Tay5G Challenge Fund

Funding competition for innovative solutions using 5G open now


The Tay Cities Deal Tay5G Challenge Fund is a UK-wide grant funding opportunity worth £450,000. Funding is available for projects that demonstrate and validate innovative products and services which use 5G.  


Tay5G Challenge Fund overview  

£450,000 is available through the Tay5G Challenge Fund to support up to six applicants who can demonstrate impactful projects for products, services or solutions which use 5G. Tay5G seeks to fund up to six projects that explore 5G deployment and use cases from all sectors and industries. Applications which support the region’s focus areas listed below will be prioritised.  
Applicants from across the UK are welcome.  
Focus sectors for the Tay region:  
  • Agriculture, Food and Drink 
  • Digital & Creative 
  • Energy & Renewables 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Mobility / Transportation 
  • Smart Cities IoT 
  • Tourism 
The Challenge Fund can provide grant funding of up to 70% of eligible costs depending on organisation size and status. Successful applicants are asked to provide match funding in cash or in-kind such as staff time, expertise, resources and facilities. 
The Tay5G Challenge Fund is competitive and will involve a two-stage process. For stage 1 applicants are asked to complete a short Expression of Interest (EoI) outlining the proposed project. Successful applicants will be invited to Stage 2 to complete a full application. Submission of an EoI does NOT require a technical project plan. The technical requirements of your project will be refined in collaboration with our partners prior to Stage 2.
Projects must take place in the Tay Cities Region.


Challenge Expression of interest Opens - Wednesday 7th December 2022 
Challenge Expression of interest Closes – Tuesday 31st January 2023 
To discuss your project idea or request an Expression of Interest Form, please email tay5G@urbanforesight.org.


DROP-IN Support Sessions  

We will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions through December 2022 to January 2023. These online sessions are a great opportunity for applicants to ask questions or discuss aspects of the fund or their application.

The sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams. Please select a date and click the link below to join:






Contact us to discuss your project idea and request an Expression of Interest form. 
Please note that Urban Foresight is managing the Tay5G Challenge on behalf of Dundee City Council and the Tay5G Board.  

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