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#DataFest17 - 12 key lessons we learned about smart cities, communities and the future of data

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#DataFest17 - 12 key lessons we learned about smart cities, communities and the future of data

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.

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Data sharing just got a whole lot easier

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Data sharing just got a whole lot easier

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.

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USMART and the future of health

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USMART and the future of health

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?

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Data scientists and USMART: a match made in heaven

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Data scientists and USMART: a match made in heaven

We soft-launched our brand-new product, USMART, at the DataLab & Product Forge hackathon! USMART is our next-generation open data platform. Participants used the platform as an easy and intuitive way to access data they would play and work with throughout the competition. Read about our experience and how USMART performed. 

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We are now Regional Supporters of Open Data Impact Map

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We are now Regional Supporters of Open Data Impact Map

We recently became Regional Supporters of the Open Data Impact Map initiative. What does this mean? We are now part of a network of Regional Supporters, including UNDP, Open Knowledge China and Open North, from over 20 countries who contribute examples and provide ongoing insights based on their work and local expertise. Read more about this fantastic initiative!

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Next generation open data platform looking for beta testers!

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Next generation open data platform looking for beta testers!

Over the past couple of months we have been hinting at a data platform that we have been building. The day has come to introduce USMART, and give you a peek of what’s under the hood.  We won’t be unveiling the complete open data platform just yet. But we are looking for beta testers to explore, play and contribute to the development of USMART our exciting new data platform. Read more and take a peek!

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Open data driving social impact

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Open data driving social impact

Last week Steven Revill Co-Founder - COO of UrbanTide gave a presentation on Open Data Driving Social Impact to the Change Managers Network.  If you missed the webinar, you can watch it below. 

The Scottish Government Open Data Strategy and Resource Pack outlines that open data initiatives can improve public sector service delivery and support innovation. This webinar will explore this potential and dig deeper into the possibilities for using open data to drive social impact. 

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17 key messages from #DataImpact2016 Glasgow

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17 key messages from #DataImpact2016 Glasgow

Last week we participated in the UK Data Services #DataImpact2016 event. We listened to key data innovators from Scotland who shared their knowledge and vision around data, the future of data and how data can and will impact our lives, socio-economic and political environment in the future. Read our summary of the event in the form of 17 key takeaway messages. 

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Open data training for Scotland's public sector

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Open data training for Scotland's public sector

We are halfway through delivering a year-long programme of free open data training for Scottish public sector organisations on behalf of Scottish Government. From talking to over 100 people in 16 sessions since November 2015, we’ve gathered substantial insight and feedback from people at all levels in public services...

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Future City Glasgow is OPEN

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Future City Glasgow is OPEN

In 2013, Glasgow beat a host of other UK cities to win funding worth £24 Million from Innovate UK to explore innovative ways to use technology and data to make life in the city safer, smarter and more sustainable.

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