Today Verizon Innovative Learning, the signature program of the Verizon Foundation, announced the launch of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge, in partnership with NYC Media Lab. The nationwide challenge calls for EdTech non-profits including enterprise organizations, start-ups, research groups and universities to create transformative education solutions that leverage 5G connectivity to solve for challenges in under-resourced middle schools throughout the U.S.
Submissions of beta phase projects will be accepted online at 5GEdTechChallenge.com from October 15 to November 30, 2018.
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Winning teams will receive $100,000 each (for a total of a $1 million investment), access to 5G nodes, Verizon 5G training and mentors, and support teams within the education community to prepare their concepts to be implemented in select middle schools.
Projects will begin to be implemented in select Verizon Innovative Learning Schools during the third quarter of 2019.