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Why Jersey for Digital Businesses

100% 1GB full fibre, point to point network

+ 3 Tier-1 telecoms providers with 4G networks (5G by 2021)

+ 3 IoT Networks LORA + LTE Cat M + NBIoT (M2M), and world class data centres

+ Over 30 daily flights to key UK airports

+ On-Island Digital Academy and digital training programs

+ Government support for sector growth.

+ Robust legal framework for the crypto industry

Why Jersey for Digital Businesses

Digital Island

Ranked 3rd in the World Broadband Speed League 2019 behind Taiwan and Singapore, Jersey was the first jurisdiction in the world to make 100% pure 1GB fibre (FTTP) available to every broadband user. Jersey is proud to say it is the fastest jurisdiction in Europe and the best connected island in the world.

A responsive way of thinking, a connected infrastructure and a drive to make Jersey a dynamic international digital centre have all created outstanding opportunities to grow and accelerate tech business. Let the Island’s entrepreneurial spirit and pro-business government lead you to innovation and growth. Contact us today to find out more.

Digital Island

Sector Growth

+ Over 3000 employed in the digital tech economy

+ Over 100 digital jobs created each year

+ Over 1000 jobs created since 2010

+ Over 400 purely digital businesses established on the Island

+ Dedicated digital start-up support availiable

+ £180 million Digital tech Gross Value Added

 

 

 

Sector Growth

Digital Employment by Activity

 

  • 1% repair or computers and communication equipment
  • 4% information service activities
  • 9% film, TV, video, radio and music
  • 15% software publishing activity
  • 30% telecommunications
  • 41% Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Digital Employment by Activity

Digital Jersey

Jersey’s digital sector is developed and supported by Digital Jersey, the government-backed industry body. Its primary objectives are to support sustainable economic growth in Jersey’s digital sector; to enable a connected, digital society and enhanced quality of life, and to establish Jersey as an internationally well-regarded digital centre. Digital Jersey provides a recognisable face and touchstone for the Island's digital industries, including business support and skills.

Locate Jersey work in partnership with Digital Jersey in attracting and supporting the relocation of digital businesses and successful digital entrepreneurs. With our joint expertise, we can provide advice and guidance on everything from business license applications to work permit requirements for relocating key staff or as well as help to source local employees within the tech industry.

Contact Digital Jersey: info@digital.je or/ +44(0)1534 789333

Digital Jersey

Digital Jersey Hub

The Digital Jersey Hub acts as a centre for the Island's technology community as a co-working, member space. Members can come together to work, learn, share skills and innovate. The facilities include; incubator space, office space (small and open plan with 75 desks), hot desking areas, event space, meeting rooms and a place to network. With a collaborative and energetic environment it is designed so that digital companies and entrepreneurs can thrive and innovate in a modern work space.

Digital Jersey Hub

DJ X Change & Sandbox Jersey

The Digital Jersey Xchange (DJX) is an innovation lab, dedicated as a technology space and research centre focused on the latest innovations. DJX provides a strong launchpad for Jersey as a world-class technology and IoT testbed and is a key tool in Sandbox Jersey.

Sandbox Jersey allows companies and entrepreneurs to visit the Island to test and launch new tech in a campus-like environment, without the high cost and complex legal, government and regulatory barriers. The Island's secure and world-class infrastructure and enclosed environment makes Jersey the ideal testbed.

 

DJ X Change & Sandbox Jersey

Digital Academy

The Digital Academy is an education facility dedicated entirely to the development and training of digital skills. The courses are designed for both school leavers and for ‘mature’ students who want to expand and enhance their existing skills. The Digital Leadership Programme can be full or part-time (alongside an in-work apprenticeship), and there are also part-time courses in coding and other areas of digital development. The programs have been designed by tech industry leaders.

Digital Academy

Barclays Eagle Lab

The Barclays Eagle Lab is designed to grow local businesses' digital technology skills and capabilities and enhance their creativity in an innovative environment. The Lab, which is a partnership project with the Government of Jersey, provides a co-working space and access to high-tech resources at the Jersey Library and is helping to digitally empower local businesses.

Barclays Eagle Lab

“The commitment Jersey has to developing its digital infrastructure and capabilities was also a big draw.”

Chris Jenkins, Managing Director of Tora

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