Heritage and Culture Open Data Challenge Launched

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Projects

The next in NESTA/ ODI Open Data Challenges has been launched to explore how we can use open data to involve more people, and more diverse people, in heritage and culture. There will be a series of support events over the next few months. Visit the website to learn more, explore ideas and to sign [...]

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Bristol pair win international prize for 3D printed prosthetic hand

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Bristol

High end prosthetics can cost up to £100,000. By using emerging technologies like 3D printing, Open Bionics have cut that down to under £1000. The Bristol based brains behind the initiative Joel Gibbard and Sammy Payne, have just won an international award from Intel to recognise the potential and innovation of the project.

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Do you want to contribute to improving health care in Bristol?

by Kevin 31/10/2014 in Bristol

You can get involved in finding the best solutions to key health challenges at a “Make It” event sponsored by Bristol Health Partners. Organisations, communities and individuals are invited to take part in this collaborative event;

Friday 14 November – The Station BS1 2AG
Opening presentations and networking from 6pm (until 9pm)
Saturday 15 November – The Station [...]

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Take the Green Capital Digital Challenge to tackle Cities environmental issues and you could win £50,000

by Kevin 31/10/2014 in Bristol

As part of Bristol’s European Green Capital programme the City will be running a Green Digital Challenge competition to use software to tackle key environmental issues around energy, transport, food, resources and nature. Visit the competition for more information and to register.

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Hack weekend by Bath Hacked, 1 & 2 Nov, Guildhall Coworking Hub Bath, BA1 5EB

by Kevin 30/10/2014 in Bristol

Bath Hacked, just down the road from us in Bath, have organised a hack weekend as part of the impressive Bath Digital Festival.
The hack is themed around the City’s past, present and future, and there are a raft of prizes for the best work. Seasoned and novice hackers are welcome but do sign up at [...]

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Smart City Bristol shortlisted for Guangzhou award – vote now!

by Jon 20/10/2014 in Bristol

Bristol Futures’ Smart City program has been successfully short-listed for the biennial Guangzhou award for Urban Innovation. Shortlisted from a range of initiatives in over 250 cities worldwide, the award is given to 5 cities in recognition of their work in the area of technical innovation and urban regeneration.
‘Smart City Bristol’ will be presented [...]

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Free event: Top 10 mistakes in public consultation and how to avoid them, City Hall Bristol Wednesday, 29/10/14, 13:00-16:00

by Kevin 13/10/2014 in Bristol

This free event organised by The Consultation Institute and Darzin Stakeholder Management Software to help you identify and avoid the main pitfalls surrounding public consultation exercises. Sign up on eventbrite to book your place.

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Free digital training, Bradley Stoke, 12th November, 2 – 4 pm

by Kevin 06/10/2014 in Bristol

The mobile phone company EE have organised digital champions will help you understand how easy it is to get online and all the benefits of being connected, like saving money by paying bills online, keeping in touch with family and friends or learning how to Tweet. There’ll be tea and biscuits.  This programme is part [...]

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Dress-sense: take part in a wearable technology for health competition and win £5000

by Kevin 02/10/2014 in Bristol

Wearable technology has the potential to change people’s lives. Dress-sense.org.uk will be running workshops in Bristol 25th October, 8th November and 22nd November looking for teams mixing computer scientists, medical professionals and students, engineers, fashion designers and textile artists to collaborate and compete for a £5000 prize by designing wearable technology for health.  There [...]

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