Connecting Bristol is the city’s Digital Partnership. We are a part of Bristol City Council’s Green, Digital Futures Directorate. This unit brings together the Councils work on Green, Economic, Digital and International issues, with the aim being to ensure that Bristol and the surrounding area benefits from a world-class, inclusive green and digital economy. The ways in which this will be achieved include;
- increasing the city’s resilience and self-sufficiency through local energy generation
- working with others to deliver targeted support to key business sectors
- attracting investment in our digital infrastructure
Much of the ambitious and innovative technology work programme has been borne out of the recommendations of Dr Chris Tuppen, who produced a study for the city aimed at taking us beyond the need to ‘green ICT’ and highlighting the role of ICT and digital infrastructure as key enablers of a low-carbon economy.