Digital Birmingham is leading the Smart Cities agenda on behalf of Birmingham City Council. It is working with many of its strategic partners to ensure that we can maximise the city assets and resources and accelerate the release of data so that it can be used by businesses to create new applications, products and solutions to help the city achieve its strategic outcomes. The potential benefits of Public Service Information have been estimated by Deloitte at £1.8bn of direct value with wider social and economic benefits raising it to £6.8bn. The release of real time information by Transport for London has enabled new apps to be developed, promoting public usage and generating business opportunities.
The InfoLab21 event on 25 June at Lancaster University provides a great opportunity for businesses and organisations who work in app development or who have an interest in open Data to develop creative solutions for highways / street maintenance challenges and work on a competition entry for part of a £60K prize fund. The project is a TSB funded collaboration with Carillion, Balfour Beatty, Amey, InTouch, Lancaster and Birmingham Universities and we are looking to connect innovative SMEs with industry leaders. To register your interest click here
To download poster: DesigningSmartStreetsPoster