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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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.
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’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!
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.
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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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.
This blog post looks beyond the role of private sector as ‘just’ re-users of open data. And serves as a taster session for the various flavours of the private sector’s involvement in the open data ecosystem.
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.
Earlier this year we hosted a student, Christopher Lunny, as part of the Data Lab MSc programme. The goal of Christopher's MSc project with us was to test out U~SMART's real-time data performance using Transport for London Countdown API. We also wanted to answer this question: How well do the buses adhere to their timetables?
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...
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.