DCMS have launched a £30 million open competition to develop new uses for 5G in a variety of industries.
Award: Share of up to £30 million
Opens: 6th Apr 2020
Closes: 27th Jul 2020
5G Create seeks to fund projects that explore 5G deployment and use cases from all sectors, industries and UK regions.
In the 5G Create competition we are keen that projects should address the question of how the 5G capabilities being developed will deliver sustainability after government funding finishes. Applications should look at the new opportunities and markets from the perspective of the new business models that 5G might enable.
The recent Government Telecoms Supply Chain Review identified the need to support market diversification in the telecoms supply chain and highlighted the important role that the 5G Testbeds and Trial Programme can play in this.
Section 5 of the review identified key areas where the 5G Testbeds and Trial Programme can have a positive impact, in summary these are:
In addition, some examples of the cross-cutting challenges that we hope will be addressed – and which we think could lower barriers to entry and accelerate development of new products – are:
This competition is open to applications from consortia from across the UK.
There is up to £30 million of funding available from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) 5G T&T Programme in this competition.
Your project can apply for project funding from £250,000 to £5 million.
You must complete all grant funded activities by 31 March 2022. Non-grant funded activities can continue beyond this date. Projects are not required to undertake funded activities up to 31 March 2022 if they are shorter by their nature.
Firstly, for experimental development involving collaboration under Article 25, the maximum grant allowed towards each individual organisation’s eligible project costs are:
Research organisations undertaking non-economic activity will be funded as follows:
Public sector and charitable organisations undertaking non-economic activities may claim funding up to 100% of their eligible costs.