Grant Funding Opportunity for 5G collaborative R&D projects


Local businesses are being encouraged to apply for a share of up to £1 million of funding for 5G collaborative R&D projects.

The competition is being run through the Eureka Celtic programme and is encouraging the development of 5G in an international collaborative environment by helping UK organisations take part in the wider CELTIC programme.

Projects looking to be funded as part of the programme will need to focus on at least one of the following key themes:


  1. AI in network operation (such as cognitive or zero touch operation, intent-based networking, automated service instantiation, agile provisioning or scaling, auto-resiliency, and automated customer service or virtual digital assistants).
  2. Multi-access edge computing (such as content distribution, location services, neutral hosting, edge analytics).
  3. Internet of Things, which includes narrow to broadband cellular IoT dealing with the massive deployment of connected objects or their deployment in rural areas and industrial settings.
  4. Tactile internet, which is haptic feedback across a wide area network, for instance in industrial applications or the health sector.
  5. Mission-critical applications that require a high level of reliability and resilience.
  6. Infotainment (a mix between information and entertainment) mobile services such as the use of advanced media mobile streaming and broadcast services (for instance services dealing with 4K, 8K, 360 or 3D videos, or holographic and volumetric transmission).
  7. Immersive content in industrial environments, for instance AR, VR or MR applications for factories or warehouses, or field services.

First proposals must be sent in by 8 April.

More information about the programme and how to apply is available on the Celtic Next website here.