24 10, 2017

Bristol – UK’s Number One Smart City

October 24th, 2017|NEWS|

Bristol has overtaken London as the UK’s leading “smart city” according to the second UK Smart Cities Index, commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting. The report is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, key projects and overall readiness in using digital technology to improve crucial civic services from transport [...]

4 10, 2017

Appointment of new Managing Director

October 4th, 2017|NEWS, Uncategorised|

Graeme Hobbs, Non Exec Chair of BIO wishes to make the following announcement: The Bristol is Open Board are exceptionally pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Snell as the Managing Director of the joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council focused on smart city experimentation and delivery.  Julie brings to [...]

5 09, 2017

‘Bristol Is Open’ for Technology Testers

September 5th, 2017|NEWS|

Fancy a brisk walk around the city with friends, family or colleagues to support an open technology trial? Between 18 and 22 September, we invite to join us on an interactive, digital treasure hunt around Bristol’s city centre, discovering some of the city’s hidden gems as you go. All you’ll need is an Android device and a [...]

20 04, 2017

Bristol – A city as smart as its citizens

April 20th, 2017|NEWS|

One of Bristol Is Open’s partners Nokia, takes a deeper look into some of the city’ ecosystem of organisations who are leading, listening and engaging with the city and citizens needs. Using the insight to experiment and create meaningful uses of technology and connectivity to enhance the daily lives of the people in Bristol.  Making [...]

28 02, 2017

Bristol and BT collaborate on massive MIMO trials for 5G wireless

February 28th, 2017|NEWS|

The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. The research team has undertaken field trials of a massive MIMO [...]

24 01, 2017

New Non-Executive Chairman joins Bristol Is Open

January 24th, 2017|NEWS|

Graeme Hobbs has joined Bristol Is Open as its new Non-Executive Chairman, commencing his role from 2 January 2017. Together with the rest of the Board he will further develop the project in order to successfully make Bristol the first open programmable city in the world. Bristol Is Open is a Joint Venture between the [...]

30 11, 2016

Bristol Is Open wins smart cities award

November 30th, 2016|NEWS|

Bristol Is Open won The Smart Cities Award at a prestigious ceremony last night (Tuesday 29 November). The project, which is a joint venture between Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, was one of four nominees in the Smart Cities category at the World Communications Awards (WCA). The awards have been going since [...]

12 10, 2016

Zeetta Networks signs cooperation agreement with Bristol Is Open to deploy NetOS® in city-wide Smart City testbed

October 12th, 2016|NEWS|

BRISTOL, UK – 12th October, 2016 – Zeetta Networks announced today that it has signed an agreement with Bristol Is Open (BRISTOL IS OPEN) for the deployment of Zeetta’s NetOS® on the Bristol Is Open Network in a first-in-the-world use of open networking technologies orchestrating a diverse Smart City network. Bristol Is Open’s backbone network [...]

11 10, 2016

Nokia and Bristol Is Open commit to partnership to develop the open programmable city

October 11th, 2016|NEWS|

Bristol, 11 October 2016 - Nokia, the Finnish communications and information technology company, announced today that it is forming a partnership with Bristol Is Open, an ambitious joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council. Nokia is a world leader in programmable networks, 5G and Internet of Things technologies. It will trial, [...]

23 06, 2016

How to become a data-driven city

June 23rd, 2016|BLOG|

Before becoming mayor of New York City in 2002, Bloomberg made his fortune providing data analytics to financial institutions. When he took residence at Gracie Mansion, he brought his data-driven approach to managing the Big Apple. His creation, the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), helped to develop predictive algorithms to identify areas that may [...]