The NEAA and partners Sunderland City Council, Newcastle University, Vantec, Coventry University, Connected Places Catapult, StreetDrone and Perform Green, have secured funding for a 5G enabled connected and automated logistics (CAL) pilot and proof of concept.
This £4.9m project will receive £2.4m from 5G Create, a £30 million open competition combining British creativity with innovative new uses for 5G, as part of the wider £200 million 5G testbeds and trials programme (5GTT).
The project will deliver a huge stride forward in CAL, proving last-mile delivery for an autonomous HGV up to 40 tonnes on a private road. 5G is essential as it will uniquely enable the removal of the safety driver from the process, allowing remote teleoperations to overcome abnormal situations.
What is 5G CAL?
5G Connected and Automated Logistics (5G CAL) pilot
We are continuously working with local enterprise partnerships and Government to secure funding for the automotive sector and our members that will enable the development of critical assets and infrastructure to support growth for our area.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
The NEAA can help support members gain access to funding to grow your business. Whether you are looking for impartial support or grants for small and medium-sized companies and start-up businesses, if our current Projects can’t support you, we can signpost you to those that can.
As a starting point, we would always recommend businesses check out the North East Growth Hub, which contains a comprehensive directory of access to finance available within the region.
In addition to this, for funding to support innovations projects, please check out KTN opportunities If youre looking for experienced input into your idea, product, service, research or challenge, then KTN can help.
Further funding opportunities can be found at: