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Heritage and Culture Open Data Challenge Launched

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Projects

The next in NESTA/ ODI Open Data Challenges has been launched to explore how we can use open data to involve more people, and more diverse people, in heritage and culture. There will be a series of support events over the next few months. Visit the website to learn more, explore ideas and to sign [...]

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Bristol pair win international prize for 3D printed prosthetic hand

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Bristol

High end prosthetics can cost up to £100,000. By using emerging technologies like 3D printing, Open Bionics have cut that down to under £1000. The Bristol based brains behind the initiative Joel Gibbard and Sammy Payne, have just won an international award from Intel to recognise the potential and innovation of the project.

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Take the Green Capital Digital Challenge to tackle Cities environmental issues and you could win £50,000

by Kevin 31/10/2014 in Bristol

As part of Bristol’s European Green Capital programme the City will be running a Green Digital Challenge competition to use software to tackle key environmental issues around energy, transport, food, resources and nature. Visit the competition for more information and to register.

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Hack weekend by Bath Hacked, 1 & 2 Nov, Guildhall Coworking Hub Bath, BA1 5EB

by Kevin 30/10/2014 in Bristol

Bath Hacked, just down the road from us in Bath, have organised a hack weekend as part of the impressive Bath Digital Festival.
The hack is themed around the City’s past, present and future, and there are a raft of prizes for the best work. Seasoned and novice hackers are welcome but do sign up at [...]

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Free digital training, Bradley Stoke, 12th November, 2 – 4 pm

by Kevin 06/10/2014 in Bristol

The mobile phone company EE have organised digital champions will help you understand how easy it is to get online and all the benefits of being connected, like saving money by paying bills online, keeping in touch with family and friends or learning how to Tweet. There’ll be tea and biscuits.  This programme is part [...]

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Dress-sense: take part in a wearable technology for health competition and win £5000

by Kevin 02/10/2014 in Bristol

Wearable technology has the potential to change people’s lives. Dress-sense.org.uk will be running workshops in Bristol 25th October, 8th November and 22nd November looking for teams mixing computer scientists, medical professionals and students, engineers, fashion designers and textile artists to collaborate and compete for a £5000 prize by designing wearable technology for health.  There [...]

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Free Google digital masterclass for local businesses, The Annexe, Bristol Science Centre, Friday 17th October

by Kevin 01/10/2014 in Bristol

On Friday 17th October, Google will meet with local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to offer advice and tips on making the most of the Internet and growing their business online. Google experts will be on hand to offer advice on crucial skills for the digital age, from creating a website to marketing a business [...]

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Bristol Bright Night, noon to midnight, 26th September, Bristol Harbourside

by Kevin 26/09/2014 in Bristol

Discover, explore and challenge Bristol’s cutting-edge research through an interactive showcase of free activities across in city.  Activities will be taking place throughout the day at @Bristol and the Watershed. Check out the Bristol Bright Night website for more information.

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Bristol and Bath High Tech Sector Cluster Map

by Kevin 23/09/2014 in Bristol

Bristol and Bath have acknowledged strengths in the digital and high tech sectors. You can now see how this looks across the region with the new Bristol and Bath High Tech Sector cluster map website. As well as an interactive map you can interrogate company data through a comprehensive directory of businesses.

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