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Do you suffer from very slow internet? This scheme could help.

2 December, 2016 - 16:28

The UK Government has made a commitment to provide every home and business in the UK with access to at least a basic broadband service. If your download speed is slower than 2MB per second, then you can apply for a subsidised broadband installation until December 2017. It would cover the cost of the installation and […]

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How a BT Community Fibre Partnership could solve your slow internet

21 November, 2016 - 15:44

Are you a resident or business located in an area of Bristol where there are no current plans for superfast broadband? To see if this applies to you, please visit BT Openreach’s site  After entering your details, if the response is ‘exploring solutions’ and there is no service from an alternative telecoms provider, a BT Community Fibre […]

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Low cost computers or laptops from £50

9 November, 2016 - 16:16

A range of low cost desktop PCs and laptops are available from as little as £50 to individuals and families who are on a low incomes, or who experience other disadvantages.  For at least the following 6 months, a £10 discount is being offered on some desktop PCs. Find out more and apply today. These low cost computers […]

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Come Along to an #ODI Friday lunchtime seminar on PopChange

7 November, 2016 - 11:19

Join us for an ODI lunchtime seminar looking at the PopChange research project. Find out more and book your place. Bring your lunch, have a chat.  Free coffee and tea provided. PopChange is a research project, developing a new method to perform small area comparisons on Great British Census data from 1971 to 2011. This gives users […]

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Technology enabling social capital

4 November, 2016 - 11:32

New technologies are being introduced at an ever-increasing pace. This brings huge opportunities but also significant challenges. In particular, technology tends to self-select and can be exclusive which could contribute to widening inequality in our society. Part of the large EU smart city project I manage (REPLICATE) is helping to develop the Bristol Approach to […]

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See leading speakers at the Collaborate experience design conference here in Bristol this November

26 October, 2016 - 16:16

Collaborate Bristol is a one-day conference with a fantastic speaker line up including international leaders such as Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, named 1st in a list of 100 Internet of Things Influencers (Postscapes, 2016), Matt Zarandi, Head of UX and Design at AOL and Graham Beale, Head of User Experience at Yell. Tickets are available for £150 […]

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Come along to an ODI lunchtime Lecture – responsible data tactics for positive social change

26 October, 2016 - 11:27

Do come along, and please feel free to forward this on to anyone else who you think might be interested. Book your place today The principles of responsible data are that data and technology can play an important part in effective social change work, but they must be used with care. People’s rights to consent, […]

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Researchers study human reaction to sharing control with driverless car

17 October, 2016 - 15:38

The first trials of the Venturer autonomous vehicle project, a Government backed research project, have focussed on a critical aspect in the field of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. The ‘handover’, when the control of the car switches from human driver to autonomous mode, is one of the least studied aspects of this developing technology. However, […]

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Online Influence Conference, 20th October 2016, Mercure Hotel, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol

14 October, 2016 - 15:19

The Online Influence conference is the UK’s fastest growing Social and Mobile Innovation Conference. You can enjoy a day of Keynotes, Masterclasses and Workshops from the industry’s biggest players including IBM, Adobe and the BBC. You can sign up for #OiConf on the event website   Post image by SalFalko and used here with Creative Commons license

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The Rise of Mobility As A Service

10 October, 2016 - 15:41

This recent Economist article  highlights some very interesting trends in how people will travel. It explores developments in cities such as Helsinki where different modes of transport are increasingly working together to offer travellers seamless travel. By using technology it is much easier to match supply and demand in real time, allowing new shared transport modes. […]

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Come to a LoRaWAN Bristol (internet of things) meet up

30 September, 2016 - 13:51

LoRaWAN is a radio technology for the Internet of Things.  Sensor devices transmit their data to gateways, which pass it to the things network backbone, from where your application can retrieve it.  Each gateway can cover a range of up to 10 miles, and support a large number of low power sensors. LoRaWAN Bristol – […]

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Engine Shed Briefing: Building a great team – tax incentives and rewards strategies

30 September, 2016 - 10:34

Engine Shed invites you to the fifth in its finance series on the subject of reward strategies. Talk with Q&A, followed by drinks and networking as part of SETsquared Beer n Pizza event. Free event, but limited places.  Book your place f you would like to attend the Beer n Pizza event afterwards, please book […]

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Join OFCOM citizen researchers and help map Bristol’s connectivity

29 September, 2016 - 16:30

OFCOM is encouraging Android users across the country to become a citizen researcher and join a national “crowdsourced research project“ which aims to better map the UK’s mobile and WiFi network performance.  If we get enough volunteers in Bristol, we’ll improve our understanding of our city’s connectivity. Download the app After downloading the app, it runs in the […]

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How to start a Repair Cafe

28 September, 2016 - 11:19

All over Bristol Community groups are setting up Repair cafes so that we can fix that old printer/sewing/machine/chair. Finding people to help us repair things and working together to do so, helps build community, reduce landfill and the carbon emissions related to replacement products, save money and it’s downright fun having a tinker around a toaster! If you […]

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Designing Environments as if People Matter event

21 September, 2016 - 13:42

The Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems and MEM have teamed up to launch a London-based conference series under the banner of People Matter. There are many pressing challenges facing society today – health, housing, work styles, economy, climate change and resource depletion to name but a few. Consequently, policy makers and professionals are poised to […]

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Can we use open data to get around Bristol for less?

21 September, 2016 - 12:59

Our latest open data challenge event takes place at Just Eat’s Global HQ and Innovation Centre in central Bristol.  Our kind hosts will be providing the food (amazing breakfast, free pizza and best of all – free beer!) so with their connections you’ll know the food will be great. At this event, we’ll be trying to […]

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Volunteer as a Learning Researcher

16 September, 2016 - 11:47

The University of Bristol, in partnership with Bristol Learning City, is launching a brand new research project to find out what it is really like to live and learn in the city. The new project will help discover more about people’s learning experiences in Bristol and find out how they would like to progress and develop. […]

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You wait all Summer for a Hack event… then 3 come along at once!

13 September, 2016 - 16:41

You wait all Summer for a Hack event… then 3 come along at once! Book now for three fantastic data hack events coming up in Bristol in September and October. It’s been a busy Summer with plenty of distractions, (some good, some bad, and some pretty ugly if you ask me!) and our last Bristol […]

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Blueprint for how altnets could help achieve Britain’s gigabit future

9 September, 2016 - 17:13

A major new report has been published arguing Britain should greatly accelerate the expansion of true fibre networks to meet growing needs for faster, more reliable internet connectivity.  The report argues the UK has been fixated on download speed with its broadband overlooking other ‘quality factors’ which are going to be key in our digital […]

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KWMC takeover the Data Dome

9 September, 2016 - 16:36

Knowle West Media Centre took over the Data Dome this week marking the first time the dome has been used for a performance public art event.  Artists Paul Hurley and Caleb Parkin presented an immersive experience using the dome to show 360 video footage whilst musing on challenges facing Bristol and how a citizen-centric approach (The Bristol Approach) […]

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