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Free Event: Come to the South West Data Meetup, Jan 8th 2015, 7pm, Pervasive Media Studios

by Kevin 19/12/2014 in Bristol

If you are interested in the potential of Open Data to create new apps and services and  transform the way we interact with the City come along to this free meetup. Whether you are an IT student, a developer, an activist or are interested in improving services come along and share your ideas, tell us [...]

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Free online resource to organise your community project

by Kevin 18/12/2014 in Bristol

Made Open is a free to use web resource where you can gather ideas, donations, volunteers, resources and crowdfunding for your community project. The platform unites social networking, crowdfunding, crowdpledging and timebanking into a single site. Its straightforward to set up a campaign, build support and start to realise the improvements you want to see [...]

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Invitation for UK SMEs to submit smart city proposals for deployment across Chinese cities

by Kevin 11/12/2014 in Bristol

South West Businesses have been invited to participate in the smart cities challenge.  This challenge is part of a Foreign and Commonwealth Office project led by Manchester City Council with involvement of  Bristol City Council, three Chinese cities who are ‘smart city pilots’ and Digital China (a large ICT company leading on smart city solutions [...]

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Bristol’s Computer Reuse Scheme relaunches

by Kevin 03/12/2014 in Bristol

In 2010 the City Council established a Computer Reuse scheme aimed at making sure that anyone in Bristol who wanted to have a computer at home could have one. The scheme was enormously popular, and over the first few years more than 2000 PC’s were made available to people right across the City. As the [...]

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STEEP attends world ‘Smart City’ congress

by Jon 02/12/2014 in Bristol

Members of the STEEP project from both Bristol and San Sebastian recently attended the World Smart City congress, hosted by Fira Barcelona on 18th-20th November. 
As part of the ‘Energy’ themed breakout session, Bristol Partners presented the STEEP methodology to delegates from all over the world. The meeting was also attended by [...]

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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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