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5G Sector Specific Testbeds & Trials Roundtables: £40m match funding

Date: 2 July 2019 23:00 - 5 September 2019 22:59

Digital Catapult has partnered with the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to support the design and development of a new Industrial 5G competition focused on the manufacturing and logistics sectors, as part of the 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme.

As announced by Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport last week, this new 5G Sector Testbeds & Trials competition will have £40m available for match-funded projects over the next 2.5 years, representing a great new opportunity for innovation across the manufacturing industries and its UK supply chain. You can read the DCMS press release here.

Digital Catapult has partnered with a number of UK industry bodies to host a series of half-day events which will provide briefings for interested bidders from the public and private sectors to learn more of the available funding and discuss potential projects with representatives from Digital Catapult and other interested parties. The funding competition is due to launch towards the end of July.

Why you should attend

  • Gain understanding of 5G capabilities and opportunity, and learn more about the funding competition and consortia formation.
  • Meet potential consortia partners to take activities forward, including to make bids to the programme.

Who should attend this event?

This event has been designed to suit senior leaders in the manufacturing and logistics sectors who are interested in building consortia to bid for Testbeds & Trials funding.

How to attend?

Register your interest in these events via the individual registration pages linked below. Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted and registrations may be declined.

Roundtable dates and locations

  • Sunderland, Wednesday 3 July
  • Belfast (partnering with Manufacturing Northern Ireland), Tuesday 9 July
  • Sheffield (partnering with Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre), Thursday 11 July
  • Coventry (partnering with Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport), Friday 12 July
  • London (partnering with the Confederation of British Industry), Monday 15 July
  • Lancaster (partnering with The Welding Institute & Lancaster University), Wednesday 17 July
  • Glasgow (partnering with Glasgow University), Monday 22 July
  • Southampton Wednesday 24 July
  • Wales Thursday 5 September