Competition closes: Wednesday 2 December 2020 11:00am

5G enabled road and rail transport trials, round two






West Midlands 5G (WM5G) will work in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) through Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).

Together they will invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve traveller experience. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will manage the competition process.

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WM5G & TfWM Consultations

Consultations are being offered by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) & West Midlands 5G (WM5G).

These can be booked via the link below. For any problems please contact

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Letter of support

As part of the bidding process you are required to provide a letter of support from Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).  After agreeing the support you require verbally with TfWM, please complete the letter template below.  TfWM will use this information to confirm their understanding of your discussions and to generate your letter of support.

The letter of support is a competition requirement and needs to be sent by the consortium directly to Chris Lane at TfWM for reviewing and signing.

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Briefing Events

KTN held online briefings for this event in September 2020. View the recordings at the links below.

Briefing, 9th September
Briefing, 15th September

Mobile Network Operator Contacts


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Additional Information

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