The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched an open £30 million competition aiming to explore and develop new use cases and sustainable business models for 5G applications and services.
The competition, called 5G Create, is open to all sectors including creative industries, utilities (energy and water), health and social care, and logistics. It is part of the UK Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme.
It is part of our Mission at The Scotland 5G Centre to help bring additional investment to Scotland and we are therefore hosting a DCMS/UK5G briefing event on the competition and workshop at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow from 09:30 on 12 March 2020.
The workshop is open to organisations and businesses interested in taking part in projects, including:
- organisations involved in the development, trialling and usage of applications, products, services
- network providers
- mobile network operators
- technology vendors
- local authorities and other public service delivery bodies
We are keen for members of the public sector, industry, SMEs and academia to attend these sessions to: a) find out more about the competition and b) network with future potential project partners.
These sessions will set out what opportunities the project can bring. Therefore, we welcome representatives from all sectors including the creative industries, industrial and manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, arts and media.
If you are interested in the competition and looking for potential collaborators, there will be an opportunity for delegates to deliver a two-minute pitch to the room.
More details and free registration are available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dcms-5g-create-competition-briefing-event-glasgow-registration-96064522573
Another opportunity for the diary – 25th March
Another event worth noting is an Innovation Network meeting at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh on 25 March, organised by NHS Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government. This will include details of a £140 million funding opportunity for projects on AI in health and social care – including for projects in Scotland.
Find the event and registration details at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meeting-of-innovate-uk-nhs-scotland-social-care-and-industry-innovation-tickets-90505463277