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Job opportunity: Strategic Resilience Officer, Bristol City Council

by Kevin 10/09/2014 in Bristol

Bristol is one of only five European cities and 32 cities worldwide invited to join the first cohort of a global network of resilient cities organised by the Rockefeller Foundation. This senior role will serve as the main point of contact and liaison with this network of cities and its platform partners. Visit this website [...]

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Upto £6m available from TSB for projects demonstrating better integration of infrastructure and services across a city

by Kevin 04/09/2014 in Bristol

The Technology Strategy Board have announced a SBRI competition to encourage companies to link together City systems in order to improve understanding of how elements of these systems interact with each other.
Successful organisations attract a 100%-funded development contract of up to £2m from the £6m funding pot, with projects running for up to 3 years.
The [...]

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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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