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Predictions for the Future of the City

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Predictions for the Future of the City

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.

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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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Welcome to the maze of open data licensing

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Welcome to the maze of open data licensing

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.

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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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Super secure smart cities

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Super secure smart cities

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.

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Is open data the death of FOI?

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Is open data the death of FOI?

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!

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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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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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