Government funding: £3,822,760
Project Overview & Summary
5G-ENCODE is a pioneering project looking to make the benefits of 5G technology a reality for UK manufacturers. The project has been set up to establish clear business cases and value propositions for the application of 5G networks in industrial settings.
Led by Zeetta Networks, activity started in early 2020 and will run until March 2022. The key objective is to design and deliver a private 5G network within the National Composites Centre. This will be used to explore new business models and 5G technologies, including network slicing and splicing, within an industrial environment.
Specifically, activity will focus on three areas:
- AR/VR to support design, manufacturing and training - Business benefit: up to 20% cost reduction
- Monitoring and tracking of time sensitive assets - Business benefit: up to 5% productivity improvement
- Wireless real-time in-process monitoring and analytics - Business benefit: up to 40% better yield
While the project focuses on industrial use cases within composites manufacturing, the outcomes will be sector agnostic and deployable across a range of industries, including hospitals, stadiums, offices and other venues which can benefit from next-generation networks. The consequence of this will be to enable new business models and opportunities, streamline operations and create additional revenue streams for millions of businesses.
As well as DCMS, UK5G, Zeetta Networks and the National Composites Centre, project partners include Telefonica, University of Bristol, Solvay, Mativision, Siemens, Toshiba and Plataine.
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Organisations participating in this project
Government, Sport, Travel & TourismThe West of England is one of the UK’s most prosperous regions and we want to make it even better. Learn more...
Academic / Research & DevelopmentThe National Composites Centre is a world-class research centre, where companies of any size and across industry sectors, can access cutting-edge technology and specialist engineers, to drive innovation in the design and manufacture of composites. Learn more...
We are the leading energy technology company. We design, manufacture and service transformative technologies to help take energy forward. Learn more...
Broadcasting & Media Technologies, EducationMativision are immersive content technology specialists. We have live-streamed major events to global auydiences of millions. We are valued partners with the UK Government and EU on R&D innovation projects, using VLIPP, our proprietary content platform to demonstrate emerging 5G's capabilities. Learn more...
Sport, Travel & TourismOur software products (Visualise, Optimise and Automate) simplify & automate network operations for a better monitoring, control and management of private LTE/5G networks. They enable a single-pane-of-glass orchestration of network services over any mix of licensed & unlicensed spectrum devices. Learn more...
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Learn more...
Toshiba Research Europe Limited operates Toshiba’s Cambridge Research Laboratory and Bristol Research and Innovation Laboratory. Learn more...