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SBRI: Future Telecommunications Challenge

Organisations can apply for a share of £28 million in this SBRI competition for the development and commercialisation of cutting-edge telecommunications technological solutions with a foundational role in communication networks.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK.

The need to grow UK-based ecosystems and commercial offering for Future Telecommunications (including 6G) has been identified as a critical technology area in the recent science and technology framework.

The competition aims to drive advancements in telecommunication technologies that can be integrated into functional prototypes and comprehensive system solutions.

Your project must facilitate the assessment of technological maturity for potential users, integrators, standards makers, and regulators.

Your proposal must demonstrate the development of innovative telecommunication technologies, fostering collaboration and innovation within the industry. You must focus on close to market leading and disruptive solutions that align with UK priorities for future communication networks of improved:

  • performance
  • coverage
  • security
  • resilience
  • spectrum efficiency
  • cost-effective deployment
  • energy efficiency

With a strong emphasis on openness including the use of open standards, where relevant, your approach must demonstrate how your solutions align with emerging telecoms standards.

Any adoption and implementation of a solution from this competition would be subject to a separate, possibly competitive, procurement exercise. This competition does not cover the purchase of any solution.

This competition closes at 11am on Thursday 23rd November – find out more information and apply here.

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