Milwaukee Business Journal – To develop resources and encourage areas of education in new digital technologies, the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. is forming an internet of things council that will serve all of Wisconsin.

Internet of things, or IoT, technology involves internet connection to certain devices for remote and wireless control and monitoring, as well as data extraction.

“Products are going to be smart,” Checolinski said. “So how do we become an industry leader in IoT? We want to organize Wisconsin’s industry and base the IoT space in Sheboygan and build a leadership of companies across the state.”

The IoT council is one of several initiatives being operated inside the FreshTech Innovation District, a designated, half-mile urban technology park for innovation being built in Sheboygan. The SCEDC, in coordination with the city of Sheboygan, has already formed an Innovation Task Force comprising representatives of local organizations to implement ideas that originated from the FreshTech Innovation Summit, a recent event that pulled suggestions from workers and company leaders on what they feel is important to attract and retain professionals and also grow innovation and entrepreneurship in the county.

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