What is UK’s digital profile? New data from the European Commission sheds light on the state of British’ digital economy. The 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a composite indicator that summarises relevant indicators on EU …

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Tokyo, Bristol, February 9, 2016 – NEC Corporation today announced it has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Bristol Is Open, an ambitious smart city initiative in the UK. Bristol Is Open is a joint venture between Bristol City Council …

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As part of the Bristol is Open initiative the Council has released an API providing access to all manner of local transport data including… Continue reading on Medium »

The world is getting warmer, the Arctic sea ice is melting and today’s atmospheric C02 concentration is higher than any time in the last 800,000 years. In a week that sees 195 world leaders and more than 40,000 delegates meeting …

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Bristol has twice as many photovoltaic panels on houses than the UK average. It is one reason why Bristol is becoming the country’s leading city for smart and sustainable energy. Department of Energy and Climate Change data shows that in …

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Bristol, UK (Tuesday 17 November) Bristol Is Open today announced Rolls-Royce, the power systems company, as a Project Partner in the UK’s first interactive Data Dome. Rolls-Royce will investigate the use of the fully immersive hemispherical display system in the …

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The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN). By supporting the Bristol Is Open project they can help implement smart technology, specifically helping Bristol to meet the requirements of …

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The Open Data Institute (ODI) have selected Bristol as a network node in its worldwide project supporting the global aim of catalysing open data culture in the UK. Founded by Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI is an …

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Bristolians who worry about the air they are breathing whilst running or cycling can now discover the facts, thanks to open data. People can find out when the best times to go are and when pollution levels are at their …

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England’s waistband is growing. Indeed, with a quarter of adults now obese (25%) and well over a third overweight (37%), the latest Parliament Obesity Statistics suggest that England is currently experiencing an obesity crisis of unseen proportions. And it’s only …

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