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Funding programme and call

In 2019, the state capital of Kiel, together with the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, successfully participated in the first call for applications in the "5G Innovation Competition within the framework of the 5x5G Strategy" of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Funding is provided in a
In the first phase until June 2020, the concept development of an innovative 5G project (BMVI funding 100 thousand euros). If successful, the BMVI will provide funding of approx. 4 million euros for its implementation in the coming years.

The Förde 5G project phases

Phase 1 (concept phase): Development of a project in a regional partnership with organisational, technical and economic sub-areas to test applications of 5G mobile radio in the area of the Kiel inner fjord. End of the concept phase 30.06.2020. Phase 2 (implementation phase): The concept will be evaluated by a jury of the BMVI and the BMVI may or may not recommend its implementation. The decision will be made in autumn 2020 and implementation of the project concept developed in phase 1 will then begin at the beginning of 2021.

Förde 5G Project contents

The main focus of the implementation is the testing of 5G mobile radio applications in the field of maritime transport, and here in particular in the operation of first partially autonomous and later fully autonomous passenger ferries. Other possible uses of 5G infrastructure, e.g. for local industry and port logistics, are also to be tested.