16 01, 2019

From Computer World UK: What makes Bristol the UK’s top smart city

2019-01-16T10:10:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|NEWS|

Computer World UK interviewed Bristol is Open’s Managing Director, Julie Snell, about why Bristol has the accolade of being the UK’s best smart city. The full-length interview covers a broad range of topics including the challenges for a smart city to develop, BiO’s citizen-centric focus and the role of 5G and sensors. You can read [...]

27 11, 2018

Summer Interns at Bristol is Open

2018-11-30T11:46:18+00:00November 27th, 2018|NEWS|

During the Summer we had the pleasure of hosting two interns here at Bristol is Open. Both from different backgrounds interns Rob Camm and Xin Wang did more than just learn on the job by bringing their insight to the projects they worked on. We take a look back at their time here at BiO [...]

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 [...]