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Funding approved for a Digital Jersey project

Credit: Digital Jersey

The States of Jersey have approved £449,000 of funding for a Digital Jersey project.

The funds will be used to set up an 'Internet of Things (IoT) Lab', to promote the growth of the digital sector in Jersey.

The IoT Lab is designed to help start-ups and the telecomes industry to develop new products and services to solve local problems and attract inward investment to Jersey as a "technology testbed".

Assistant Minister, Deputy Scott Wickenden said this investment from the States would create opportunities for innovative product development.

The global growth of IoT presents significant opportunities for Jersey but we will need to invest in promoting and fostering the sector if we are to see a strong local IoT presence. By funding Digital Jersey to establish a dedicated IoT Lab, Government is showing its commitment to achieving this goal.

– Deputy Scott Wickenden

CEO of Digital Jersey, Tony Moretta said the company were excited to turn digital sector ideas into commercial ventures for Jersey.

We are delighted to be given the go ahead to create a facility that will offer a focal point for businesses to collaborate and share resources, apply research to real-life scenarios, and turn IoT ideas into commercial ventures.

The IoT Lab will offer access to world-leading internet speeds, a data platform for analysing large data sets collected from IoT sensors around Jersey, and communal workshop space for building and testing IoT devices.

– Tony Moretta, Digital Jersey

Digital Jersey believes that the IoT Lab will complement existing digital spaces on the island to advertise Jersey as a marketable digital business centre, both on and off island.

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