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.

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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Event: Making the City Playable Conference, 10-11 September 2014, Bristol

by Kevin 15/07/2014 in Bristol

Featuring Google, Ogilvy, architect Usman Haque and the University of the West of England, this two-day international conference will explore the theme of the ‘Playable City’, asking what it might mean for citizens, urban planners, tech giants, small companies, artists and designers in imagining and making the cities of [...]

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Win up to £10k in innovation vouchers to support your Telehealth project

by Kevin 24/06/2014 in Bristol

The Microelectronics iNet has announced a funding competition to support South West SMEs in making their innovative telehealth projects successful.
The deadline for the competition’s ‘Expressions of Interest Form’ is 4 July 2014 and the final deadline for funding application is 29 August 2014. A ‘Matchmaking Workshop’ will also be held on the 16 July 2014.
‘Expressions [...]

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Bristol small businesses: Do you want up to £3000 free money to upgrade your broadband?

by Kevin 06/06/2014 in Bristol

If you are looking for the catch, there isn’t one. Under the Connection Vouchers scheme you can access up to £3000 to offset the capital costs of upgrading your broadband connection to superfast.You can apply for a voucher if;

You are a SME , Charity or Social Enterprise
Your connection will cost over £200
You are asking for [...]

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External Supported Accommodation Supplier Event, Ashton Court, Bristol, 11 June, 2-4pm

by Kevin 28/05/2014 in Bristol

Bristol City Council are looking to tender for a framework contract for providers of specialist accommodation for care leavers and other vulnerable 16-18 year olds, or 21-25 year olds if disabled and continuing in education .
The organisations selected will deliver accommodation and support to the target group which aims to [...]

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Museums Get Mobile!

by Matthew 02/05/2014 in Bristol

#MGM14 – Conference on how museums can harness the power of new technology
Bristol is hosting this important conference at M Shed on 16 May. It will be looking at how smartphones and tablets can be used to enrich the museum experience.
Experts from a range of museums will be on hand to share their experiences of [...]

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Knowle West Media Centre Junior Digital Producers launch data toolkit

by Kevin 30/04/2014 in Bristol

Data affects our lives: powering technology that we use every day and helping us to better understand the world around us. We can collect information about almost anything – from weather patterns and crime statistics to people’s perceptions of their local area – and by studying it in depth we can gain a greater understanding [...]

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Event: “Prepare for Change – This Internet Thing”, Create Centre, Bristol, 1 May 2014, 930 to 1300

by Kevin 28/04/2014 in Bristol

The Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, an independent ‘think and do’ tank based in Bristol, is organising an event to consider whats likely to happen next with the internet.
Big questions will be asked such as What is the future of the internet? What’s happening with Privacy? What is the next big thing – and will [...]

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Job opportunity: Head of Bristol Brussels Office, Bristol City Council

by Kevin 17/04/2014 in Bristol

This is a unique opportunity – to become the first official representative of the city of Bristol based primarily in Brussels and offered on a consultancy basis with flexible terms and a competitive package for up to 3 years. The role is focused on European and International funding opportunities as well as the impact of [...]

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