Glasgow is set to make £150 million thanks to the millions the Government has invested into the city’s digital infrastructure and open data.
Innovate UK have invested £24 million since 2013 into projects aimed at transforming Glasgow into a world-leading smart city. The projects included an intelligent street lighting demonstrator, which showed how the city could use smarter streetlights to improve lighting quality, reduce energy usage and make maintenance more efficient. There was also an energy efficiency demonstrator pilot scheme. This showed how obtaining increasingly accurate information could help inspire ways to cut emissions, reduce overheads and address issues of fuel poverty.
The projects and returns on investment demonstrated in Glasgow demonstrate that targeted funding can lead to great results and the innovative ways technology and data can be used to make a tangible difference to peoples lives.