The Scotland 5G Centre has announced that its Innovation Hub will open in Dundee in May.
The hub will become part of a £4 million national network, supporting research and development on enabling technologies for applications where mobile technology plays a key role. The centre said this includes healthcare and combating cyber crime.
The hub will enable government bodies, academia and industry work on various initiatives.
It will also align with work by Dundee City Council, in partnership with Scottish Futures Trust and Abertay University, to create a 5G Testbed within Dundee Central Waterfront, which will provide infrastructure to support the hub.
A total of £2 million of funding has also been ringfenced within the Tay Cities Deal – a partnership involving the Scottish and UK governments – to support the delivery and demonstration of 5G use cases.
Networks to flourish
Paul Coffey, CEO at The Scotland 5G Centre, said: “Dundee has a proud track record of partnership working with established tech networks to enable the city to flourish.
“The local team at the 5G innovation hub will support organisations, networks and communities to get involved in the acceleration of 5G deployment at an earlier stage. We will work closely with the city’s games industry to enable organisations to harness the many opportunities that 5G offers, such as truly simultaneous game play.”
Image: Dundee Central Waterfront from Perspective Communications