5G

5G is more than just another upgrade in the mobile telecoms landscape. 5G promises to become the underpinning for the entire global digital economy, capable of generating trillions of pounds of value.

The KTN Digital team is at the heart of the UK’s strategic plans for 5G, determined to help shape the future of this technology. 5G is of key importance to the UK economy. The Government is coordinating efforts to accelerate making 5G a reality and is funding trials of the technology, ground-breaking applications and innovative business partnerships across urban and rural applications.

KTN is a founding delivery partner of the UK5G Innovation Network, using its deep expertise and collaborative approach to support the network. UK5G is dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G in the UK.

UK5G facilitates the engagement and coordination of organisations working on 5G activities in the UK. As part of the network, KTN helps strengthen powerful connections between research and development activities across telecoms and other sectors, including the UK Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme. 

The UK5G network has created 7 sector working groups to focus on the real-world benefit and applications of 5G. 

To enable and facilitate deeper cross sector collaboration, a vendor directory has recently been created.

To find out more and to register for free updates, market insight and information about public and private investment, visit www.uk5g.org.

Click here to see all open funding opportunities in the Digital sector.

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Current 5G funding opportunities

Inclusive Innovation Award 2022 to 2023

Opens: 28/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for scale-up of existing work, or development of new work, on inclusive innovations.

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Innovation in Professional and Financial Services

Opens: 05/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses, or organisations in collaborations, can apply for a share of up to £7 million for projects that develop new products and services within Professional and Financial Services, across 2 different strands.

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 6

Opens: 20/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

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5G Private Networks for Public Services
Recorded: 18th January

5G Private Networks for Public Services

In partnership with the UK5G SMEs & Regions Working Group, join us for this online event to explore the latest developments in the use of private networks in delivering public services.

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