Applications are now closed
5PRING has launched the 5G smart manufacturing programme looking for innovators with the advanced digital technology solutions with applications in the manufacturing space.
This programme is launched in partnership with BAM Nuttall
, a leading infrastructure provider in the UK and part of Royal BAM Group employing 20000 people globally with an annual turnover of £7 billion; Attocore
, developers of ultra-mobile core network software technology; Building and Research Establishment (BRE)
, a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure; Make UK
, represents manufacturers in the United Kingdom and stimulates success for manufacturing businesses; AE Aerospace
, a world-class supplier of high-quality precision machined components to the aerospace, marine, defence and advanced engineering markets; BAE Systems
, a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company; CELSA Group™,
one of the leading European multinationals in long steel products, the most diversified and vertically integrated; DENSO
, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components found in almost all vehicles around the globe.
BAM Nuttall and 5G-AMC2
BAM Nuttall is a leading infrastructure provider in the UK and part of Royal BAM Group employing 20000 people globally with an annual turnover of £7 billion, undertaking a range of civil engineering activities for large and small scale projects. BAM Nuttall was founded over 150 years ago and delivers exceptional engineering and construction experiences. Their purpose is to create sustainable environments that enhance people’s lives.
BAM Nuttall leads a consortium with Attocore and Building and Research Establishment (BRE); participating in a 5G trial looking at the way people can improve their lives and build back better after the pandemic, funded by DCMS. The project will run under the name 5G-AMC2 (Accelerate, Maximise and Create for Construction) and will set up a stand alone private 5G network on the N77 band at BAMs regional office in Kilsyth and at a construction project in Shetland. The project will explore and develop how the industry can leverage 5G and other advanced digital technologies to maximise productivity.
The Kilsyth location is a BAM owned site with offices, plant workshop and storage yard offering a testbed with various physical environments. The Shetland site is a live, rural construction site and deployed solutions will need to be approved by our construction client, SSE.
AE Aerospace is a world-class supplier of high-quality precision machined components to the aerospace, marine, defence and advanced engineering markets. Based in Birmingham in the West Midlands, the business has established a reputation for cost effective, high quality products delivered on time. The company has a large network of OEM customers and suppliers giving it a strong foundation for continuous growth. AE Aerospace will be the first UK SME to deploy a 5G private network and will work together with WM5G on three use cases set to drive forward the future of manufacturing in the region.
At BAE Systems Air, we have a long and proud heritage in the development, manufacture, upgrade and support of world-leading combat and fast jet trainer aircraft. We operate across the globe, in multiple markets to support our customers – wherever, whenever and whatever their challenges may be. We support them across the whole life cycle of the air sector – from design, development and production, through to provision of aircraft, training, support and maintenance. To achieve this, we collaborate with partners large and small, from within and beyond the defence sector both from the UK and around the globe.
BAE Systems is at the forefront of UK research into Industry 4.0 and the digital technologies needed to make it happen. These technologies will be essential to improve productivity, which the UK needs to do to remain competitive. With our pedigree in complex manufacturing, we are researching and developing our own smart factory vision. Vital to this is the ability to capture manufacturing data from the start of the process right the way through to completion. With this we can spot inefficiencies and maximise available resources, both time and materials. This data will also reduce non-recurring cost, tracking each component in the production system to identify and fix faults early and optimise our ability to deliver.
For this open call we are looking for innovators with the advanced digital technology solutions for the following use cases:
- Plant Operations
- Site / Factory Monitoring
Organisations with 5G-enabled solutions that leverage capabilities such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and edge computing are strongly encouraged to apply.