Connected Places Catapult is pleased to be working with True Altitude to deliver the MK5G Accelerator, part of the MK5G testbed, which is now open for applications.

The MK:5G Accelerator is in partnership with the Milton Keynes Council, funded by its collaborating partners and the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) via its Local Growth Fund programme. Partners include BTHuaweiCityFibreTechMahindra, the Open UniversitySatellite Applications Catapult .

We are seeking start-ups and SMEs who are developing technology which address the following challenges with 5G-enabled technologies:

Mobility Data – Leverage real-time data and advanced analytics to increase sustainability,  efficiency and resilience of the transport system and reduce costs, improve traveller satisfaction and improve air quality;
Health & Wellbeing – Increase the quality of care or the number of individuals that can be monitored, supported, diagnosed or treated outside of medical facilities;
Low Carbon Energy – Accelerate mass uptake of low-carbon energy solutions by the wider population; helping to reach ambitious carbon reduction targets
Energy Data – Capture more detailed data relating to energy usage to prioritise innovative  energy saving measures to implement in residential, commercial or industrial buildings, such that energy reduction is optimised.

The programme will run from November 2020 to March 2021. 10 shortlisted companies can expect a highly tailored innovation programme, including;

  • Solution testing at the MK:5G facility & tailored technical support for testbed deployment
  • Bespoke business coaching & growth planning
  • 1-to-1s with the MK:5G consortium
  • Investment readiness support and investor introductions from experts at True Altitude
  • Customer introductions and pitch events with key industry stakeholders

Please feel free to register for our webinar this Friday 2nd October from 9.30am – 11am for more information.

Applicants do not need to be based in Milton Keynes to be eligible, and all programme activity will take place virtually. To apply, click here and submit your application by midnight on the 8th October.