Transforming the future of enterprise edge computing as a member of the 5G Open Innovation Lab ecosystem


  • Edge Computing
  • 5G
  • Networking

Executive Summary

The 5G Open Innovation Lab is a collaborative, development-focused ecosystem that brings together visionary startups, industry leaders, technical experts, and investors to break down silos that hamper innovation and encourage development of the next cutting edge technologies. As a member of the ecosystem, Sunlight is supporting the delivery of disruptive new enterprise technologies and solutions that capitalize on the power of edge computing and 5G.

The Lab’s members include partners like Amdocs, Avanade, CNH Industrial, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, F5, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Spirent and T-Mobile. It has also recruited over 87 multi-stage startups who have collectively raised over $1.2B+ of venture capital to date.


  • Telcos and enterprises are looking for new, innovative technology partners to address 5G and edge computing challenges.
  • Telcos and enterprises are looking for credible partners to bring new products and services to market.
  • Innovative new edge computing technology solutions need to find relevant projects and prove their credibility.

Sunlight Solution

  • Sunlight’s HyperConverged edge platform supports data processing close to its source.
  • Sunlight’s Edge-as-a-Service model makes it easy to consolidate, deploy and manage distributed infrastructure and data-intensive applications from any remote, centralized location.
  • Sunlight was invited to participate as a technology innovator in the 5G Open Innovation Labs and to meet the members as a credible innovator partner.


Edge Computing projects scoped with telcos and enterprises globally in the first six months of membership

The 5G Open Innovation Lab only accepts the hottest, most innovative new technologies for existing members

The 5G Open Innovation Lab vets all of its members to ensure that only credible, relevant and innovative technologies are being matched with their telco and enterprise partners to grow the edge ecosystem. Its reputation depends on them sourcing the best start up and scale up partners. Sunlight is the only HyperConverged edge stack to support and manage the edge AI applications on specialized hardware, like the NVIDIA Jetson-based Lenovo ThinkEdge SE70 and make it deployable at scale - offering a unique solution for Lab members.

“We have rapidly become an epicenter for the 5G and edge ecosystem through our unique, collaborative, development-focused program that is driving transformational outcomes in enterprises across multiple industry sectors."

Jim Brisimitzis

Founder and General Partner of the 5G Open Innovation Lab