Issue details

Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) 5G Innovation Region Bid.

To seek approval for the submission of an application for funding (up to £3.8 million) from the DSIT 5G Innovation Regions fund. The application will be made from NYC and CoY combined with NYC as the lead authority.
DSIT is inviting applications into a £40 million fund for local authorities across the UK to establish themselves as ‘5G Innovation Regions’ (5GIRs).
5GIRs is part of our wider programme to drive 5G adoption, with a focus on key sectors where there is local capability and opportunities. Funding will enable places throughout the UK to unlock opportunities across the digital economy which utilise advanced wireless connectivity.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/08/2023

Decision due: 4 Sep 2023 by Executive Member for Open to Business

Contact: Jon Savage, Project Manager, Technology and Change Email: Email:

Consultation process

Specific consultation on use cases and their deployment will form part of mobilisation and roll out once successful. This will begin in November as per DSIT timescales.


Robert Ling, Director of Transformation, North Yorkshire Council
James Farrar, Chief Operating Officer, York and North Yorkshire LEP



Background papers