West Midlands 5G (WM5G), in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), West Midlands Combined Authority and in collaboration with Innovate UK, will invest up to £5 million in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve the experience for travellers.
We are running two briefing events to help potential applicants:
Additional information on the 5G- enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands competition call:
Project applications must focus on one of the use cases listed in the specific themes below and be suitable for trial in the West Midlands using the live 5G environment. They must demonstrate how 5G is essential to developing your new service or product or offers a significant enhancement compared to current mobile communications.
This is the first competition of its kind and will be followed by another competition in January 2021.
Projects up to 8 months long must have total eligible costs of less than £500,000. For projects, up to 12 months long must be less than £1.0 million. For projects, up to 18 months long must be less than £3.0 million. 50% Grant funding is available.
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