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Autonomous air drone racing arrives at Bristol UWE

14 February, 2017 - 09:58

UWE and MAAXX Robot Air Races hosted a new event for the Bristol city region last weekend (11-12 February) – autonomous air drone racing. Anybody could bring along a drone to fly, but on the race circuit it had to be able to automatically pilot itself.  The circuit consisted of a red line which the autonomous drones used […]

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Cyber Security Workshop for current Year 9 and 11 learners

9 February, 2017 - 15:32

Come along and enjoy this FREE cyber workshop. Activities will focus on using digital technologies in real life scenarios, including how they are utilised to fight crime. The session will end with a cyber team challenge. Register now on the workshop webpage.

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Bristol hosts first General Assembly meeting for the REPLICATE project

9 February, 2017 - 12:51

The REPLICATE project team hosted a successful General Assembly meeting in Bristol last week. The two-day meeting was a chance for Bristol City Council to bring together partners from the REPLICATE project consortia to learn from each other and help bring the five-year project to life. Those attending represented a number of organisations from participating […]

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Visit The REPLICATE project website and receive the newsletter

7 February, 2017 - 09:59

Over the next few years, people in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill could trial new technologies to help them save energy and money, and explore new ways of travelling around, as part of the REPLICATE project. The REPLICATE project website in Bristol is now live and has opportunities for people living in the area to get […]

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Nesta launched Innovation Competition for young people aged 11-16

2 February, 2017 - 13:29

The Longitude Explorer Prize is a youth-focused challenge for secondary school pupils aged 11-16, which aims to provide a practical education opportunity focused on developing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills through the mechanism of an award. The prize is awarded to the best web-enabled technology designed to help improve health and wellbeing in the […]

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Find out more about Flourish project

1 February, 2017 - 14:02

The Flourish project is an exciting Connected & Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) project based out of the West of England region. It will be investigating different aspects of CAVs including how they can help meet the needs of older people, how they will communicate safely and securely, how they will interact with city infrastructure and how Artificial […]

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Citizen-led housing Hack Day at KWMC

30 January, 2017 - 10:37

Interested in working with others to explore new approaches to housing that will support communities to live better together? Join Knowle West Media Centre on Saturday 4th Feb for a Hack Day to find and explore data that could be used to uncover information about land ownership, existing infrastructure and other issues that will help in […]

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Citizen-led housing Hack Day at KWMC

30 January, 2017 - 10:37

Interested in working with others to explore new approaches to housing that will support communities to live better together? Join Knowle West Media Centre on Saturday 4th Feb for a Hack Day to find and explore data that could be used to uncover information about land ownership, existing infrastructure and other issues that will help […]

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Bristol project awarded Green Digital Charter Award

26 January, 2017 - 15:16

A Bristol pilot project which explores how smart technology can directly benefit city residents has been recognised at the European-wide Green Digital Charter Awards. The project, called REPLICATE, is led by Bristol City Council and aims to help people save energy, rethink transport choices and use infrastructure in new ways. The five-year project will look […]

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Bristol project awarded Green Digital Charter Award

26 January, 2017 - 15:16

A Bristol pilot project which explores how smart technology can directly benefit city residents has been recognised at the European-wide Green Digital Charter Awards. The project, called REPLICATE, is led by Bristol City Council and aims to help people save energy, rethink transport choices and use infrastructure in new ways. The five-year project will look […]

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Free Webinar: IoT Asia – Landscape and Opportunities for IoT solution providers

25 January, 2017 - 09:37

IoT Asia (29-30 March 2017) is a key industry platform for governments, industry and technology leaders to foster closer partnerships and in turn create opportunities for the public and private sectors to embrace the Internet of Things. In this video Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, minister for foreign affairs & minister-in-charge of Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative, explains […]

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Free Webinar: IoT Asia – Landscape and Opportunities for IoT solution providers

25 January, 2017 - 09:37

IoT Asia (29-30 March 2017) is a key industry platform for governments, industry and technology leaders to foster closer partnerships and in turn create opportunities for the public and private sectors to embrace the Internet of Things. In this video Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, minister for foreign affairs & minister-in-charge of Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative, explains […]

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Innovating with Defra Open Data – an ODI Bristol open meeting

9 January, 2017 - 15:46

ODI Bristol are holding an open meeting at The Watershed on Wednesday 25 January 2017 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm to discuss Defra Open Data. Tickets are limited and must be booked via Eventbrite. Defra are working with The ODI and the Leeds and Bristol ODI Nodes on a collaboration with the aim of realising the full […]

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Innovating with Defra Open Data – an ODI Bristol open meeting

9 January, 2017 - 15:46

ODI Bristol are holding an open meeting at The Watershed on Wednesday 25 January 2017 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm to discuss Defra Open Data. Tickets are limited and must be booked via Eventbrite. Defra are working with The ODI and the Leeds and Bristol ODI Nodes on a collaboration with the aim of realising the full […]

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OFCOM’s Connected Nations 2016 – how does Bristol fare?

28 December, 2016 - 13:25

OFCOM publishes Connected Nations every year which reports on the UK’s performance around fixed telephony, including broadband, and mobile connectivity. As connectivity is already established as the fourth utility for citizens and a pre-requisite for any forward-looking business wanting to grow, we’ve taken a close look at this report and how it relates to Bristol.  We […]

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New ultrafast fibre option for Bristol homes and businesses

28 December, 2016 - 11:08

BT Openreach is currently rolling out ultrafast speeds via fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology to 3,200 small and medium sized businesses and 2,200 residential premises in the Greater Bristol area, including parts of Avonmouth, Bedminster, Bishopsworth, Bristol Central, Bristol North, Bristol South, Bristol West, Easton, Fishponds, Henbury, Keynsham and Whitchurch. These new FTTP services will […]

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A look back at 2016 trends in smart cities

16 December, 2016 - 10:20

2016 has certainly been a year of accelerating pace with many smart solutions coming to market. Cities for citizens One key trend is the liveability of cities for citizens. Smart cities can’t just be test beds of technology, they must apply that technology to tackle citizens’ concerns and improve quality of life.  We’ve seen some […]

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Improving Bristol’s mobile connectivity

15 December, 2016 - 15:53

On 14 Dec, the government’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) released an excellent report: Connected Future.  The report looks at the current state of mobile connectivity in the UK, the transition to 4G and how crucial mobile connectivity has become, and what the country must do a better job of making the transition to 5G. Bristol’s mobile […]

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Over 1300 businesses in the Bristol region are now better connected

15 December, 2016 - 14:14

More than 1,300 local businesses in the Bristol region have benefitted for the first time from superfast broadband speeds thanks to the UK Government’s Super Connected Cities initiative. A survey of companies who applied for the Connection Voucher Scheme found slow broadband was hampering productivity, the range of services they could offer and overall growth. […]

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A Boost for IoT in Bristol and Bath

14 December, 2016 - 12:44

High Tech Bristol and Bath CIC, have announced today that together with Bristol SETsquared Business Accelerator, Engine Shed, and the University of the West of England they are one of the winners of the Digital Catapults IoTUK Boost programme. IoTUK Boost will aim to address barriers to entry into the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace […]

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