Maltese company J2 Group has set up shop in Xewkija’s Gozo Innovation Hub to research the “dimensions of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, productivity and efficiency, and augmented reality”.
A memorandum of understanding was signed today between the Ministry for Gozo, MCAST, Malta Enterprise and Malta Industrial Parks that will see J2 Group conduct research and development and pilot projects “to implement this technology and may give substantial contributions to many areas including health, tourism, traffic, supply-chain management and logistics”.
“As part of the government’s commitment, the Xewkija Industrial Estate has been revitalised and now provides attractive spaces for emerging knowledge companies,” Economy Minister Chris Cardona said. “The new Gozo Innovation Hub spread over 4,000 m2 at the former Malta Dairy Products site, will serve as another prestigious address for digital innovation.”
Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo emphasized the importance of technological developments, also stressing that tomorrow’s workforce must be prepared with the necessary digital skills. Bartolo went on to say that lifelong learning is of utmost importance to address the skills gaps that has been created by digital proficiency.
Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana stated the government envisioned to turn Gozo into a major contributor to the national economy and create good quality jobs.