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.

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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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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Access real time air quality data via the “Internet of Things”

by Matthew 02/04/2014 in Bristol

With the current alerts on air quality across the UK it seemed timely to write a post about sensor technology and the Internet of Things. The concept is that in a Smart City more and more sensors will be connected to the internet so that people can access data that is relevant to them.
Air quality [...]

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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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Funding available for innovative digital ideas delivering social impact

by Kevin 18/02/2014 in People

Do you have an innovative digital idea with the potential to address a specific societal challenge? Would your idea benefit from financial support for further development? Perhaps CHEST can help you.  CHEST is an EU funded project  focusing on digital social innovation. The project is launching a series of open calls with funding for local [...]

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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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Heritage Eye – A New Bristol City Council Smartphone App

by Matthew 05/02/2014 in Bristol

Bristol City Council has launched a new type of app. The Heritage Eye app is free and now available on Android and IoS.
The City Design Group have published the first City Council smartphone app. Heritage Eye was funded by English Heritage and developed by Calvium software developers in partnership with City Design Group and Corporate [...]

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Where do good ideas come from- a youtube video by Stephen Johnson

by Kevin 27/01/2014 in Bristol
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Get IT Together Bristol celebrates a successful second year

by Kerry 24/01/2014 in Bristol

Launched in September 2011, Get IT Together Bristol focuses on increasing digital inclusion in the Bristol area for anyone 55 or over, disabled adults and their adults carers through providing free, basic IT courses.
A video of some of the characters who attended our courses in 2013
A partnership between Bristol City Council, Citizens Online and BT, [...]

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