Digital Birmingham is a Birmingham City Council initiative and part of a city wide strategic partnership of more than 40 public, private and voluntary organisations
Digital technologies hold the key to Birmingham's future growth and economic success.Our focus on the development of global technologies for communication, investment in the infrastructure to develop a first class connected city and the development of outstanding interactive and collaborative content will complement and strengthen all activities across the city.
Through Digital Birmingham, the city has a focus for innovation and action. You can find out more about the projects we have been involved in through the links below:
Projects we have been involved in...
is the Birmingham vision. The aim is to create sustainable and cohesive digitally enabled communities by creating a framework to support exchange between Community and Voluntary organisations.
DC10 is supporting Digital Birmingham in a unique language/health project. The resource is aiming to develop language skills through interaction with a discussion on diabetes.
will help households cut energy bills through a revolutionary new online energy 'dashboard'. DEHEMS is led by Manchester City Council.
Digital Birmingham has worked closely with the schools to highlight what technology initiatives they are participating in, projects/activities the school is particularly proud of and would like to share with other Digital Schools.
A Digital Week in November 2011 brings together a complementary set of activities by multiple partners to demonstrate leading edge and commercial application of technology.
In the Aston Pride area of Birmingham where the majority of residents are from ethnic minority groups and where English for many is not their first language, there was a health education need around diabetes awareness and control.
Birmingham - A leading digital city, 2010
During Autumn 2010, Birmingham hosted and organised a series of successful linked events to profile the digital credentials of the city.
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is a programme led by Coventry University in partnership with key public and private sector organisations to address key urban issues relating to transport, tourism, security and climate change through the exploitation of information technology.
It combines a range of data including traffic congestion, car parking availability and bus scheduling to provide real time location-specific tracking information through one platform. The concept would present the commuter and visitor with information specific to where they are at the point of enquiry.
This project has been working with twenty local authorities to learn about the challenges associated with providing spread out information in one place for public use.
Birmingham City Council is one of ten English councils who have been awarded funding from the Communities and Local Government department to create new digital resources to enable citizens to better contribute to local decision-making.
The Web 2.0/Social Media project helps small businesses understand how they might stimulate demand, improve and increase business by using social media.
Funded by WNF (Working Neighbourhood Fund) and delivered in partnership with Birmingham City University the project comprised of a number of events and 16 business assists.
Digital Birmingham successfully completed a three month pilot which ended in September, with a number of teams within Birmingham City Council (BCC). Currently, the City Council spends over £7 million on travel, and with ambitious CO2 reduction targets is exploring ways to make savings using an online teleconferencing tool.
This website is a guide to information and services that you may find useful if you are new to our city or if you are working with people who are newly arrived.