Funding available for UWE PhD as part of our new Wellcome Trust’s Sustaining Health project

by Kevin 10/06/2015 in Bristol

University of the West of England have funding for a PhD student conducting research related to “Moving health and sustainability upstream into strategic urban development decision-making”.
The deadline to apply is 29th June so move quickly if you are interested.

For more details or to apply

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Invitation to the launch of Smart City Forum’s report on ‘Procurement, Finance and Business Models’

by Kevin 08/06/2015 in Events

Come along to the Urban Innovation Centre on  Thursday 25th June for the  for the launch of the Smart City Forum’s report on ‘Procurement, Finance and Business Models for Smarter Cities‘ and hear its recommendations to government for unlocking the market in the UK.
Speakers include:

Paula Hirst, Fellow, Future Cities Catapult
Julie Alexander, [...]

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Going to Venturefest? Get involved in the HP Future Cities Innovation Hot-House Challenge

by Kevin 03/06/2015 in Bristol

HP are launching their Hot House Challenge on 9 June at Venturefest Bristol & Bath. The Hot House Challenge is a competition for organisations to submit a disruptive idea or business model that is suitable for public or commercial service which betters peoples’ lives and the environment in a city like Bristol or Bath. It [...]

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Open Data Institute looking for Ruby on Rails developer to work on website directory

by Kevin 03/06/2015 in Bristol

The Open Data Institute are looking for contract support to develop their existing membership directory. The work is outlined on github but involves;

getting the directory app to display the data as lists
publishing data as CSV and JSON
adding search capabilities

Contact James Smith ( if you might be interested in taking on the work.

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by Kevin 02/06/2015 in Bristol

IT support company, Netitude, with offices in Bristol and Frome is supporting the Bloodhound Project as exclusive Product Sponsors of event WIFI. The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car (SSC) is the ultimate jet and rocket powered racing car designed to go at 1,000 mph in order to break the current land speed record of 763 mph. The 1,000 mph [...]

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New Europe-wide open data incubator programme offers startups €100k equity free funding

by Kevin 01/06/2015 in Bristol

ODINE is a European Union programme focusing on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) building their business around open data. Proposals which have a clear focus on open data innovation could be considered for funding which can be spent on salaries, equipment, consumables, travels, subcontracting to other parties (e.g., for marketing or legal support), and indirect [...]

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Event: Venturefest Bristol and Bath, Tuesday 9th June 2015 The Passenger Shed & Engine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads

by Kevin 18/05/2015 in Bristol

There is a very strong line up of events and speakers at this years Venturefest. The line up is so strong in fact that many of the sessions are already booked to capacity, but if you move quickly there are still one or two opportunities to be there in person. If you don’t manage to [...]

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Free Event: Get up to £3000 to boost your business broadband, 19 May, 10-12, @Bristol, Anchor Road BS1 5DB

by Kevin 29/04/2015 in Bristol

Business and public services are becoming ‘digital by default’ and customers and clients expect you to respond increasingly rapidly. As more business operations transition online, we all begin to use real-time services more intensely, more photos, video, uploading bigger files – designs, drawings, financial information and that new website you’re planning.
Most businesses find that no [...]

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Free event: Making Information Accessible: How to Write for Different Audiences, 7-830pm, 28 April, Engine Shed Bristol

by Kevin 27/04/2015 in Bristol

Information is a major component of our lives. But how can you make sure the information you produce and present is accessible and inclusive to a wide range of audiences?
This talk will be presented by Katie Grant, an accessible communications consultant specialising in the content and design of information – both on and offline. Katie [...]

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