Join us live for the 5G Connectivity for Cross Border Challenges Event!

You’ll have the opportunity to witness live student pitches and gain insights from keynote presentations by industry leaders at Telus and GM. This event will explore the challenges and opportunities at border crossings, utilizing 5G technology to discuss the future of transportation. In the second half of the event, you won’t want to miss the announcement of the 5G student challenge competition winners, where the top three teams will be awarded prizes for their innovative solutions. Register now for the event!

The top three winning teams will get access to a career development mentorship session, courtesy of GM Canada, PLUS monetary prizes*:

First-place, sponsored by TELUS: CAD$1,500 plus cellphones
Second-place, sponsored by the University of Windsor: CAD$1,000
Third-place, sponsored by APMA: CAD$500

Competition Overview

The year is 2026 and the Gordie Howe International Bridge has become the primary means of land-based trade and mobility between Canada and the United States. During peak hours, congestion on the bridge and ports of entry lead to significant wait times for commuters and commercial transport vehicles. The bridge has been equipped with infrastructure that allows it to integrate new technologies, including 5G connectivity and edge computing, to enhance cross-border trade, safety, efficiency, and overall usability.  

The 5G Connectivity for Border Crossing Challenges calls on students to utilize 5G connectivity, smart mobility technologies, and data analytics (cloud and/or edge-based) to propose a solution for reducing border crossing congestion and wait times. Your solution may also include new payment and/or security technologies. Consider solutions that are user-driven and can help make the Gordie Howe International Bridge an efficient and reliable mode of cross-border transportation between the United States and Canada.   

General Motors LLC, GM Canada and any of their affiliates are neither a sponsor nor administrator of this competition

*Monetary prizes are a total amount provided to the winning group