The DCMS 5G Programme Industrial 5G Testbeds & Trials grant funding competition has now closed for applications. Officials are currently reviewing proposals.
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 manufacturing and logistics companies, 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 email@example.com.
The Competition Guidance, Programme Overview, Application Form and supporting documentation are available below. Instructions on how to apply are available in the Competition Guidance.
|Competition Opens||18 July 2019|
|Briefing Events||Competition briefing event 23 July 2019 - Digital Catapult Conference Space, 101 Euston Road, London, NW1 2RA Registration is open via UK5G.org|
|Clarification Questions Receipt Deadline||30 August 2019|
|Competition Closes||Midday 10 October 2019|
|Shortlist Applicants Notified||Late October 2019|
|Shortlisted Applicants Interviewed||Week commencing 28 October 2019|
|Successful Applicants Notified||November 2019|
|Grant Claim Period||From 1 January 2020 until 31 March 2022|
The 5GTT Programme is making available funding for this competition, subject to the outcome of the upcoming Government Spending Review. Funding will come from the National Productivity Investment Fund, via the £200 million allocated to the 5GTT Programme.
|Sector||Number of Projects||Project Funding Per Project|
If you have any questions or would like more clarification please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Your question and the answer will be posted to the Industrial 5GTT Q&A document listed at attachment 12 above (unless commercially sensitive). Please refer to the existing Q&A before submitting your question as you may find the information you are looking for provided there.
If you are interested in applying for the Industrial 5G Testbeds and Trials competition, you can sign up to the UK5G collaboration platform for the manufacturing and logistics sectors to connect with other organisations which are interested in forming a consortium.