Established in 2016, the Digital Greenhouse brings together individuals, community and industry to deliver an innovation and entrepreneurial hub, stimulating the growth of the Guernsey economy, with a focus on the digital and creative sectors. Now, five years into the programme, it has grown into a hive of activity, with strong industry collaboration and now delivers over 18 discrete initiatives per year, focused on new and existing business development and inspiring people to innovate and upskill.
In 2021, we welcomed over 10,000 people to the hub, saw over 2,000 people at events, worked with around 300 entrepreneurs, enabled over 300 people to gain new qualifications, collaborated with over 100 established organisations and assisted in the launch of numerous ventures. Our website received over 25,000 visitors and our combined social media reach was over 1 million.
Through our programmes we:
The Digital Greenhouse offers users a dedicated IP feed providing download speeds up to 100mb. This is a synchronised solution which also allows upload speeds up to 100mb.
The managed WiFi solution designed, installed and supported by Sure International. More details can be found by asking a member of the Team or by contacting Sure directly on 01481 700700 or email email@example.com.
Justin Bellinger, Chief Executive, Sure Guernsey said:
The Digital Greenhouse is extremely pleased to be working with First Central Group to deliver Guernsey's Digital Innovators programme. The programme, now in its second year, is designed to deliver a range of exciting opportunities for young people to engage with digital technologies. Working with the expert team from First Central, students are able to get involved in hackathons, workshops and events to develop their skills through real hands-on learning. Following a successful pilot in 2018, the focus of this partnership is to provide a series of events to allow students to develop their digital skills as well as the soft skills required for working in the sector.
John Davison, Chief Information Officer at First Central, said:
Reaching over 140 young people in the first year of operation, the Digital Innovators programme continues to have a positive impact on young people's skills, aspirations and enthusiasm for working in the technology sector. Find out about upcoming events for under 21s through the links below.
Chris Clark, CEO | Prosperity 24/7 said:
“Prosperity 24/7 is incredibly happy to have been able to support, TechMex once more during 2022. Any event that supports a culture of innovation, experimentation, discussion and learning is quite simply, critical in a world where technology is pervasive, yet skills are in short supply.
Anything that we can do jointly with the excellent team at the Digital Greenhouse to support our clients, colleagues and most importantly, our community, is essential to achieve a sustainable economy, for us all."
Peter Zunino, Head of Sales and Marketing, Airtel-Vodafone said:
Keeping pace with fast moving developments in the digital world can be daunting for fledgling businesses. Airtel-Vodafone is delighted to have worked together with the Digital Greenhouse throughout 2021 to help Guernsey’s budding entrepreneurs embrace technology as a key enabler for innovation and change.
Come and take a virtual walk around of the Digital Greenhouse courtesy of Spike Productions.