14 06, 2019

Digital Leaders Week: 17th – 21st June 2019  

2019-06-14T11:59:59+01:00June 14th, 2019|NEWS|

Digital Leaders Week is a nation wide celebration of opportunities, challenges and support for the digital transformation of Britain’s businesses, public services and society. Bristol is Open are delighted to have been asked to host a Webinar event along with Bristol City Council, highlighting the Digital Innovation in the city of Bristol. Bristol's digital innovation [...]

14 06, 2019

Bristol is Open – Finalist in Digital Leaders Smart City of the Year Category

2019-06-14T11:32:35+01:00June 14th, 2019|NEWS|

Bristol has been named as is a finalist in Digital Leaders Smart City of the Year 2019! We are honoured to have been included in such stellar category along with beautiful Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Salford and Wigan. This nomination highlights cities that are using data and technology to create efficiencies, improve [...]

22 02, 2019

West of England Combined Authority brings together UK’s leading tech pioneers for ambitious 5G Smart Tourism Showcase

2019-02-22T12:52:05+01:00February 22nd, 2019|NEWS|

The West of England Combined Authority will host Connected Futures in March, a 5G Smart Tourism Showcase in venues across Bristol, unveiling the results of the UK’s most ambitious 5G testbed to date. The showcase, on Saturday 16 March, marks the culmination of a year-long project, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, looking [...]

22 02, 2019

Would you like to share your experiences of commuting into Bristol?

2019-02-22T12:40:17+01:00February 22nd, 2019|NEWS|

Would you like to share your experiences of commuting into Bristol? We are doing a small research project for Bristol is Open to understand people’s commuting experiences. Do you commute into Bristol most mornings? If you meet the following criteria, we would love to hear from you: You travel into Bristol city centre for work between 8-9 am. You travel [...]

18 02, 2019

From Open Access Government: Smart cities: how can the UK overcome barriers to adoption?

2019-02-18T17:33:57+01:00February 18th, 2019|NEWS|

According to Gavin Hepburn, Director of ATG Access: “In its most basic terms, a smart city is a municipality which incorporates technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), GPS tracking and the Internet of Things (IoT), into its physical infrastructure in order to improve public services, make its citizens safer and improve overall quality of life.” [...]

12 02, 2019

Julie Snell achieves ‘highly commended’ at Smart City awards for Leadership

2019-02-18T10:53:34+01:00February 12th, 2019|NEWS|

Julie Snell, Bristol is Open’s CEO, achieved ‘highly commended’ status in this year’s Smart City awards. The hotly contested category of ‘UK Leadership’, recognises those who have led the way both nationally and internationally to accelerate smart cities in 2018/19. The finalists have been selected by the organisers of the event and were subject to [...]

6 02, 2019

Bristol tests Smart Digital technology to improve safety in the iconic harbour

2019-02-06T11:31:33+01:00February 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|

The WECA led 5G Smart Tourism project has announced the successful first phase test of its 5G simulation safety demonstration designed to help protect Bristolians and visitors to Bristol round the city’s Harbourside. Undertaken in Autumn 2018, the project achieved this first significant milestone using the University of Bristol’s 5G delivery, Bristol is Open’s Network [...]

1 02, 2019

Bristol is Open welcomes more talent to it’s growing team

2019-02-18T10:44:21+01:00February 1st, 2019|NEWS|

In the last few months, we’ve welcomed three new starters to the Bristol is Open (BiO) team. Elisa Covato, Kathryn Armitstead and Hilary Singleton joined during the summer, bringing a wealth of expertise, and have already made an impact on our work. Elisa and Kathryn are sharing a role as Analysts whilst Hilary takes up [...]

28 01, 2019

The West of England Transport Summit & Debate

2019-02-18T10:46:09+01:00January 28th, 2019|NEWS|

On Thursday, January 24th, Julie Snell, CEO of Bristol is Open joined a host of speakers and panellists for The West of England Transport Summit and Debate, ‘Time to act: Accelerating a public transport system fit for employers and the region’s economic growth ambitions’. Julie joined a panel of senior professionals from a range of [...]