5G Transatlantic Lab is a project created by Garage Stories and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona to explore the potential of 5G and XR technologies applied to pediatric healthcare. We aim at fostering new connections between creatives and technologists based in Barcelona and Boston to develop innovative projects that can reduce the negative impact of long-term pediatric patients (and families) experience at the hospital. In short: Make children’s stay at the hospital as enjoyable and less traumatic as possible.

The lab, lead by the innovation unit of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (Barcelona) and Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston) with the support of Cisco, IBM, GSMA, CaixaBank, Barcelona Tech City, 5G Barcelona and MedVR,  will take place May 21 – 23 in a hybrid format. The two winners will be presented at the Mobile World Capital stand under the framework of MWC Barcelona 2021 and incubated and developed at both hospitals.

The lab is open to anyone with an interest in improving children’s experience at the hospital: creatives, storytellers, educators, technologists, psychologists, etc! We’ll accept up to 300 participants (applications are recommended to be done in teams up to 3 people) and we’ll finally carry several matchmaking sessions to build 50 transatlantic teams of 6 people.