technology enables any business to harness the value of real-time data insights – both indoors and outdoors.
  • Metrolla (Seattle) – Metrolla is an edge data access and delivery platform for intelligent sensor ecosystems. Metrolla offers high-volume on-demand streaming of data-intensive sensors such as LiDAR and also offers a high-precision GPS server, NTP service and data modem for other V2X sensors.
  • Blending mode (Santa Barbara, California) – MixMode is a cybersecurity platform built on cloud-native, self-learning AI with anomaly detection and next-generation prediction capabilities. MixMode captures and monitors high-volume environments (e.g. cloud, enterprise, 5G) in real time to detect zero-day and unsigned attacks, including those from ransomware, supply chain attacks and insider threats Zero Trust Architecture.
  • OasisWorks (Billerica, Massachusetts) – OasisWorks provides composable infrastructure that is deployed in the data center, at the edge, or at customer sites. Legacy data center automation and security tools offer limited value over the life cycle of an infrastructure and were never designed to handle the diversity or size of the “edge”. With a common API or UI, applications or people can find resources, provide blueprints, and evaluate value.
  • Onclave networks (McLean, Virginia) – A global cybersecurity leader securing new and legacy operating technology (OT) and IoT / IIOT devices, including those using 5G. Onclave drastically reduces cyber attack surfaces, security breaches, network complexity and costly overheads that arise from a shared infrastructure – and thus enables a more efficient and secure type of operation and communication.
  • Pano (San Francisco) – Pano provides hardware and software solutions for firefighters and emergency managers through a connected, intelligent platform to identify forest fire threats, confirm fires and deliver information to responders faster than ever before.
  • Polte (Addison, Texas) – Polte’s patented Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology provides the best location quality for any device connected to 4G / 5G cellular anywhere, from 5G Massive and Critical IoT to cell phones. By providing more accessible, indoor and outdoor global visibility, Polte enables an unprecedented area of ​​location intelligence and actionable insights for businesses.
  • section (Boulder, Colorado) – Section’s Edge-as-a-Service technologies enable SaaS, PaaS, and application developers to accelerate their journey to the edge. By removing the stresses associated with infrastructure provisioning, workload orchestration, scaling, monitoring, and traffic routing, Section helps innovators quickly and easily bring their services closer to their end users so they can deliver faster, more secure digital experiences at low cost.
  • Symbl.ai (Seattle) – Symbl.ai is a Conversation Intelligence (CI) platform for companies to understand natural human conversations over voice, video and text communication channels in real time and on a large scale in context. The suite of products enables developers to easily create and deploy intelligent speech-to-text capabilities, extract contextual insights, generate domain-specific insights and information, and access advanced conversation analytics.
  • Through green (Falls Church, Virginia) – ThruGreen makes old traffic lights smart by connecting them to traffic data, reducing waiting times at red lights and lowering CO2 emissions by reducing idling. Its plug-and-play solution can be installed in existing traffic lights within minutes and is compatible with all major providers of traffic hardware.

At the beginning of this year, the laboratory also has his first field lab for application development focused on the agribusiness and included green field broadband connections for smaller farms.

Unlike many accelerators and incubators, the laboratory does not participate in the startups. But the sponsoring companies get early access for potential venture investments and are part of the cohort selection process.


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