21 09, 2018

Summer interns deliver at Bristol is Open

2018-09-21T17:19:50+00:00September 21st, 2018|NEWS|

This summer, Bristol is Open has welcomed two interns to the team, Rob Camm and Xin Wang. Both interns are pursuing academic qualifications in law and electronics engineering respectively as part of their chosen career with an opportunity for direct work experience.   Rob undertook a short three-week internship during August as part of his [...]

20 09, 2018

Bristol is Open Championing ‘Smart’ Citizens

2018-09-20T17:26:27+00:00September 20th, 2018|NEWS|

Bristol is Open Championing ‘Smart’ Citizens   Bristol is Open now calling out for citizen centric projects to….access their cutting edge experiment platform? The platform is a unique private network allowing for street level testing of scalable experiments BiO received international recognition at this year’s GLOMO awards in Barcelona   Having scooped a prestigious GLOMO [...]

11 09, 2018

Will Artificial Intelligence be neutral? Bristol is Open’s Paul Isaac’s challenges TEDxRoma audience

2018-09-11T12:29:44+00:00September 11th, 2018|NEWS|

Bristol is Open Head of Engineering & Information Management, Paul Isaac’s, recently took to the TEDxRoma stage with his talk ‘Will AI be neutral?’. The world-class event, held at the Roma Convention Centre on 26thMay 2018, took on the challenge of ‘Esperanto: Empowering Through Neutrality’ as part of TEDx’s broader vision of ‘ideas worth sharing.’ Paul was [...]

11 09, 2018

Cities Today showcases Bristol is Open as example of best practice for smart cities

2018-09-11T12:06:08+00:00September 11th, 2018|NEWS|

This week, Cities Today published an article outlining the challenges for smart city development. The feature, ‘Government holding back smart cities, say tech experts’ uses legal firm, Osborne Clark’s, recently released report, ‘Future Proof Real Estate’ as the basis for explanation whilst showcasing Bristol is Open as an example of best practice in smart city development. In [...]

24 10, 2017

Bristol – UK’s Number One Smart City

2018-07-03T15:07:31+00:00October 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

2018-07-03T15:07:31+00:00October 4th, 2017|NEWS|

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

2018-01-12T17:07:02+00:00September 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

2018-07-03T15:07:31+00:00April 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

2018-07-03T15:07:31+00:00February 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

2017-01-24T10:34:38+00:00January 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 [...]