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Birmingham stakes smart city claim

Could Birmingham have found its tech niche as a smart city innovator? With new initiatives up and running, it seems clear that England’s second city has moved on from its car-manufacturing-dominated past to face the future with projects that look to make the city a better place to live and work. Julian Blake reports. (more…)

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MyAgenda: Umesh Pandya

Not-for-profit Wayfindr is on a mission to empower the 285m people living with sight loss worldwide to take new journeys, increase confidence and open up new opportunities – with its Open Standard key to accessibility. Co-founder and chief executive Umesh Pandya takes our 10-question test. (more…)

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Smarter, greener, cleaner places

Our Impact Awards celebrate tech innovations that improve lives and the world around us. Three broad themes – people, places and business – frame the awards. Our second preview of shortlisted entries looks at innovations that make for better places under four categories of cities, climate, food and smart technology. (more…)