Airdrie-based company secures £ 500,000 to create 12 green jobs

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A North Lanarkshire company to create 12 new full-time positions in 2022 as part of £ 500,000 green jobs funding through Scottish Enterprise.

Autonomous iOt will create jobs while establishing a research and development center as a base to develop and expand its products.

The Airdrie-based company, founded in 2019, is committed to fighting climate change through research, development and manufacturing of products powered by the sun and wind.

Its versatile 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, said: “I am delighted that Scottish Enterprise has recognized our value to the Scottish economy, which will help us accelerate our ambitions.

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

Funding can be done through the Green Jobs Call, which is part of the Scottish Government’s £ 100million Green Jobs Fund.

Companies that applied for funding had to demonstrate that they would 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. “

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