Document: Interest and activities in smart cities at the University of Oxford

University of Oxford has produced a document outlining its interest and activities in smart cities In May 2016, a survey was sent out across the University of Oxford, asking the following questions of research groups: Which group(s) are you part of, or responsible for? How do their activities relate to urban/smart-city themes (or to Oxford … Continue reading “Document: Interest and activities in smart cities at the University of Oxford”

Smart city projects showcase – great uses of IoT in urban contexts

By: Bryan Marshall, Head of IoT and AV Technology, Nominet When we first started out looking at smart cities as an active research topic, we soon noticed that there wasn’t a lot of publicly available data to understand what the true smart city landscape looked like. So, we asked Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino of Designswarm, a strategic … Continue reading “Smart city projects showcase – great uses of IoT in urban contexts”

Forthcoming hackathon – RiverHack 1.0

By: agile-ox October 14 @ 7:00 pm – October 15 @ 8:00 pm Oxford Hackspace, Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford OX1 1BY Join us for this community-built and -driven project, run by partners from Oxford Hackspace, Centre For Ecology and Hydrology, Agile Ox, Wild Oxfordshire, Earthwatch, and Downstreams.net. BACKGROUND Water quality is essential … Continue reading “Forthcoming hackathon – RiverHack 1.0”

How do we create the Healthy Cities of the future?

By: Oxford Brookes University In February 2016, Oxford Brookes revealed four new research projects which have received Newton Funding to support science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of targeted developing countries. Dr Tim Jones, Senior Research Fellow for Oxford Brookes’ School of Built Environment is undertaking a research project in … Continue reading “How do we create the Healthy Cities of the future?”

Oxford Workshop: Data Science for Local Government

By: Oxford Internet Institute 27th September 2016 A joint workshop between Oxford City Council, the Oxford Internet Institute and the Open Data Institute Convenors: Jonathan Bright (OII), Mark Fransham (OCC) and Richard Norris (ODI) Date: 27th of September 2016 Venue: Oxford Town Hall, Long Room Register here: Eventbrite registration page Download the programme, directions and … Continue reading “Oxford Workshop: Data Science for Local Government”

#StartedinOxford – exploring the incredible innovations from Oxford

By: Philippa Nuttall, Oxford University Innovation Oxford University is celebrating its spin-outs, start-ups, entrepreneurs that have helped to make Oxford one of the most innovative regions in the UK. University researchers have started over 60 companies since 2005 which is more than any other UK University. This year along, Oxford researchers have started 11 new companies! … Continue reading “#StartedinOxford – exploring the incredible innovations from Oxford”

Oxford University Hospitals selected as global digital exemplar

By: Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted and privileged to have been selected to be a global digital centre of excellence by the Department of Health. Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is one of 12 NHS trusts that will receive up to £10 million, having been designated as a … Continue reading “Oxford University Hospitals selected as global digital exemplar”

We need to talk about innovation

By: Dominic Browne, Surveyor magazine Oxfordshire CC is blazing a trail in future mobility. Its living laboratory approach, emphasis on collaborative procurement, use of intelligence clustering and willingness to push forward with ambitious schemes set it apart from the crowd.  What is innovation? Sadly, for many it has become little more than the latest buzzword. … Continue reading “We need to talk about innovation”

Getting started with TV White Space – Part 1: Initial Considerations

Anyone considering deploying a TV White Space network will have a problem in mind which they hope TVWS will be able to solve. We have been helping a variety of companies use TVWS to solve such problems, and would like to share some of our experience. This post covers some high-level considerations about whether TVWS … Continue reading “Getting started with TV White Space – Part 1: Initial Considerations”

Getting started with TV White Space – Part 2: Understanding Availability

This post talks in detail about the availability of TV White Space (TVWS), and how it must be taken into account when planning a TVWS network. Part 1 of this post covered high-level considerations of using TVWS to solve problems. What is TVWS Availability? TV White Space is spectrum left unused by primary users – … Continue reading “Getting started with TV White Space – Part 2: Understanding Availability”