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5GSC Capacity Building Session 2 Smart Communities healthcare use cases

The 5G for Smart Communities (5GSC) Platform, together with the European Commission, are organising a series of 5GSC Capacity Building Sessions.

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These sessions aim to foster the exchange of best practices and examples within the 5G community, while empowering potential applicants in the project planning and application writing processes for the upcoming 3rd call of CEF Digital 5G for Smart Communities.

The second session, " Smart Communities healthcare use cases", taking place online via Webex, will commence with a welcome and introduction by Frederic Pujol, Team Leader of the 5G for Smart Communities Support Platform. His opening remarks will set the stage for an in-depth analysis of two remarkable European best practices, demonstrating what the deployment of 5G networks can bring to various sectors of society.

The first speaker, representing Frankfurt University Hospital, will present the “5G4UH: 5G for University Hospital” project. This presentation will delve into the details of how 5G technology is being leveraged to enhance healthcare services at the university hospital.

Following that, Bert Vlaminck from POM West-Vlaanderen will share insights on the "Flanders Smart Fields: 5G Rural Coverage for Innovative Healthcare Services in the Westhoek" project. This presentation will showcase the application of 5G in providing advanced healthcare services in rural areas.

These sessions will provide an in-depth look at two of the seven selected 5G for Smart Communities projects that commenced in Q1 2023, with a planned duration of three years. By attending, participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from user feedback on practical categories of good practices and actively engage in a Q&A session.



SESSION 2 – 22 June 2023

Smart Communities healthcare use cases 

10:00 – 10:15 

Welcome & Introduction 

Frederic Pujol, Team Leader, 5GSC Support Platform 

10:00 – 10:40 

Use case: Frankfurt University Hospital 

Speaker TBC 

10:40 – 11:20 

Use case: Flanders regional healthcare coverage 

Bert Vlaminck, Cluster Developer, POM West-Vlaanderen

11:15 – 11:30 


The session will be moderated by the 5GSC SP 



The session is open to:  

  • Telecommunication and technology companies
  • Socio-economic drivers proposing 5G use cases (particularly healthcare operators, but also entities focusing in the areas of education, mobility, security, rural development, agriculture and government)
  • European associations and networks relating to the above use case areas as well as to 5G telecommunications and technology
  • Municipalities 
  • Academia and research institutions
  • European Broadband Competence Offices 


To register for the sessions, please create or log-in your account on and click on "Agenda". 

Please select the sessions of your interest and you will find the Webex details to join online. Once you update your details on the "Agenda" you will also receive a direct Webex invitation via email.

Please note that this event will be recorded and streamed for information-sharing purposes of the European Commission. To understand more about your participation in the 5G for Smart Communities – CEF Digital call matchmaking, please read our Privacy Statement.

The European Commission encourages attendance by local authorities who could be interested in the future CEF Digital calls, as well as any other relevant stakeholders.


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