Westcott Business Incubation Centre

March Space Innovators – DCMS 5G Create Competition

By Sam Amy - February 14th, 2020 | Posted in Events

Event Details

25 March 2pm

25 March 4pm

This Event Will be Taking Place Through an Online Webinar

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Event Webinar Link

Click here to join the Space Innovators Webinar. We will be starting at 2pm.

Event Description

Due to the recent circumstances and following the UK government recommendations, this month, we will be hosting the Space Innovators event ONLINE at 2pm on the 25 March.

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Westcott Space Innovators is a monthly networking event. Join us on the 25 March for a fantastic presentation from a space industry expert. This month, we will be joined by William Mckinnon who is a Strategy and Engagement Officer at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). He will be providing an update on 5G Testbeds, Trials and providing more information on the DCMS 5G Create Competition. Make sure to register now to avoid missing out. We will also be joined by Dave Happy from Telint, who will be presenting on the 5G RuralDorset Project!

New Speaker!

We are now going to be also joined by Dave Happy, Managing Director of Telint, who will be presenting on the 5G RuralDorset Project! The Dorset project will consist of 4 trials across the county looking at public, social and business uses of improved connectivity using existing, and therefore cost-effective, infrastructure to deliver 5G networks. Part of the project will see the development and testing of a new, low-cost network at the Westcott 5G Step-Out Centre, which can be linked via satellite or fibre, depending on the location of the base station.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Overview:

William Mckinnon is a Strategy and Engagement Officer at the DCMS – part of his role is reaching out to interested stakeholders and briefing them on the programme and encouraging bids if possible.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is responsible for delivering the government’s policy covering arts and culture, communications and media, sport, tourism, building a shared society and digital connectivity.

DCMS, working with UK5G, is running a set of funding competition briefing events in March for the 5G Create Project as part of the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme. Up to £30m will be available in this open competition, aiming to explore and develop new use-cases and sustainable business models for 5G applications and services. We are looking for bids between £250k – £5m. Participants will be briefed on the scope, eligibility and how to make an application for funding. 5G Create is open to all sectors, including: Creative Industries, Utilities (Energy and water), Health and Social Care and Logistics.

5G Rural Dorset Overview:

Coastal public services – using 5G to save lives and enhance safety in coastal areas focusing on incident prevention. Using terrestrial and satellite connectivity, we aim to track critical equipment and pilot advanced search and rescue techniques.

Agri-tech – how connectivity needed by remote farms can be delivered cost-effectively. We will pilot leading-edge agricultural technologies to track crop growth, monitor livestock and reduce water pollution.

Commercial connectivity – new 5G services on the Lulworth Estate and festival site, unlocking potential social and commercial uses from tourism and education to safety.

5G innovation hub – developing Dorset Innovation Park (formerly Winfrith) to allow existing and new businesses to test and develop 5G products and services collaboratively and securely.

Westcott Space Innovators Expert Clinic Sessions

Time: 9am-12pm

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Victoria Christmas from ESA Business Applications will be hosting one-to-one 30 minute sessions from 9am on Wednesday 25 March. Victoria is a bid specialist focusing on business case analysis, bid management, coaching, team building, business process redesign and independent stage reviews. She supports the UK Regional Ambassador Network by providing support and advice on your business case and promoting more compelling proposal submissions to ESA. Click here to register your interest and we will organise your slot and send you a conference call link (Please register by 12pm on Tuesday 24th March). If you have any questions, please contact support@wbic.org.uk


To register for the March Westcott Space Innovators, click here.

Click here to join the Space Innovators Webinar. We will be starting at 2pm.

More Information

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email us at support@wbic.org.uk or call us on 01235 567999.​