Collaboration Opportunity

Industrial 5G Testbeds & Trials: Logistics - consortia partners

Posted by Iwona Wilk

Automotive, Transport & Logistics
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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened the Industrial 5G Testbeds & Trials grant funding competition.

The Programme is seeking 2-3 industry-led, 5G-based projects in the Logistics sector with £5-10 million of DCMS funding available per project.

During the competition briefing events, many organisations have asked for a way of finding consortium partners in preparation of submitting a proposal.

 If you'd like to use UK5G to do this, please post in this thread:

  • Your organisation's name
  • Your proposal area of focus
  • What your organisation can offer
  • What capabilities/skills your require from a partnership
  • Is your organisation interested in leading the bid

Please come back to this thread to check posts from others.

Further details are available on the UK5G website. This includes:

  • Competition overview - here
  • Slides from the briefing event on 23 July - here
  • A video of the briefing event on 23 July - here

Full application documentation is available via the DCMS website.


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Posted by Iwona Wilk | 5 replies
  • Anonymous

    If you are looking to be the industry lead for a bid into the Industrial 5G Testbeds and Trials competition, Digital Catapult (as the technical and innovation coordinator for the initiative), is very keen on speaking with you to discuss the scope of your bid and to help advise on some of the key things to include to meet the ambitions of the programme. If you are interested in arranging a one to one with them, please do get in touch by emailing as early as possible.

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  • michael blinch
    Sales Dev Rep - EMEA


    Spirent who are globally leaders in Testing Networks & Communications Services are heavily engaged in 5G activities with commercial companies, academic and research institutions. Our solutions are based on three pillars:  We are testing ( network elements, protocols, etc), validate( migration to virtualization, individual and e2e services) and emulate ( individual or all network element, with the ability to build an Digital Twin of an real 5G network). From functional to performance. For 5G, we can address any point in the architecture( 5G UE, 5Gcell, 5GCore,..). As such, we are always open for engagements and discussions in this area.


    One of our success stories was working with The Innovation Centre at The University of Surrey , we helped them simulate up to one million 5G users, Our Solution enabled researchers and partners to test the performance of new 5G applications based on latency, bandwidth, quality of experience, signaling and various traffic in sliceable and virtualized networks -


    If you'd like to findout further information then do not hesitate to get in contact with me.



    Sales Development Rep - EMEA

    T: +44(0)1293 767973| +44(0)7710 089062 |
    Northwood Park, Gatwick Road


    Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9XN

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  • Marc Roberts

    Hi, we at Chordant are looking for 5GTT projects where there are multiple data sourcing and sharing needs, where the Chordant data marketplace can be used to coordinate and control the management of the data needs. We are looking to be a partner or supplier into a bid consortium.

    The Chordant data marketplace permits the publishing, discovery and trading of real time data across industry verticals. It is a federated marketplace allowing the data owner to retain control over data publication, commercialisation (if value exists) and consumption. The marketplace is built upon a standardised cloud-based system, for real time data, and uses the global oneM2M standard.

    Chordant are currently working with local authorities and commercial businesses in the collation and sharing of real time mobility data for understanding and managing mobility networks; and working on the UK autonomous vehicle innovation trials collating and sharing cooperative vehicle data. 5G is seen as a natural component within the future mobility as well as industry networks and we would welcome an opportunity within the 5G Sector Specific Trials & Testbeds competition to explore this potential.

    Organisation: Chordant

    If this might meet your project’s needs, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Marc Roberts

    Mb: +44 7776 477 247


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  • Hello! 

    We're Miralis Data and we're looking to join consortia bidding for the logistics testbed.

    Miralis is a logistics focused data science and software development company. 

    Our key areas of focus for this bid are: Routing and scheduling of vehicles (we've worked with Iceland, TNT, Route Monkey and many others); last mile delivery; vehicle fleet optimisation; electric vehicle transition; network optimisation; and pallet and container optimisation (we work with Disney, Diageo, Panasonic and others to do this).

    We can offer an extensive data science, analytics and algorithm design capabilities plus a substantial software design and development team with extensive experience on delivering projects. 

    As an SME we're not in a position to lead a bid but can offer significant value to any bid. We also have extensive partnerships with academic institutions, hardware providers and industry specific companies such as telematics, connected cars etc.

    For more information contact:

    Michael Gibson
    Miralis Data
    T: 01524 68818
    M: 07713 106162



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  • Kumardev Chatterjee
    Global Partnership Manager

    Unmanned Life is looking for the partners to collaborate for 5G testbeds& trials in Logistics and Manufacturing. We would like to form or be a part of consortium that can together deliver the autonomous operations utlising 5G connectivity and bringing the value to the communities. 

    Unmanned Life would like to bring to a consortium its expertise in managing a fleet of autonomous rovers that are capable of supporting logistics operations in smart factories and smart manufacturing. This is the implementation and deployment of cloud-robotics and COBOTS over 5G for smart manufacturing and smart logistics, in a single setting. 

    The capabilities of our software platform enable it to be used for various use cases in smart manufacturing such as deploying a fleet of autonomous drones and rovers which can carry out various tasks such as autonomous on-demand transporting of materials , parts, finished goods and waste, to and from material warehouses to assembly lines to distribution docks to waste centers, to ensure the smooth, cost-effective operations of smart warehouse management. 

    The platform can be used for various use cases in smart logistics autonomous parcel sorting enabling smooth logistical operations within the warehouse as well as outside, autonomous inventory management; gathering the data of incoming and outgoing parcels by deployment of autonomous fleets of drones. The data are then processed in the core AI processing platform utilized for further maximization of the warehouse performance. Furthermore, the robustness of the platform makes it possible to deploy autonomous last-mile delivery missions making autonomous supply chain and logistics operations extensible to the end user. 

    The platform enables users to deploy and manage these autonomous robot fleets and missions interfacing them effectively with business information systems and enterprise AI to deliver real value-added solutions at a reasonable cost with high ROI.

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