University of Surrey
The 5G Innovation Centre
UKRPIF award: £11.6 million
Officially opened: September 2015
The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is the UK’s largest academic 5G wireless communications infrastructure research centre and home to the world’s largest 5G testbed.
The centre supports collaborative research undertaken by academics and industry, with facilities that the world's leading open and independent testbed covering 4km2, providing indoor and outdoor environments for broadband mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) award, which funded construction of the centre, was double-match funded by leading international communications firms such as Vodafone, Telefonica, Huawei, Fujitsu and Samsung. Since opening, the 5GIC has attracted further national and international investors and partners from both the public and private sectors.
Since opening, the 5GIC has attracted a high number of additional national and international partners from the public and private sectors.
- Interim UKRPIF evaluation case study: 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC)