Events

Throughout the year Connecting Bristol and our partner organisations run a range of events where you can learn more about our digital inclusion agenda, Green ICT and connectivity in Bristol.

Event: Green and just? Inclusive Sustainability, 14 June 2014, The Park, Knowle, BS4 1DQ

by Kevin 07/04/2014 in Bristol

This Schumacher Institute Futures Conference will explore the pressing issues of inclusion and sustainability.
The scale and complexity of sustainability problems means solutions need to draw upon the widest possible base of knowledge and experience; a truly representative range of needs and perspectives need to be taken into account.
Speakers at this event include:

Dr Sue Porter: With [...]

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16 March deadline for ideas for Energy and Environment Open Data Challenge in Bristol

by Kevin 06/03/2014 in Bristol

Innovators from across Europe have just over a week left to put forward their project ideas for community energy solutions as part of a pioneering Open Data Challenge run by Bristol City Council, Nesta and the Open Data Institute (ODI).
Bristol is acting as the test-bed for the project, which encourages people to use open data to [...]

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Meet the Supplier event, Bristol, 25 June 2014

by Kevin 02/03/2014 in Bristol

Bristol City Council and the Federation of Small Businesses are organising a Meet the Supplier event for 25 June 2014 in Bristol.
Buyers frequently find it too time consuming to sort through the myriad of local suppliers to find those who might be able to offer them something better. Smaller businesses, often [...]

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19th Feb from 630pm its Bristol #KittenCamp at the Big Chill Bar, Bristol

by Kevin 19/02/2014 in Bristol

This meet up of creative web and digital folks is hosting two top Bristol guest speakers, Clare Reddington, Director of iShed and The Pervasive Media Studio, talking about Playable Cities and the Hello Lamppost project, as well as VAN & Rubber Republic co-founder, Chris Quigley, talking about how brands can engineer virality. Sign up for [...]

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National Hack the Government Event, 8 and 9 March, London, Bournemouth, Leeds, Glasgow, Exeter

by Kevin 17/02/2014 in Events

Rewired State are hosting the National Hack the Government event at five locations across the Country. The events bring together people from a range of different backgrounds to come up with ideas and then build apps using open data with the goal of improving local and national Government services.
Information about the venues, themes and signing [...]

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Energy & Environment Open Data Challenge open for applications

by Matthew 14/02/2014 in Bristol

Applications  are now open for the Energy and Environment Open Data Challenge. You can start to put your ideas up on the participant platform here.  Further details of the datasets which are available and the process for getting involved can be found here. Nesta and the Open Data Institute have been developing this challenge over [...]

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South West Microelectronics iNet Spring Funding Competition opens from 1st to 30th April

by Kevin 13/02/2014 in Bristol

South West Microelectronics iNet is looking for innovative companies in the South West to apply for the Microelectronics iNet Funding competition.

Open to SMEs in all industry sectors
Up to £10k grant available
Easy application process, quick decision

The competition is being run to support the innovative use of microelectronics technology in new products and services.
To ensure the application [...]

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Get hands on with the latest technology, Thurs 13th Feb at the Engine Shed, Bristol

by Kevin 10/02/2014 in Bristol

Do you want a chance to get your hands on the latest exciting and innovative tech? Fancy trying out Google Glass, Oculus Rift, drones and  iBeacons? Visit the SOMO Mobile Innovation Day at Engine Shed and get expert views on how the latest tech can help businesses and consumers. Two sessions will be running on [...]

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Bristol opens “Engine Shed” as new Enterprise and Innovation Hub

by Kevin 04/12/2013 in Bristol

The Engine Shed, which is located by Temple Meads Station, has been refurbished and relaunched as a hub to inspire growth and innovation amongst the the City’s digital and creative businesses .
Bristol University, the city council and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership collaborated to turn the project around in only a year, [...]

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