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Smart Islands initiative recognised in government Industrial Strategy

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is delighted to announce the inclusion of the Smart Islands programme within the government’s Industrial Strategy, which was published on 27 November 2017.

The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s plans to build for the future and how they will help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs with investment in the skills, industries and infrastructure of the future.

The Smart Islands programme has been given special recognition for its focus on providing savings for residents and businesses and for demonstrating that innovation can be driven from even the smallest communities and is not confined to the UK’s cities. Scilly’s programme is one of just a handful to be featured as exemplar case studies within the strategy.

Read the Council's full announcement at the following link:

Smart Islands initiative recognised in government Industrial Strategy

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Hitachi to develop innovative IoT platform in Isles of Scilly

Smart Islands partner, Hitachi Europe Ltd., has today announced that it will develop and deploy an innovative IoT (Internet of Things) platform on the Isles of Scilly, demonstrating how an individual community can build a replicable and scalable model to rapidly transition from being carbon intensive to a low carbon community. Hitachi Europe will take part in a £10.8m project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund to unlock and balance renewable energy generation, making 100 homes more energy efficient and supporting 200 businesses in Isles of Scilly and in Cornwall, whilst reducing fuel poverty through the use of innovative technologies.

Read Hitachi's full announcement at the following link:

Hitachi to develop an innovative IoT platform in Isles of Scilly

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