By the year 2050, it’s estimated that two-thirds of the population will be living in urban areas. As a result, city infrastructures will have to change dramatically in order to cope with demand.
Thankfully, developments like artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and big data will lead to smart cities. Cities that think and react like a human brain. Here are Innovate UK’s predictions for the future of the city.
Open data is changing the world, but it's not just about open data anymore. Data sharing with various permission levels allows for greater problem solving.
UrbanTide has been appointed as the single supplier of open data training services for the Irish public sector. Read on and find out more about this unique and exciting project and how Ireland plans to foster an even stronger open data ecosystem.
The last couple of months have been pretty busy. Among our exciting new developments, we’ve added two new awards into our UrbanTide trophy cabinet.
Learn more about the two new smart cities standard developed in collaboration by the Cities Standards Institute. Standards are important, and often not as dry as they sound at first. Especially in a fast evolving market such as smart cities where there are a lot of people and organisations advancing a lot of developments in the name of smart.
We have been part of the EiE family that includes mentors, supporters, professional advisors, investors - and very importantly a wide range of current and past participants since 2015. This year, however, EiE will be an extra special event for us. We have been selected, among 12 top tech companies in Scotland, to present UrbanTide and USMART in a 6-minute pitch during the 2 day event
A great crowd of a 100 data enthusiasts gathered for our ‘How data transforms cities and communities’ event at the end of March, as part of #DataFest17. We were seeking answers, with the help of our speakers and the participants, to how data and digital technologies can help solve the challenges caused by the rapid urbanisation transforming our cities and communities.
At the end of last year, we told you about our smart city vision for Glasgow. We are now back with more updates as some of the master plans and designs are starting to take shape. To sum it up, the aim is to create a more walkable, greener, more liveable city centre and a truly 24-hour city.
USMART has a pioneering pricing plan. We know that opening up data can be a resource intensive process. With our unique freemium pricing scheme, we want to change this by enabling organisations to begin opening up their data for free.
The goal of open data training targeting the public sector is to equip front-line public sector warriors with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle current and future challenges, where appropriate, with a data forward approach. The vision is to enable public sector organisations to take advantage and to fully utilise and unlock the value of their data, both open and closed.
The notion of releasing data into the wild, to be shared, modified and freely used without any consequences or obligations is a scary one.
Open data licences can support data publishers in overcoming the initial fear of opening up data - by making sure that the original database, material and work that is published under the various open data licences is released to the public in a licenced, regulated manner.
The new year brought with it a new exciting challenge from Product Forge: the Future Health Hackathon. For 3 days, 145 entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, clinicians, designers, software engineers and mentors worked side-by-side developing new product ideas for patients, front-line staff and the wider NHS.
We have just released a new super simple USMART feature: the API* Data Explorer.
Every year the International Data Corporation (IDC) issues a prediction around upcoming smart cities trends worldwide. In this post we gathered up the second 5 predictions and complemented them with insights and further resources. Link to the first 5 is in the body of the post. Enjoy!
A combination of shared data, battery power and self-driving technology would render conventional car park systems and structures pointless. In preparation for the Scottish Renewables' first ever low-carbon cities conference (22nd February 2017, Edinburgh), Simon Tricker (CDO of UrbanTide) discussed the future of our vehicles and car parks in cities.
Every year the International Data Corporation (IDC) issues a prediction around upcoming smart cities trends worldwide. In this post we gathered up the first 5 predictions and complemented them with insights and further resources. The next 5 coming next week. Enjoy!
Does a room full of entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, clinicians, designers, and software engineers spending 3 days and 3 nights side-by-side developing new product ideas for patients, front line staff and the wider NHS - sound good?
We are committed to delivering services and building products that contribute to cyber-safe smart cities. To go beyond a commitment, we joined Securing Smart Cities (SSC), a not-for-profit global initiative that aims to solve the existing and future cybersecurity problems of smart cities. Read more about the threats and how we thrive on delivering super secure products.
The simple answer is yes, but, we know it is not as simple as that. There is growing evidence emerging of the inefficiencies of a closed data culture in central and local government. With this blog post we are making the case for how open data can answer some of the challenges caused by FOI Acts in central and local government bodies, and how potentially going above and beyond publishing statutory information about their activities can result in short, medium and long-term benefits. Enjoy!
We’re back with more USMART! In this post you will get a glimpse of what USMART is today and a wee peek at some features in the making. Pssst! If you want first-hand experience, apply to our beta tester programme!