Lanarkshire green products pioneer to create dozen jobs after financial boost


Autonomous iOt, based in Airdrie, is also establishing a research and development center as a base for developing and expanding its products.

The company, which won the Scottish Government’s green jobs funding through Scottish Enterprise, said it is committed to tackling climate change through research, development and manufacture of renewable energy products ” responsible for the environment ‘powered by the sun and the wind.

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The company’s smart lighting platform has already been purchased and installed across the UK by public housing authorities, councils and private sector companies.

Bobby Kane, Managing Director of Autonomous iOt: “Autonomous iOt passed its weight throughout its early childhood.”

Managing Director Bobby Kane said: “Autonomous iOt has exceeded its weight throughout its infancy, so I am delighted that Scottish Enterprise has recognized our value to the Scottish economy, which will help us accelerate our ambitions. Now is the time – we are helping to build Scotland’s future.

“To accelerate ideas into commercial products, it takes a combination of seasoned veterans and graduates right out of college, which underlines our culture – everyone’s ideas matter,” he added.

“Working alongside academic think tanks and like-minded supply chain partners gives us the catalyst for success which, with this invaluable support from Scottish Enterprise’s Green Jobs Funding, will help Autonomous iOt grow its contribution. both to the Scottish economy and to the fight against climate change. . “

The funding award was made through Scottish Enterprise’s Green Jobs Call, which is part of the Scottish Government’s £ 100million Green Jobs Fund. Grants ranging from £ 50,000 to £ 500,000 have been made available through the call.

Companies applying for funding are required to demonstrate that they will create or preserve jobs directly related to the transition to net zero or minimize environmental impacts by developing sustainable, low-carbon products or services.

Jane Martin, Managing Director of Business Consulting and Services at Scottish Enterprise, said: “The Green Jobs Call has been specially designed to support innovative companies like Autonomous iOt, which help create new, quality green jobs that will improve environment and help drive Scotland’s transition to net zero.

“The wide range of projects supported by the call for green jobs highlights the increasingly innovative approaches taken by companies to tackle the climate emergency. Green economic growth is a long-standing area of ​​interest for Scottish Enterprise and a competitive advantage for Scotland internationally.

It recently emerged that over 750 green jobs need to be created and saved with nearly £ 11million in funding from Scottish Enterprise which will benefit more than 40 companies.

The Economic Development Agency revealed that £ 10.7million has been approved for 43 projects involving a total capital investment of £ 61.6million.

Grant recipients include Urban Foresight, a Dundee-based sustainable cities consultancy, which is investing £ 2.6million in expanding its consulting teams focused on electric vehicle charging, new mobility services , net zero economic development, digital infrastructure and local public services. , supported by a grant of £ 400,000.

Director Rachel Beeton said: “We are delighted to grow and proud to strengthen local services and infrastructure across Scotland. “

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