A new Digital Innovation Centre showcasing the latest in augmented and virtual reality and 5G-related innovations will be created at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Worksop Turbine centre.
The centre will benefit from £592,000 from D2N2’s Getting Building Fund allocation which will be used to comprehensively upgrade the existing digital IT infrastructure of the centre, boosting the productivity of the more than 40 businesses already on site, and creating new high-skilled jobs.
The project is one of ten across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire which has received funding from D2N2’s £44 million share of the government’s £900 million Getting Building Fund.
The programme of investment is being used to improve digital infrastructure; support skills and career opportunities; and the transition to a low carbon economy to drive economic growth following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
With funding secured, work has now started to refurbish the building and create the space to showcase the county’s latest innovations in augmented and virtual reality as well as providing businesses with space to trial and develop their own innovations using 5G related technologies.
Working with local schools and colleges the Digital Innovation Centre will also provide access to the latest technology to inspire the next generation of local innovators.
The investment into the Digital Innovation Centre is just the latest capital investment D2N2 has made in Worksop and follows investments into the redevelopment of the Vesuvius site and the Middletons Business Hub, supported via D2N2s Local Growth Fund.