5G Create: £30 million open competition and 7 Briefing Events just launched
A ¬£30 million open competition has been launched to develop new uses for 5G in a variety of industries, closing 1st June 2020.
The briefing events for the 5G Create Funding Competition took place as follows:
7 Briefing Events across the UK
DCMS 5G Create ‚Äì Competition Briefing Event: Bristol – 09 March 2020
DCMS 5G Create ‚Äì Competition Briefing Event: Glasgow – 12 March 2020
DCMS 5G Create ‚Äì Competition Briefing Event: Salford – 16 March 2020
Online Webcast: DCMS 5G Create ‚Äì Competition Briefing Event – watch the video below!
DCMS 5G Create ‚Äì Competition Briefing Event: Belfast – 31 March 2020 (moved online)
DCMS 5G Create ‚Äì Competition Briefing Event: Cardiff – 2 April 2020 (moved online)
DCMS 5G Create ‚Äì Competition Briefing Event: Webinar – 11 May 2020 (moved online)
People have this to say on the funding announcement:
“We are determined to make the UK a world-leader in 5G but that doesn‚Äôt just mean giving people faster mobile phone connections. Today we‚Äôre announcing new funding to seize the new opportunities modern technology will offer us. This includes seeing how it could create new jobs in the countryside, make businesses more productive and unleash even more ideas in our cutting-edge creative industries.”
“The Creative Industries Council is delighted that DCMS is launching 5G Create. We have been advocating a funded competition along these lines, as an exciting opportunity for UK creative companies to develop innovative products and services using this transformational technology. 5G offers innovative opportunities right across the sector from film and tv, to games, to music, fashion and advertising. We hope that start-ups and well-established companies alike will bid for the available funds.”
Webcast recording and slides are now available:
Find the slides here.