Two new 5G hubs for Scotland

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has announced plans to expand its S5GConnect Programme by building two 5G innovation hubs in Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.

The first new hub in Aberdeen will be created in partnership with Opportunity North East and be based at the ONE Tech Hub located in the former Robert Gordon University (RGU) administration building in the Schoolhill area of the city (pictured below). ONE Tech Hub also hosts Barclays Eagle Lab, Censis, CodeBase, the Datalab and RGU.

Alongside this, HALO Kilmarnock will be the lead partner of the North Ayrshire-based hub that will be hosted in The HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre at The HALO Digital & Cyber Innovation Park. HALO Kilmarnock is a £63m brownfield urban regeneration project on a 23-acre site, formerly the home of Johnnie Walker, the world’s leading Scotch whisky.

The expansion of the S5GConnect Programme will create the fourth and fifth hub sites in Scotland, with the centre having already begun to build hubs in Forth Valley, Dundee and Dumfries.

According to S5GC, the new hubs will “support economic growth through the deployment and adoption of 5G technology” and will be backed by a £4m investment from the Scottish government.

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