Funding for Worcestershire 5G Consortium
The Worcestershire 5G Consortium receives Â£4.8 million funding from the Government to test 5G across a range of applications.
21:31 14 March 2018
The Government has awarded £4.8million to Worcestershire 5G Consortium to test 5G, the next generation mobile network, across a range of applications. The highly anticipated technology will be tested to improve productivity and efficiency in the fields of smart farming, healthcare in the home and smart cars.
The consortium includes experts from Huawei, University of Surrey, 02, Malvern Hills Science Park, BT, Yamazaki Mazak and Worcester Bosch.
Mark Stansfeld, chairman of Worcestershire LEP and 5G lead for Midlands Engine, said: “We are delighted to have been successful in our bid which will help businesses deliver greater productivity using 5G technologies. This highlights the huge ambition of Worcestershire’s innovative public and private sector, with key Worcestershire employers leading the way in Industry 4.0.
“At a time of increasing global competition for trade and investment, we are confident that we can act as a catalyst for technological innovation in the wider Midlands Engine and nationally. We welcome opportunities for collaboration with the UK’s most innovative minds.”