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 [...]

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 [...]

16 01, 2019

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

2019-02-18T10:48:07+01:00January 16th, 2019|NEWS|

Computer World UK interviewed Bristol is Open’s CEO, 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 the [...]

27 11, 2018

Summer Interns at Bristol is Open

2018-11-30T11:46:18+01:00November 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 [...]