The Aberdeen City Region is a centre of innovation, with globally renowned research and development. In 2015, there were 4,250 people employed within Digital industries in the region, across 875 businesses.
The Aberdeen City Region Deal supports the delivery of ultrafast fibre connectivity. In turn, this investment will feed a regional data platform from which business, residential and public services can develop innovative applications.
Priority will be given to connecting ultrafast fibre to the business and industrial parks across the region.
While there are obvious connectivity benefits for people and businesses there are also benefits for the ‘Internet of Things’. Key to this will be the deployment of sensors across the region to collate data on traffic flows and environmental issues. Some notable Digital Sector companies in Aberdeen include Lockheed Martin, British Telecom, Caprock, Absoft and Wipro.