Dunfermline Tech Company Win Tay Cities Deal Tay5G Funding
Digiflec, a Dunfermline based tech company, have become one of four successful applicants to win The Tay Cities Deal Tay5G Challenge Fund, a UK-wide grant funding opportunity worth £450,000. The funding awarded for innovative projects and services which use 5G communication technology, and will be used by Digiflec in the development of smart, real-time traffic and people monitoring and management systems.
The Tay Cities Deal is a partnership between the UK and Scottish governments along with public and private organisations across Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross that together will invest up to £700 million in projects promoting sustainable and inclusive prosperity for the region. The Challenge Fund, in collaboration with the Scotland 5G Centre and industry partners, aims to accelerate the development of innovative projects utilising the power of 5G technology.
During the project, which will finish at the end of March, 2024, Digiflec will create two Smart urban areas monitored by their CiiM (Connected Intelligent Infrastructure Monitoring) systems. CiiM gathers inherently anonymous, and therefore GDPR-compliant, data using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) equipment. Digiflec have over fifteen years of experience working with LiDAR technology, and the first city centre based CiiM system is installed in Dunfermline City.
CiiM gathers data about how an area is used by vehicles, pedestrians and active travellers and has implications for the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart City applications, effective urban design and the development of Smart urban areas.
This innovative approach to smart city development promises to have a positive impact, improving both urban living and sustainability. Digiflec are excited to be involved at this early stage in the journey towards creating Smart Scottish Cities.
Julie Craik, Dundee City Council, says ‘It is incredibly exciting to be working with such an innovative company as Digiflec and they are based right here in Tay Cities region. Their solutions provide vital insight and data. This means that everything from buildings to whole cities can engage with the very best approaches to managing people and traffic flows and beyond and deliver the best and most efficient experiences.’
Steven Gillan, Digiflec Company Director says ‘I’m absolutely delighted that Digiflec emerged as one of the four companies to win a portion of the Tay Cities Deal Tay5G Challenge Fund. This is about more than just funding, it’s about pioneering the future with 5G communication technology. Digiflec are on a mission to redefine urban living with real-time monitoring, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the evolution of Scottish smart cities.’