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New Fund for Hyperlocal Publishers to Measure their Online Success

by Kevin 28/07/2015 in Bristol

Hyperlocal publishers (online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community in the UK that create public value) can apply for grants of up to £6,500 from Nesta to explore how a more strategic use of website and social media analytics might help them define and [...]

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Bristol’s tech start-up ecosystem gets positive write up by the Next Web

by Kevin 20/07/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has a well networked, innovative technology community focused around the major hubs at the Engine Shed and Watershed. The Next Web have written a comprehensive article picking out some of the leading businesses and stand out technologies being developed across the region.

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Melbourne residents send email messages to trees

by Kevin 17/07/2015 in Bristol

In a project which brings to mind Bristol’s Playable City Winner “Hello Lampost” people in Melbourne can now email the trees in their City. All of the trees in the City have been mapped and given an individual ID which enables residents to email that tree directly with their thoughts.

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ODI to commission projects demonstrating the impact of open data. Up to £7,000 funding available to support delivery.

by Kevin 16/07/2015 in Bristol

Do you have a great idea for an open data project but need help to get it off the ground? Are you working on a project that you would like to promote more widely? As part of its open data summer showcase, the Open Data Institute is looking for great examples of open [...]

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You can download the presentations for the Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things event, 6 July 2015

by Kevin 10/07/2015 in Bristol

Thanks to everyone who turned up for the Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things at Watershed on Monday. The presentations are available to download below as PDF’s. Watch this space for more events and information about Bristol’s ambitious IoT programme;

Stephen Hilton: Introduction
Clare Reddington: IoT, Playable Cities and the role of SME’s
Mara Balestrini: Citizens and [...]

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Watch this video from the “Tangible Memories: Community in Care” project

by Kevin 09/07/2015 in Bristol

The Tangible Memories project is a collaboration between researchers from the University of Bristol who have been working alongside Alive! activities, artists (Stand + Stare and Heidi Hinder) and care home residents, staff and managers from across the city of Bristol. Working together the project team were able to produce innovative and playful [...]

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The “Open Data Handbook” gives you access to case studies, guides and resources to support your open data programme

by Kevin 08/07/2015 in Bristol

Open Knowledge have released the Open Data Handbook to provide the help and guidance to help your organisation, business or community group share data openly and make the most the data resources available.

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Free online course on the Internet of Things begining 23 November.

by Kevin 01/07/2015 in Events

Do you want to learn more about the potential impact of everyday objects connecting in autonomous machine to machine networks? The Internet of Things will revolutionise how we live, work and play and this free course could help you or your business take advantage of this emerging technology. The course, organised by Future Learn and [...]

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Event: Transform Digital, 15 and 16 September, At-Bristol, BS1 5DB

by Kevin 30/06/2015 in Bristol

The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) are holding their a series of events and their annual conference here in Bristol on 15th and 16th September. These “Transform Digital” events offer fantastic opportunities to explore the changes that are happening right now in digital connectivity and to get insights and answers to questions such as:

What’s [...]

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