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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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Q) Which Bristol ward is harvesting the most sunshine?

by Matthew 02/04/2014 in Bristol

More and more data sets are being released in open formats which means it is possible to download them and analyse them. There are also growing numbers of tools available to allow data to be presented in attractive and informative ways.
One particularly rich data set is the Feed In Tariff Installation Report produced by OFGEM. [...]

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Donate your old devices to help Bristol’s Open Device Lab

by Kevin 25/03/2014 in Bristol

Open Device Labs (ODLs) are shared community pools of internet connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, or consoles, and are open for developers to test their websites and apps.
If you just got yourself a new smartphone or tablet and are looking for a helpful new use for your old device, consider donating it to an [...]

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Breakfast briefing for high tech companies looking to expand or export to China, 29 April

by Kevin 20/03/2014 in Bristol

If you are a high tech business looking to create a presence or export to China you can join this Breakfast briefing to learn more about the Smart Cities China Trade Mission from 7th – 16th November 2014 to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
The mission will focus on promoting local business and [...]

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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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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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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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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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