Big Data Corridor

Project timeframe: 2016 - 2019

The Big Data Corridor project is funded by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (Project no. 12R16P00220) and match-funded by six Project Partners - Birmingham City Council, Aston University, Birmingham City University, EnableID, Innovation Birmingham and West Midlands Combined Authority.

Project Partners will work together to help businesses in Birmingham and Solihull area to understand the benefits and ways of using data from Internet of Things and Data Economy environment for development of new products and services. The core of the project will constitute the development of a data rich environment – data analysis and visualisation platform. The platform will combine open data from various sources - transport, energy, healthcare and other sectors - with data from new ‘disruptive technology’ implementations, such as photonics (smart lighting; optical fiber sensing) or weather adaptive street lights.

The project has a specific focus on challenges of East Birmingham area - health, well-being and mobility. Among the project objectives is the development of six smart demonstrator activities for the area. The Project will run for 3 years, until the autumn of 2019. Overall it aims to provide funding and assistance to 125 local businesses and is estimated to create 56 new jobs.

Visit the project website here for more information.

Big Data Project partners include:

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Fiona Ollerenshaw, Programme Manager for the Big Data Corridor speaking at the Women in Business Expo on 22 June 2018