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DECC publishes leaflet outlining plans for Smart Metering data

by Kevin 26/01/2015 in Bristol

The Government is rolling out  a £11bn plan to install smart energy meters in every home. Department of Energy & Climate Change published a leaflet explaining how data from these smart meters is expected to transform the market for energy services. The leaflet is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/397291/2903086_DECC_cad_leaflet.pdf .

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High Tech Bristol and Bath launches Special Interest Groups

by Kevin 13/01/2015 in Bristol

High Tech Bristol and Bath works with high tech companies in the Bristol and Bath region promoting, enhancing and developing technology. A major part of their activity will be running Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that bring together companies, universities, research institutions, public sector, and not-for-profit organisations.
The current, and proposed, list of Special Interest Groups includes;

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Free Event: Come to the South West Data Meetup, Jan 8th 2015, 7pm, Pervasive Media Studios

by Kevin 19/12/2014 in Bristol

If you are interested in the potential of Open Data to create new apps and services and  transform the way we interact with the City come along to this free meetup. Whether you are an IT student, a developer, an activist or are interested in improving services come along and share your ideas, tell us [...]

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Invitation for UK SMEs to submit smart city proposals for deployment across Chinese cities

by Kevin 11/12/2014 in Bristol

South West Businesses have been invited to participate in the smart cities challenge.  This challenge is part of a Foreign and Commonwealth Office project led by Manchester City Council with involvement of  Bristol City Council, three Chinese cities who are ‘smart city pilots’ and Digital China (a large ICT company leading on smart city solutions [...]

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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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