£10m awarded to UK Telecoms Innovation Network to boost creativity in telecoms supply chain
£10m has been awarded to launch the UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN), a new body dedicated to boosting creativity in the UK’s telecoms supply chain. Digital Catapult, CW (Cambridge Wireless), University of Bristol and West Midlands 5G were announced as the winners of the competition to set up and oversee the network.
The UKTIN will act as an information and ideas hub for industry and academics looking to access funding or R&D testing facilities and opportunities to collaborate on developing new mobile and broadband technology.
First announced in March, the UKTIN aims to make the UK the easiest place in the world to access and take part in telecoms R&D. It will guide businesses and researchers looking to access funding or testing facilities in the UK and enable the best use of public and private investment in R&D, as well as ensuring that knowledge is effectively and efficiently shared across the telecoms industry.
UKTIN is expected to be up and running in September, at which point it will begin to take over from UK5G to help organisations get the most out of what the UK has to offer.