Smart mobility, media and e-health for tourists and citizens

The project, funded by the Horizon2020 programme for research and innovation, aims at testing and using 5G technologies to provide useful, efficient and reliable services to citizens and tourists. In particular, 13 case studies are developed and tested in 3 cities in 3 different fields: Rennes where the field of study and application is health and hospital; Athens, where applications in the field of mobility are tested; Torino, where the chosen field is tourism and culture. The tested services are adapted to the needs of each individual case study. The ambition is to test 5G technologies of a pre-commercial nature in different areas and on a large scale, to demonstrate the full capacity of the 5G network to support and respond to different needs through the same infrastructure. At the end of the testing, the evaluation of each use-case will cover several levels, from technical performance to economic impact and user satisfaction, in order to analyze the effectiveness and feasibility and to ensure replicability.

5G-TOURS is 5G-PPP Project European Commission – Call H2020-ICT-2018-2020 Grant number 856950

European partners

Ericsson Telecomunicazioni Spa (IT – lead partner), Samsung Electronics Limited (UK), Telecom SPA (IT), Orange SA (FR), Hellenic Telecommunications (EL), Nokia Bell Labs France (FR), Nokia LiseisKaidiktiaEllas Anonimi (EL), Philips Electronics Nederland B.v (NL), Philips France Commercial (FR), Rai – Radiotelevisione Italiana Spa (IT), Athens International Airport Sa (EL), CHU Rennes (FR), Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EL), Kentro Meleton Asfaleias (EL), Atos Spain SA (ES), WINGS ICT Solutions (EL), Expway (FR), Real Wireless Limited (UK), AMA Research and Development (FR), Sequans Communications SA (FR), LiveU Ltd (IL), Acta Ltd (EL), B-COM (FR), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES), Universitat Politècnica de València (ES), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT).

Project in Torino

Torino hosts 5 use cases testing 5G applications in the cultural and tourist field, in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei. The selected locations for the trials are Palazzo Madama and GAM, and the goal is to develop applications and services improving the visitor experience by offering additional information and contents, also through virtual reality and augmented reality. Moreover, the project intends to address young people and students by offering innovative educational activities through gamification. Among the most relevant applications for museums, the project also tests the use of robots for the safety of visitors and protection of works of art within the exhibition spaces. In such contexts, the 5G network has a fundamental role in enabling a faster transmission of data compared to the previous generations of networks.

Practical steps

The project’s main goal is to develop 5G based applications possibly generating a commercial interest, thus being able to approach the market of digital services. In particular, the tourist and museum areas are explored in Torino, the health sector in Rennes and the mobility field in Athens. Among the tested actions in Torino, an app offering enhanced digital contents and tourist information to the visitors of Palazzo Madama is being developed. Moreover, it will be possible to play interactive games involving some works of art of Palazzo Madama and GAM in a completely innovative and original way. The 5G technology applied to robots allows the testing of humanoids as assistants in museums, able to provide information and security services. The project also works on the broadcasting of live events, including the “itinerant orchestra” event, a concert starring musicians contemporarily playing from different locations in the city.


  • € 348.250,00 of EU contribution to the City of Torino and Fondazione Torino Musei
  • 36 months of activities (June 2019 – May 2022)
  • 3 European cities involved in the trials
  • 13 use cases in Europe
  • 5 use cases in Torino

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European cities involved in trials