Spark is on a nationwide search to find New Zealand’s most innovative 5G ideas. We’re committed to supporting leading-edge Kiwi businesses in bringing these solutions to life through the 5G Starter Fund.
A minimum requirement to enter is a validated proof of concept. This could be on paper, or a working prototype. Over the four-month program you will have support from the Spark 5G team, time in our 5G Co-Lab and funding to develop your idea.
The aim of the 5G Starter Fund is to advance your idea or prototype so you can demonstrate it as an MVP (minimum viable product) by the end of the programme. We understand that businesses will be at different levels with their products, and the programme is tailored accordingly.
5G-enabled solutions that enable a step forward for the health and wellness of all New Zealanders.See more
5G-enabled solutions that improve the lives of Kiwis or build a more sustainable New Zealand.See more
5G-enabled technology that will fundamentally change the way we live, work and play.Find out how
5G-enabled technology that offers a new sensory, educational or entertainment experience.Get inspiration
Congratulations to the four innovative New Zealand businesses that have been selected as winners of Spark’s 5G Starter Fund.Read more
We kicked off with a webinar with Joshua Ness, Senior Manager at Verizon 5G Lab New York. Watch it now for his world-leading insights on applying 5G technology.Watch now
We have five panelists who will be selecting the winners of the 5G Starter Fund. The winning businesses will share in a total of $625k in funding to develop their 5G idea.See details
5G has the potential to open up a world of new experiences that could change how we live, work, and play. Multiple streams, gaming revolutionised, immersive experiences.Read more
We work with innovative New Zealand businesses to help them imagine the potential of what 5G will offer. Here are some exciting stories and journeys that we have been on.See articles
With super-fast downloads, minimal latency, massive connectivity and outstanding reliability, 5G will bring huge possibilities. Find out more about this game changing technology.Learn more