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Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator

The Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator (DCIA) Pilot is an open competition, run by DCMS from HM Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund and supported by DfT. DCIA will allocate up to £4 million of funding to pilots which support the implementation of digital asset management solutions for mapping and brokerage of publicly owned assets for use in the rollout of wireless communication networks.

Objectives of the Pilot competition:

  • Local or Regional Authority led project teams will work with digital asset management platform providers and wireless infrastructure providers to test the process required to digitise elements of the site acquisition process.
  • Pilots will build evidence of whether the use of a digital asset management platform enables more efficient industry access to public sector assets and whether it encourages deployment of infrastructure in the region.
  • The potential commercial models and economic viability of running a digital asset management platform from a Local or Regional Authority will be tested, including a clear understanding of business and operational models that recognise constraints in affordability for both public sector asset owners and telecommunication infrastructure providers.
  • Increase the development of Regional Authority and Local Authority expertise and reach an understanding of what resource is required to expedite telecommunications infrastructure deployment. This should include an assessment of the resources required internally to support the deployment of telecommunications infrastructure through this pilot including asset data discovery and management, whether provided in-house or in-sourced from a rich ecosystem of professional service providers (preferably from but not exclusive to local SMEs).
  • Demonstrate the application of a digital asset management mapping platform across a diverse range of geographies (urban, suburban, rural) and socio-economic profiles (industrial, agricultural, leisure, business or residential etc).
  • Demonstrate that the platform has been tested with multiple asset types (e.g. local authority owned land, buildings and streetlights).

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Location: UK

Value: £400-£500k projects

Deadline: 18 Nov 2021

Date Added: 14 Sept 2021

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Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator - FCS Associates

Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator

The Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator (DCIA) Pilot is an open competition, run by DCMS from HM Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund and supported by DfT. DCIA will allocate up to £4 million of funding to pilots which support the implementation of digital asset management solutions for mapping and brokerage of publicly owned assets for use in the rollout of wireless communication networks.

Objectives of the Pilot competition:

  • Local or Regional Authority led project teams will work with digital asset management platform providers and wireless infrastructure providers to test the process required to digitise elements of the site acquisition process.
  • Pilots will build evidence of whether the use of a digital asset management platform enables more efficient industry access to public sector assets and whether it encourages deployment of infrastructure in the region.
  • The potential commercial models and economic viability of running a digital asset management platform from a Local or Regional Authority will be tested, including a clear understanding of business and operational models that recognise constraints in affordability for both public sector asset owners and telecommunication infrastructure providers.
  • Increase the development of Regional Authority and Local Authority expertise and reach an understanding of what resource is required to expedite telecommunications infrastructure deployment. This should include an assessment of the resources required internally to support the deployment of telecommunications infrastructure through this pilot including asset data discovery and management, whether provided in-house or in-sourced from a rich ecosystem of professional service providers (preferably from but not exclusive to local SMEs).
  • Demonstrate the application of a digital asset management mapping platform across a diverse range of geographies (urban, suburban, rural) and socio-economic profiles (industrial, agricultural, leisure, business or residential etc).
  • Demonstrate that the platform has been tested with multiple asset types (e.g. local authority owned land, buildings and streetlights).

Click here to find out more. 

Location: UK

Value: £400-£500k projects

Deadline: 18 Nov 2021

Date Added: 14 Sept 2021

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants