SONIC Labs: Technology Access Programme

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Gain access to technical guidance, development and commercialisation support

Applications are currently open for the SONIC (SmartRAN Open Network Interoperability Centre) Labs Technology Access Programme.

This 8-month structured programme aims to facilitate experimentation, unlock innovation and help accelerate the adoption of Open RAN technology in the UK industry. 

Developed by Digital Catapult in collaboration with Ofcom, the programme is funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology as part of their 5G Diversification Strategy.

The next tranche of the SONIC Labs programme will run from June 2024 to January 2025.

Participating companies will be supported to build solutions to accelerate the diversification and adoption of Open RAN products in the UK market. They will also carry out their own research to develop and implement solutions and algorithms relevant the two Open RAN energy efficiencies challenges.

Who is this for?

This programme is designed for UK operating startups, SMEs, and companies who want to demonstrate that they have developed a viable energy efficiency product for their business and the industry. 

Find out more about the SONIC Labs: Technology Access Programme.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Friday 22 March 2024.

First published 21 March 2024