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Grant funding competition is open for applications

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  • Published by Lucy Woods on 18 Jul 2019
  • Last modified 22 Jul 2019
The DCMS 5G Programme Industrial 5G Testbeds & Trials grant funding competition is open for applications.

The Industrial 5G Testbeds and Trials competition is making available UK Government investment to trial new 5G services and applications in the vertical industry sectors of manufacturing and logistics. The aim of these projects is to demonstrate the value of 5G, beyond enhanced mobile broadband, by targeting industrial uses that can help deliver efficiency, productivity, and other benefits in the UK economy, and help the UK lead the development of enterprise applications for 5G.

This competition is aimed at consortia led by private sector companies and requires the participation of at least one small or medium sized enterprise (SME). The application should be submitted by the lead project partner. Leading a consortium will include development and leading the delivery of the project and proactively encouraging participation from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The details of project roles and eligibility are provided in the Competition Guidance and supporting documents.

These projects will explore 5G deployment and industrial use cases in the areas of manufacturing and logistics. We are seeking involvement from a range of companies that have the potential to contribute to the testbeds and trials, such as system integrators, mobile and fixed network operators, and equipment suppliers. Public sector, Academic, and Research and Technology Organisations may also be involved.

To apply for DCMS grant funding from this competition please complete the Application Form provided and return to industrial5gtt@culture.gov.uk 

The Competition Guidance, Programme Overview, Application Form and supporting documentation are available via the gov.uk website along with instructions on how to apply.  

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