There are over 30 businesses in the Flats dedicated to developing innovative new products, services, or technologies, including businesses in the digital entertainment, life sciences, and clean technology sectors. These have the capacity to contribute to the future of the Flats not only through the development of new technologies, products, and services for improving our environments and our lives, but also through attracting similarly innovative businesses to an area of increasing intellectual capital.  

For every person, there are now more than two electronic devices connected to a digital network, from sensors that measure air quality to home automation systems that allow you to adjust the temperature of your home remotely. Many of these technologies are referred to as smart city technologies, but there are a number of other innovations contributing to the development of smarter, more efficient, and more connected cities. These include social networks that serve to connect the individuals of a community or business cluster, the physical digital infrastructure such as fibre connectivity that allows for greater digital bandwidth, and sensor solutions that are used to track information, analyze the data, and respond accordingly.



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