Projects to create a ‘living map’ modelling Jersey’s carbon storing capability, integrate drone technology into local emergency services, and install sensors to help reduce residents’ energy bills and evaluate flood risk, are amongst the successful recipients of grants from the first open programme forming part of the Digital Jersey-run Impact Jersey scheme.
The first wave of successful projects, selected following a rigorous assessment process by a panel of independent expert judges, are:
- Air Rescue Channel Islands Limited: Drone Emergency Services
- Andium Homes, supported by IoT CI: Realtime Sensor IoT Project
- William Church Consulting: Jersey’s Journey to Net Zero Carbon Project
Additional successful recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
Read More: Meet the Successful Grant Recipients of Open Programme One
The open grant programme was launched in the summer, offering local innovators the opportunity to be awarded up to £75,000 to develop tech-driven solutions to address one or more of eight strategic priorities: climate change, housing, transport, health, supply chain resilience and skills, as well as productivity in existing sectors and development of new economic sectors.
It forms part of the overarching Impact Jersey scheme, which aims to accelerate and strengthen Jersey’s technology ecosystem to support the Island’s future economy, environmental ambitions and community goals. Through a coordinated series of open grant and challenge programmes, Impact Jersey will over the coming years award up to a total of £20 million, funded by the Government of Jersey.