Blocks for the future
– a deep dive into blockchain and 5G
Bitcoin. Blockchain technology. Cryptocurrencies. Everyone is talking about them, but what do these terms really mean?
The market of cryptocurrencies had its peak in January 2018, with a total market cap of $800 billion and the hype was enormous. The bubble may have burst, but the underlying blockchain technology behind these currencies has a great potential. Some of the evangelists are saying that blockchain is the future and can change the way we think and look at the internet today.
At Umeå Tech Arena we will dive deep into blockchain. What is it? Where does the technology have an application – and where does it not? And are the evangelists right, is blockchain the future?
But, that’s not all.
5G is the next generation of cellular mobile communications. Umeå has been selected as the first 5G test city, putting both Umeå and Sweden in the forefront of development of new infrastructures and services in Europe.
At Umeå Tech Arena we will talk more about 5G and give some examples of services that can be fully realized with the new technology. We will also discuss how Umeå can leverage on being appointed as a 5G test city.
Packed with upcoming startups
For the first time Demo Day – the grand finale for the participants in The Startup Program by Uminova Innovation – will be a part of Umeå Tech Arena. Before the pre-mingle you will have the opportunity to listen to pitches from the 11 participants in the Startup Program this fall. Some others startups will be pitching during the main program.
There is also time set aside for networking and making new friends within the startup- and techcommunity.