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Do you want to help the Out for the Count project crowd-source election data on 5 May?

28 April, 2016 - 16:15

The Out for the Count project (an ODI Showcase), led by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and Democracy Club, is building a results tracker for the 5 May local elections.  It involves crowd-sourcing the data as it comes in on election night, working with local government and active citizens. The team need volunteers to act as […]

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Come to an event presenting findings from the SoLa smart energy project

28 April, 2016 - 15:47

SoLa Bristol, a £2.8 million project led by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and undertaken in partnership with Siemens, Bristol City Council, University of Bath and Knowle West Media Centre, was completed in January 2016. In the previous three years, we trialled battery storage, demand response and DC networks alongside solar PV in homes, schools and […]

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Bristol University’s High Performance Network Group Receive Prestigious IEEE Award for Software Defined Networks

27 April, 2016 - 11:48

IEEE Communication Society announced that three members of High Performance Network Group from University of Bristol; Mr Mayur Channegowda, Dr Reza Nejabati and Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou have been selected as winners of the prestigious IEEE Communications Society Charles Kao Award 2016 in recognition to their pioneering work in Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This prestigious accolade has been given to […]

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Open Data at Bristol City Council – supplier engagement event

27 April, 2016 - 11:43

Bristol City Council is seeking to procure a permanent City Open Data solution, having trialled the use of an Open Data Platform following the city’s success as runner-up in Innovate UK’s Future City Demonstrator competition in 2013. The supplier engagement session will take place at Armada House in central Bristol, 2pm to 4pm, Thursday 12th May. Those […]

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5G is not just about smartphones

25 April, 2016 - 10:15

In a not so far future, almost every object you can think of will be connected to the internet. In November 2015, the technology consulting firm Gartner forecasted that more than 6 billion connecting devices will be of daily use in 2016, a 30% increase from last year. The number will grow exponentially by 2020, […]

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Book your place at our next Open Data Challenge!

21 April, 2016 - 13:54

Booking is now open for our next Bristol Open Data Challenge, which has the theme ‘A Cleaner, Leaner Bristol’: How can we use data to help create a city that has better air quality, and has fewer single-occupancy vehicles guzzling gas and contributing to congestion? A free one-day hackathon type event, with a £100 cash prize […]

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Digital Bristol Week Is Back! 9 – 15 May. Tickets Now Online.

20 April, 2016 - 12:00

There’s never been a better time to be a digital creative in Bristol…. Develop your storytelling and mobile production skills   Discover some great new development tools for your next big idea Discuss the production challenges of Ultra High Definition and find out how to author content for the extraordinary Bristol Data Dome in the […]

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Come to creating content for the Data Dome – BBC Digital Bristol Week

18 April, 2016 - 01:00

BBC Digital Bristol Week 2016 invites creative professionals to an evening workshop and networking event looking at sharing skills, experience and tools in creating content for the Data Dome / Planetaria and exploring ideas for future content and uses.  The event includes the first time BBC’s 360 degree natural history footage has been shown in the Data Dome, […]

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How digital is the UK? and why it needs projects like Bristol Is Open

13 April, 2016 - 11:57

What is UK’s digital profile? New data from the European Commission sheds light on the state of British’ digital economy. The 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a composite indicator that summarises relevant indicators on EU member states digital competitiveness, highlighted the strengths and weakness of the UK’ s digital scene. […]

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Have your say on Government policy on Smart Cities and Driverless Cars

8 April, 2016 - 09:37

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is examining UK Governments policy on Smart Cities and Driverless Cars. The Committee has published short statements from the Government highlighting the policy and evidence base in these areas and is now inviting comments and input from interested parties through an online discussion. You can access the […]

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Free interactive workshop – Citizen Sensing in damp homes

4 April, 2016 - 17:10

Over the last few months, Knowle West Media Centre, artists and communities across Bristol have been exploring city issues that could be addressed using sensor technologies. The issue that has gained most momentum is tackling damp in homes. Join Knowle West Media Centre for a workshop at Barton Hill Settlement to delve deeper into the issue and start […]

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The Internet of Things – the latest tech revolution

31 March, 2016 - 09:06

Last month I spoke at the IoT Expo at London’s Kensington Olympia. I thought I would share some thoughts from this event as IoT is an area which is really starting to grow rapidly in Bristol. But first, “what is the Internet of Things?” I hear you say. Currently people connect to people through the […]

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Bristol named as friendliest City to live in

23 March, 2016 - 14:08

Bristol, already recognised as the best place to live in Britain, has also been named the Country’s Friendliest City in a Coop survey of 4000 people across 19 UK Cities. The survey examined the number of good deeds done in each of the Cities assessed and found that Bristol came out on top, with young […]

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“You may not find exactly what you want, but you’ll end up somewhere interesting, and we’ll have fun on the way…”

23 March, 2016 - 13:24

“Get involved with our digital collections – you may not find exactly what you want, but you’ll end up somewhere interesting, and we’ll have fun on the way”. Inspiration and opportunity from Mahendra Mahey of British Library Labs. It is unexpected to attend a talk about open data that includes a reference to the 1980’s […]

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Introducing the YouDecide app – engaging citizens in new ways

15 March, 2016 - 14:12

You Decide is a free digital tool that makes it easier for people to have a say in the decisions that affect them. It has been developed by Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and Toshiba Communications Research unit, in collaboration with Bristol City Council, through the IES Cities (Internet Enabled Services) project funded by the […]

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Take a look at Nissan’s view of integrated Future City mobility

8 March, 2016 - 16:34

Nissan have worked up a video demonstrating their vision for how future urban mobility will integrate with domestic energy supply, demand side management, and renewable generation. There are plenty of parallels here to the REPLICATE project which Bristol will be working with Florence and San Sebastian to deliver. Maybe we are traveling in the right […]

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Help the Office of National Statistics test their new user questionnaires? They will be here in Bristol on Thursday if you can.

7 March, 2016 - 10:55

ONS is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics. They collect information from the public and businesses to paint a picture of how we all live and to understand our economy. Up until now they have mainly collected this information using paper questionnaires and speaking to people in their homes. The public and businesses […]

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More choice for Bristol businesses seeking pure fibre

2 March, 2016 - 15:34

More choice comes to Bristol businesses looking for world class fibre internet connectivity in the shape of CityFibre’s announcement that Bristol is to become their latest Gigabit City.   CityFibre has partnered with Triangle Networks, a long standing West of England ISP, to offer the benefits of CityFibre’s 82km Gigabit City network.  They’re asking Bristol businesses to […]

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Help ODI and DCMS understand how to develop the mapping that relates to our Telecoms and Digital infrastructure

2 March, 2016 - 11:07

The Open Data Institute (ODI)  is working with Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to understand how to better develop the mapping that relates to our Telecoms & Digital Infrastructure. This workshop is part of a short project for DCMS to understand uses for open data that describe the UK’s public sector telecommunications and digital […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Technologies “Flourishing” in the West

1 March, 2016 - 11:05

The Bristol region’s reputation for Autonomous Vehicle is going from strength to strength with the recent announcement of the FLOURISH consortium as a winner of an Innovate UK Connected & Autonomous Vehicle competition . The three-year project, worth £5.5 million, seeks to develop products and services that maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) for users and transport authorities. […]

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