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Bristol trials iBeacons

by Matthew 24/07/2014 in Bristol

-  the first city in the UK to trial iBeacons for large scale tourism location services

iBeacons are being used in a trial to promote and enhance visitor experiences across city centre locations in Bristol.  Led by Digital Developer Shufdy Ltd, in conjunction with tourism body Destination Bristol, over 200 iBeacons will be located in [...]

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Hackday, Bristol Engine Shed, July 26, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

by Kevin 22/07/2014 in Bristol

Just Eat are organising a hackday at the Engine Shed in Bristol. Participating teams could win a Parrot AR Drone.
8.00am – 8.30am: Breakfast
8.30am – 9.30am: Team formation and pitching
9.30am – 5.30pm: Hacking (with Pizzas for lunch)!
5.30pm – 7.00pm: Demonstrations, Judging & Prizes
7.00pm – 9.00pm: Dinner and drinks
Sign up on the Meetup page to attend.

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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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Do you have an Idea to use Open Data to help people renting accommodation? The best idea wins £40,000 to develop their product

by Kevin 27/06/2014 in Bristol

Nesta and ODI have launched a Housing Open Data Challenge which invites teams to use open data to build products and services to help people get the best out of renting (including to provide greater housing options for those renting). This includes both:

Those who are renting in the private rented [...]

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Do you have a small/medium business related to Microelectronics in the South West of England? iNets might be able to provide you with support

by Kevin 27/06/2014 in Bristol

The Microelectronics iNet project supports small and medium-sized innovative companies across the South West through direct funding, practical support, advice, local and sector network development and highly targeted events. Led by the University of West of England, Microelectronics iNet is a £4.2 million European Regional Development Fund project running until June 2015. They have assisted [...]

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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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Event: Delivering Superfast with Wireless Broadband Services, People’s History Museum, Manchester

by Kevin 29/05/2014 in Connectivity

Wireless broadband is an important part of the technology mix for delivering 100% superfast coverage. This seminar organised by INCA will discuss superfast-capable wireless technology; the role of satellite broadband; showcase projects that are live or under development; and discuss how to approach securing state aid funding.

Participants include local authority representatives aiming to deliver 100% [...]

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