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£14m UK funding competition for 5G projects closes tomorrow

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On the 10th October applications close for the Industrial 5G Testbeds and Trials competition, as companies looking to offer new 5G services and applications - specifically in the  manufacturing and logistics sectors - go head-to-head for a share of £14m in Government funding.

According to the overview on the UK5G website: "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."

Funding

The 5GTT Programme is making available funding for this competition, subject to the outcome of the upcoming Government Spending Review. And funding will come from the National Productivity Investment Fund, via £200 million allocated to the 5GTT Programme.

SectorNumber of projectsPer project funding
Manufacturing4-6£3-4 million
Logistics2-3£5-10 million

For more information, or to enter a proposal, please visit the Industrial 5G Testbeds & Trials page at the UK5G Innovation Network.

Dan is a British journalist with 20 years of experience in the design and tech sectors, producing content for the likes of Microsoft, Adobe, Dell and The Sunday Times. In 2012 he helped launch the world's number one design blog, Creative Bloq. Dan is now editor-in-chief at 5Gradar, where he oversees news, insight and reviews, providing an invaluable resource for anyone looking to stay up-to-date with the key issues facing 5G.