Birmingham looks to smart future
TALKING CHANGE: Our latest DigitalAgenda podcast comes from Birmingham, England’s second city, where Julian Blake talks to Dr David Hardman, chief executive of the city’s Innovation Birmingham Campus facility, about startups, accelerators and the challenges of the smart city. (more…)
Rising to the MassChallenge
TALKING CHANGE: This month in London, US-founded MassChallenge opened the doors of its Tobacco Dock UK base to give visitors a glimpse inside what it describes as “the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet”. We spoke to six of the best founder teams about their missions and their technologies. (more…)
Cities rise to the challenge
TALKING CHANGE: UK cities face mega-challenges, from climate change to ageing populations. In Leeds, innovators are working to build digital solutions – particularly with data – to address them. Julian Blake talks change in Yorkshire’s biggest city with two people helping to drive digital innovation there – Paul Connell of ODI Leeds and Emma Cheshire of Futurelabs and Dotforge. (more…)
Talking change: future digital cities
TALKING CHANGE: Cities face major challenges ahead, like an ageing population, climate change and a lack of democratic engagement. Technology could and will help to address many of these challenges. Julian Blake visits Newcastle and talks to one of the UK’s most respected planners, alongside a true pioneer of internet of things, about the future of their home city.
Talking change: the innovators
TALKING CHANGE: Starting up is tough, but starting up when you want to make a positive impact on the world as well as make money is tougher still. In this first DigitalAgenda podcast, Julian Blake talks to three social entrepreneurs about their ideas, their technologies and their chosen routes to business and social success.