People

Many people and communities who already experience economic, social and health inequalities also face digital exclusion. Connecting Bristol is working in partnerships across the City to develop and implement a suite of projects that are engaging the community in producing digital content, building community capacity and skills and increasing neighbourhood connectivity and e-participation.

Scholarships available for green tech camp for kids and teens in Bristol

by Kevin 16/02/2015 in Bristol

Fire Tech Camp – has teamed up with Bristol 2015 Ltd to offer a series of new environmentally focused camps for kids in the local area during Easter half-term. 50% of the places available on the new four-day camp are fully funded by Bristol 2015 Ltd providing 12 local kids with a complimentary place.
The Greentech [...]

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Free Event: How can government and public services in the UK be improved through greater openness?

by Kevin 03/02/2015 in Bristol

The UK Open Government Network is a group of organisations and individuals committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability.
In partnership with Development Initiatives, they are hosting this workshop to discuss transparency, accountability and ideas for open government reforms in Bristol, the south west and throughout the UK.
Event details;
Unitarian [...]

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High Tech Bristol and Bath launches Special Interest Groups

by Kevin 13/01/2015 in Bristol

High Tech Bristol and Bath works with high tech companies in the Bristol and Bath region promoting, enhancing and developing technology. A major part of their activity will be running Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that bring together companies, universities, research institutions, public sector, and not-for-profit organisations.
The current, and proposed, list of Special Interest Groups includes;

Multicore
Embedded [...]

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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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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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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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Free Google digital masterclass for local businesses, The Annexe, Bristol Science Centre, Friday 17th October

by Kevin 01/10/2014 in Bristol

On Friday 17th October, Google will meet with local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to offer advice and tips on making the most of the Internet and growing their business online. Google experts will be on hand to offer advice on crucial skills for the digital age, from creating a website to marketing a business [...]

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