Microelectronics iNet offers business support to SW based SME’s

by Kevin 01/09/2014 in Bristol

The Microelectronics iNet project supports small and medium-sized innovative companies across the South West through direct funding, practical support, advice, local and sector network development and highly targeted events. Led by the University of West of England, Microelectronics iNet is a £4.2 million European Regional Development Fund project running until June 2015. They have assisted [...]

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Free Digital Inclusion Training in Bristol on 9 September

by Kevin 21/08/2014 in Bristol

On 9 September phone company EE is holding EE National Techy Tea Party Day and everyone is invited. Come along if you’d benefit from more confidence, new skills  or more information about getting online. EE’s digital champions will help you understand how being connected can work for you, over some tea and biscuits.
You’ll spend time [...]

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European Space Agency launches Future City Feasibility Study tender

by Kevin 18/08/2014 in Bristol

The European Space Agency is inviting proposals from consortia validating solutions enabled by space assets addressing the challenges that future cities face. The solutions should propose innovative services that combine two or more space assets together with terrestrial assets in order to provide commercially sustainable services for Future Cities. These space assets can be [...]

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SBRI Competition launches exploring potential of Cities as system of systems

by Kevin 25/07/2014 in Bristol

The Technology Strategy Board has announced £6m worth of funding for an Small Business Research Initiative competition to develop innovative solutions that can help cities plan more successfully for the future. The funding will be awarded to companies who can demonstrate new ways of achieving better integration of infrastructure and services across a city, by [...]

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Bristol trials iBeacons

by Matthew 24/07/2014 in Bristol

-  the first city in the UK to trial iBeacons for large scale tourism location services

iBeacons are being used in a trial to promote and enhance visitor experiences across city centre locations in Bristol.  Led by Digital Developer Shufdy Ltd, in conjunction with tourism body Destination Bristol, over 200 iBeacons will be located in [...]

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Hackday, Bristol Engine Shed, July 26, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

by Kevin 22/07/2014 in Bristol

Just Eat are organising a hackday at the Engine Shed in Bristol. Participating teams could win a Parrot AR Drone.
8.00am – 8.30am: Breakfast
8.30am – 9.30am: Team formation and pitching
9.30am – 5.30pm: Hacking (with Pizzas for lunch)!
5.30pm – 7.00pm: Demonstrations, Judging & Prizes
7.00pm – 9.00pm: Dinner and drinks
Sign up on the Meetup page to attend.

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Knowle West Media Centre launch Data Toolkit for young people

by Kevin 17/07/2014 in Bristol

Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) has created a free online resource for arts organisations, called the Data Toolkit.
The Data Toolkit was funded through the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, and presents a step-by-step guide that will enable arts organisations who are interested in exploring the potential of data to develop engaging and innovative projects [...]

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Event: Making the City Playable Conference, 10-11 September 2014, Bristol

by Kevin 15/07/2014 in Bristol

Featuring Google, Ogilvy, architect Usman Haque and the University of the West of England, this two-day international conference will explore the theme of the ‘Playable City’, asking what it might mean for citizens, urban planners, tech giants, small companies, artists and designers in imagining and making the cities of [...]

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Code and Create with Fire Tech Camp this Summer UWE Bower Ashton, 11 – 15 August and 18 – 22 August

by Kevin 14/07/2014 in Bristol

Fire Tech Camp empowers children and teenagers with the skills to create and innovate using technology. On five-day non-residential holiday camps, young people can design their own video games, get to grips with programming languages Java and Python or invent using Arduino electronics platforms.
Fire Tech are launching camps this summer in Bristol, running  11-14 and 18-22 August, at [...]

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