Smart City Roadmap
Birmingham has many initiatives and partnerships aiming to improve the city and much good work is being done with Birmingham organisations who are actively contributing towards making Birmingham a smarter city.
HS2 Digital Futures Prospectus
The GBSLEP HS2 programme board have commissioned Digital Birmingham to produce a 'Digital Futures Prospectus'. This will set out a vision and strategy to inform and influence how HS2 investment can use existing and future technologies.
Project DISC (Data-driven Interactive Smart Decision Toolkit)
The aim of this project is to use data, technology and strong citizen engagement to address the city’s and region’s growth challenges and reduce inequalities, using HS2 and Birmingham's canal network as test cases.
A partnership programme of activity to grow a network of Birmingham young coders that will support young people to do good things with open data and coding
The Share-PSI 2.0 Thematic Network brings together a very broad range of stakeholders to collaborate and in the re-use of public sector information and to help them to reach consensus on technical standards, complementing existing and ongoing initiatives in the domain.
The Connection Voucher Scheme has now been suspended
The available funds are close to being fully committed and Digital Birmingham cannot accept any new applications.
DISCOVER - Skills for Carers
DISCOVER is creating a new service to deliver digital skills training to carers that will help them use technology in ways that will support and enhance their caring role.
The Greater Birmingham Digital Academy
The Academy aims to provide digital business support skills to over 400 small and medium businesses across the GBSLEP areas to enhance their economic growth capabilities.
Birmingham Data & Skills Hub
Funding from the Cabinet Office supports the release of data and help citizens, communities, third sector to understand the value of open data.
Service Directory & Referral System (My Work Journey)
Development of an online information, monitoring and support facility that will provide better access to services to help unemployed people in Birmingham back into work.
Small Business Digital Capability Challenge Fund
Together with the GBSLEP, the team have secured funding to assist in developing a business support package which helps SMEs improve their digital skills and ultimately trade and grow online.
Wireless in Public Buildings
This project has been designed to bridge the digital divide in Birmingham by successfully installing free public access Wi-Fi to over 200 public buildings across the city.
Birmingham Free Wi-Fi
Free outdoor WiFi is available in Birmingham city centre following a new roll-out of the wireless service from Virgin Media Business.
Complex Challenges Innovative Cities
This aims to improve regional policies by enhancing innovation in the public sector and increasing partnership collaboration between local and regional stakeholders
Start-ups Optimising Urban Life with Future Internet
A call for SME's and web entrepreuneurs that will provide start-up funding & business support for bringing new web apps and products into market.
SMARTSPACES (Saving Energy in Europe's Public Buildings Using ICT) is a three year European Union project funded through the Competitiveness & Innovation Framework Programme.
Aston Computers in the Home
The groundbreaking 'Computers in the Home' initiative saw over 700 Aston families to benefit from a computer
Birmingham Civic Dashboard
The Birmingham Civic Dashboard, funded by Nesta, was one of the first UK projects combining public data and civil engagement.
Keeping IT in the Family
Keeping IT in the Family is a paper based toolkit, designed to enable children to be the teachers within their families when it comes to ICT skills.
Universal Credit Pilot
The aim of the project was to track a customer's housing journey from start to finish making improvements along the way, using a Digital Log Book.