A new £30 million open competition - 5G Create - has been launched. This is an open competition aiming to attract bids from a variety of industries where the UK has a competitive advantage, encouraging dynamic business models and opening up new opportunities and markets. This includes our creative industries such as film, TV and video games, but also our rich variety of technology businesses in diverse sectors such as energy, water, health and social care, logistics and more.
"The Creative Industries Council is delighted that DCMS is launching 5G Create. We have been advocating a funded competition along these lines, as an exciting opportunity for UK creative companies to develop innovative products and services using this transformational technology. 5G offers innovative opportunities right across the sector from film and tv, to games, to music, fashion and advertising. We hope that start-ups and well-established companies alike will bid for the available funds.”
Tim Davie, Co-Chair of the Creative Industries Council and CEO of BBC Studios
The new 5G Create competition will open in early March and run until the end of June.
A number of competition briefing events will be delivered across the UK open to organisations and businesses who may be interested inleading or taking part in 5G Create projects, including:
- Organisations involved in the development, trialling and usage of applications, products,
services and content creation
- Network providers
- Mobile Network Operators
- Technology vendors
- Local authorities and other public service delivery bodies
|Glasgow||12 March||More details|
|Salford||16 March||More details|
|Belfast||31 March||More details|
|Cardiff||2 April||More details|
|London||11 May||More details|
DCMS are currently engaging with stakeholders to brief them on the competition. Detailed competition guidance will be provided shortly. For now, you can review the briefing slide deck.