5G Student Battle - Hoe gaat het met de teams?

5G Student Battle - Hoe gaat het met de teams?

25 mei 2020

De 5G Student Battle die gepland stond op 14 en 15 maart 2020 moest helaas worden uitgesteld in verband met maatregelen tegen het Coronavirus. Het zal alsnog plaatsvinden in het weekend van 14 en 15 oktober! Maar hoe gaat het nu met de studententeams? Hieronder stellen de teams 5 en veiligheid en 5G en Sport zich voor!

Team 5G en Smart City

Team 5G en Smart City is in het kader van de 5G Student Battle bezig met de voorbereidingen voor een opdracht voor de gemeente Groningen. De 5G Student Battle zou plaatsvinden op 14 en 15 maart 2020, maar is uitgesteld in verband met de coronamaatregelen. Inmiddels is er een nieuw weekend geprikt: 14 en 15 november 2020. 

1. Who is your challenge owner and what will you do for them?
The Gemeente Groningen/Municipality of Groningen is our challenge owner. We aim to make visiting the city and parking in it a bit more pleasurable.

2. What is the name of your team and how did you get this name?
The theme of our challenge is Smart City. When we think of smart cities, or futuristic cities, we think about cities that never sleep. Lit up by neon signs and glowing billboards. A city where it is never dark and where everyone feels save. We think of a home. A place we love. A place that glows.
In that spirit we named our team 5Glow

3. How far are you with the preparation for your assignment? Or is that a secret?
We are ready to get started. We’ve thought out the design of our project and have already printed the necessary materials. Our design team has started on ways to present our idea and the viability of rolling it out. Our programming team has researched what platforms we are going to use for both the web and controller part of our solution.

4. How do you keep in touch?
Nothing fancy, just via Whatsapp. Before the pandemic we met up roughly each week at either The Student Hotel or The Digital Society Hub and talked to our teamcoach via Skype.

5. What is going well in your team?
I think we have a very solid preparation. We have a good combination of skills and talents in our group. Everyone is quite social and open for ideas and discussion during the meetings.

6. What difficulties do you encounter and how do you solve them?
When starting anything from scratch you always encounter problems. Until now we haven’t faced any large difficulties, but we analyze any problems we come across and see who has the skills to tackle it.

7. What is it like to work together with people from other courses and schools?
It is interesting to see how we can combine our experience we’ve gained through our education. Some of us have a mostly theoretical study and the strength lies in combining these theoretical skills with the practical skills that other team members have. Some of us will focus solely on the physical solution itself while others add the crucial layer of design and presentation that is necessary to make the public as excited about our project as we are.

8. Have you learned new things so far (eg design thinking skills / knowledge about 5G?
We learned various brainstorming techniques, the fact that we had to move through the designcycle so fast was quite new for us. We had to come up with idea’s, and concepts within a few hours. It was quite difficult at first but later on we realized that we opened up as a group and said everything that was on our mind. That was quite valuable for us, we were really bonding. Looking at 5G internet we gained a lot of information that was given to us at the 5G clinic, we saw what they already do with 5G and it gave us more insights about the endless possibilities that were there for us.

Team
René Flohil, University of Groningen, MSc Human-Machine Communication
Ville Koski, University of Groningen, Strategic Innovation Management
Antonio Sigma Sanjaya, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Sensor Technology
Bekka Slot, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, CMD
Izabella Hassan, Alfa-college, Applicatie ontwikkelaar
Gaia Miglino, Alfa-college, Applicatie ontwikkelaar

Teamcoach: Jarmo Wilkens, VodafoneZiggo

Team 5G en Mobiliteit

Team 5G en Mobiliteit is in het kader van de 5G Student Battle bezig met de voorbereidingen voor een opdracht voor Arriva. De 5G Student Battle zou plaatsvinden op 14 en 15 maart 2020, maar is uitgesteld in verband met de coronamaatregelen. Inmiddels is er een nieuw weekend geprikt: 14 en 15 november 2020. 

1. Who is your challenge owner and what will you do for them?
Our challenge owner is Arriva. Arriva wanted to do more than just transport people. Their question was: when we are transporting people, what can we do extra since we are already there. Arriva was already thinking doing something with the environment. We liked this a lot and continued with the idea. We want to achieve this by placing various sensors on Arriva busses.

2. What is the name of your team and how did you get this name?
Route 5G, this was formulated as we combined road transport with 5G since we implement 5G technology in a transportation company and wanted to have a compelling logo that present our team and project in a simple, creative way.

3. How far are you with the preparation for your assignment? Or is that a secret?
The ideas have resulted in a clear concept of what we want to build and the plan, tasks were ready to start the hackathon. All materials were ordered, and we have the spark, team spirit we need to start.

4. How do you keep in touch?
By using e-mails plus we have a Whatsapp group which we use for direct communications. We have made a Google Groups site for sharing documents and other information. And we have held multiple meetings physically.

5. What is going well in your team?
There is good cooperation and we have various skills and knowledge in the team that fit well together and make our team stronger and efficient in multitasks.

6. What difficulties do you encounter and how do you solve them?
There was a very short timeframe on coming up with a concept and ordering materials. We solved this by holding meetings often and keeping contact. Because of this we were able to quickly make the necessary decisions and deal with any challenge that could face us during the hackathon.

7. What is it like to work together with people from other courses and schools?
It is great to work together with people from different disciplines. Everyone has own expertise and viewpoint. This gave us different insights on the idea’s and together we came up with the final concept that could help the environment, government by using the fastest wireless technology.

8. Have you learned new things so far (eg design thinking skills / knowledge about 5G)?
We learned a lot about 5G and its features and applications. It even opened the door for us to learn new skills in this field besides the special lectures we have attend before the hackathon, they were so useful and interesting for all the teams I believe. We were able to translate this new information into our own expertise and apply it in practice in the Student Battle.

Team
Ahmad ZinoHanze UAS, Sensor technology
Jesse BraaksmaHanze UASSensor technology
Andrea De Lucia, University of Groningen, Computer science
Arndt Pool, University of Groningen, Psychology
Leandro Dijkstra, Noorderpoort, ICT
Twan van Dijk, Noorderpoort, ICT

Teamcoaches: Huib Hansma (Dell), Gerben Menting (VMware)

Team 5G en Veiligheid

Team 5G en Veiligheid is in het kader van de 5G Student Battle bezig met een prototype voor het Innovatiehuis Politie Noord Nederland. De 5G Student Battle zou plaatsvinden op 14 en 15 maart 2020, maar is uitgesteld in verband met de coronamaatregelen. Hoe gaat het nu met het Team 5G en Veiligheid? 

Wie is jullie opdrachtgever en wat gaan jullie voor ze doen?
Onze opdrachtgever is het Innovatiehuis Politie Noord Nederland, wij zullen voor hen een ‘smart politie vest’ ontwikkelen. Dit vest bevat allerlei extra sensoren om de communicatie met de centralisten en andere collega's te versterken, maar bovenal bevat dit vest een camera aan de achterzijde die door middel van edge computing en kunstmatige intelligentie functioneert als een extra paar ogen.

Wat is de naam van je team en hoe kwamen jullie op deze naam?
Onze teamnaam is ‘Salutem Safety Solutions’, salutem is veiligheid in het Latijn. We vonden de drievoudige alliteratie goed klinken en we verwachten dat de naam goed uit beeld waar wij mee bezig zijn.

Hoever zijn jullie met de voorbereiding voor jullie opdracht? Of is dat geheim?
We zaten volledig in de startblokken voor de hackathon op het moment dat hij werd verplaatst. Doordat we toen al zo goed voorbereid waren is er sinds dat weekend niet echt iets ondernomen qua verdere voorbereiding, we waren er echt al klaar voor.

Hoe houden jullie contact met elkaar?
Via WhatsApp.

Wat gaat er goed in jullie team?
Ons team werkt snel en flexibel, in onze brainstormsessies zijn we rap en systematisch door een breed scala aan ideeën heen gevlogen zonder lang vast te lopen. De teamleden wierpen met gemak ideeën op en niemand raakte gefixeerd op zijn eigen bedenksels. Wanneer er zich problemen voor deden was onze mindset oplossingsgericht en kwamen we wederom snel tot creatieve manieren om met deze problemen om te gaan.

Tegen welke moeilijkheden lopen jullie aan en hoe lossen jullie ze op?
Vanaf het moment van kennismaking kregen we twee weken de tijd om een bestellijst op te stellen voor wat we nodig zouden hebben tijdens de hackathon. Normaliter zou dit tijd zat zijn, echter deed zich het ongeluk voor dat onze contactpersoon van de opdrachtgever ziek was en meteen daarna op vakantie vertrok. Hierdoor hebben we tot nog toe op geen enkel moment onze ideeën met hem kunnen bespreken. We hebben toen op allerlei manieren contact geprobeerd te zoeken met mensen uit het werkveld, gelukkig was het innovatiehuis van de politie, ondanks hoe druk ze het hebben, ontzettend behulpzaam. Na een aantal collega’s van onze contactpersoon gesproken te hebben konden we op het nippertje onze bestellijst versturen.

Hoe is het om samen te werken met mensen van andere opleidingen en scholen?
Het is erg interessant en leerzaam om met de verschillende denkstijlen van praktische en theoretische scholing samen te werken. De velerlei invalshoeken en visies in ons team werken enerverend en dragen ontzettend bij aan de extra curriculaire ontwikkeling die gezocht wordt in een project als de 5G battle.


Heb je tot nu toe nieuwe dingen geleerd (bijvoorbeeld vaardigheden qua design thinking/kennis over 5G?
Yasmin en Sander bestuderen op hun opleiding voornamelijk de theorie rondom kunstmatige intelligentie. Als voorbereiding op de hackathon hebben zij zich dan ook gestort op het leren omgaan met de nieuwste technologie op het gebied van kunstmatige intelligentie.

Team
Yasmin de Groot, University of Groningen, Artificial Intelligence & Astronomy
Sander Kaatee, University of Groningen, Artificial Intelligence
Hannah Mulder, Hanze University, IPO
Rianne Drijver, Hanze University, Sensor Technology
Dennis Verhaagen, Noorderpoort, Applicatie ontwikkelaar
Jamie Konigferander, Noorderpoort, Applicatie media ontwikkelaar

Teamcoach: Jos Bredek, Hanzehogeschool Groningen

5G en Sport

1. Who is your challenge owner and what will you do for them?
Our challenger is ACLO, a student sports organization of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

One of the biggest problems they were facing at the moment when the preparations for the hackathon started was that their classes were overcrowded, and sometimes so full that some participants were not even allowed to attend them anymore and had to go back home. The solution we came up with is a smart system to monitor the number of people in classes and to predict whether they will become full (if so, when) or not, with the ACLO members having access to this information.

2. What is the name of your team and how did you get this name? 
When we were brainstorming for a team name, we came up with the idea that, since we are trying to combine technology and sport to create something useful, we could create a portmanteau (which is a linguistic blend of words, in which parts of multiple words or their phonemes (sounds) are combined into a new word) from those two words, making it both expressive and intriguing at the same time.

3. How far are you with the preparation for your assignment? Or is that a secret?
We put together all the ideas and we already have a plan for how to proceed with our project. The rest will be a surprise.

4. How do you keep in touch?
We set up a Whatsapp group through which we communicate most of the time, but in addition to that we have a shared Google Docs document which contains all the ideas, plans, materials needed and summaries of our meetings organised.

5. What is going well in your team?
Each team member is assigned with a particular task and everyone knows their role in the project. This aspect allows for a better workflow and organisation of the team members.

6. What difficulties do you encounter and how do you solve them?
Finding a suiting project that would have as a key element the 5G technology and applications in sports was rather challenging but contacting ACLO for a better perspective of their needs helped us settle down to a few ideas that we voted on and this resulted in an appropriate selection for the final product. Furthermore, another impediment in our journey is that one of our team members, Michiel, left, so we will have to compensate for the work we originally agreed he would take care of.

7. What is it like to work together with people from other courses and schools?
Working together with people from other courses and schools enlarges the spectrum of ideas and perspectives, so we had a richer set of ideas and contributions given the different study programmes of each team member.

8. Have you learned new things so far (eg design thinking skills / knowledge about 5G?
First of all, we learned a lot about 5G as a technology and what it entails, both through the clinics offered by the 5G Student Battle Team and through individual and collective study that we needed in order to improve and polish our ideas and techniques. Secondly, we learned a lot about microcontrollers and associated devices, but also the software they are using, since we intend to take advantage of them when building our invention, during the hackathon.

Team members
Alex Gheara, University of Groningen, study: Computing Science
Radu Gheorghe, University of Groningen, study: Computing Science
Pim Krips, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, HBO-ICT: Software Engineering
Luc van Kessel, Alfa College, study: Applicatie Ontwikkelaar
Richard Kremer, Alfa College, study: Applicatie Ontwikkelaar

Teamcoach: Taco Kluwer - Agentschap Telecom

Over de 5G Student Battle

Tijdens de 5G Student Battle werken studenten van het mbo, hbo en wo aan oplossingen voor de toekomst waarbij gebruik wordt gemaakt van 5G. Dit wordt de tweede editie van de 5G Student Battle, na een zeer geslaagd event in maart 2019. De 5G Student Battle wordt georganiseerd door 5Groningen, Hanzehogeschool en Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in samenwerking met Noorderpoort en Alfa College.

Over de 5G Student Battle

Lees het laatste nieuws over de 5G Student Battle.