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  • The Tay5G Challenge Fund is a grant funding opportunity worth £450,000.
  • Funding is available for projects that demonstrate and validate innovative products and services which use 5G.  
  • Projects must take place in the Tay Cities Region.

Tay5G Challenge Fund Overview

£450,000 is available through the Tay5G Challenge Fund to support up to six applicants who can demonstrate impactful projects for products, services or solutions which use 5G. Tay5G seeks to fund up to six projects that explore 5G deployment and use cases from all sectors and industries. Applications which support the region’s focus areas listed below will be prioritised.  

Focus sectors for the Tay region:  

  • Agriculture, Food and Drink 
  • Digital & Creative 
  • Energy & Renewables 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Mobility / Transportation 
  • Smart Cities IoT 
  • Tourism 

The Challenge Fund can provide grant funding of up to 70% of eligible costs depending on organisation size and status. Successful applicants are asked to provide match funding in cash or in-kind such as staff time, expertise, resources and facilities. 

The Tay5G Challenge Fund is competitive and will involve a two-stage process. For stage 1 applicants are asked to complete a short Expression of Interest (EoI) outlining the proposed project. Successful applicants will be invited to Stage 2 to complete a full application. 

Projects must take place in the Tay Cities Region. 

Expression of Interest open now, closes Tuesday 31st January.

To find out more about the funding opportunity please visit

To discuss your project idea or request an Expression of Interest Form, please email

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