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Digital Birmingham are part of Birmingham City Council’s Economy Directorate leading on the region’s digital and smart city strategy to attract and manage digital investment that will ensure a sustainable and inclusive economy for all sectors of city life.
About Digital Birmingham
Digital Birmingham are at the forefront of leading the region’s digital and Smart Cities development, working collaboratively with varied clients and partners across the public, private, academia and third sector to attract and manage digital investment and uptake.
We have gained a track record of success in designing, testing and mainstreaming digital and ICT innovation to support more effective service delivery shaped by the needs and wants of citizens and support business to create new innovations and applications.
Our work to support sustainable economic and civic growth in an inclusive way has included expansion of a £40M digital infrastructure programme to the LEP region with achievements covering:
- the establishment of the largest free City Centre public Wi-Fi network
- the installation of the UK’s first public buildings free and sustainable Wi-Fi network using energy efficient green technologies covering over 200 public buildings
- the establishment of the West Midlands Public Service Network (WMPSN)
- the roll out of the Government’s voucher connectivity scheme which benefited thousands of SME’s within Birmingham and neighbouring LEP’s
- the establishment of Digital Academy programme to strengthen the digital skills capacity of businesses. With one of the most extensive and validated databases of regional SMEs and regular ‘DOWNLOAD’ newsletter we ensure that essential digital news and offers are on support for regional businesses.
Our Birmingham Smart City Roadmap
, is a collaborative and ambitious framework providing a clear set of actions for the future city. It is applying new and integrated ways of using internet based technologies, data, the city’s infrastructure, assets and active involvement of citizens and businesses to tackle local problems such as skills, jobs, healthy ageing and mobility to build a more resilient future city.
Our lead on development of Birmingham’s Data Factory
provides the foundation to work with regional stakeholders to create a vibrant Information Marketplace to exchange, trade and access open and real time data and facilitate the growth of open data surgeries to build skills in communities’ use of data; already Birmingham is recognised as one of the top 15 UK cities for open data, made possible through development of a thriving data community and city partners making their data available.
We are passionate about helping the city and wider region to make the most of technology, connectivity and data to create a place that works more effectively and sustainably bringing with it greater opportunities and offer:
- Inside track knowledge of how the public sector works and the role of technology to support service transformation
- Strong partnerships, contacts and networks inside and out to broker and test innovation as well as bring together winning consortia to access funding (regional, national and EU) for digital and smart initiatives
- Strong project management skills for successful delivery - Prince 2 and MSP qualified
- Provide reach through extensive business (validated database of over 55,000 regional SMEs) and provide strategic advice, influence and guidance as members of groups at regional and community networks, national and European level like the UK Smart Cities Forum, Board of Cities Institute, WM Open Data Forum and Eurocities Knowledge Society Forum
We are keen to collaborate and work with partners on projects and activities, so please get in touch if we can be of help or if you would like to explore an idea with us.
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Related Business Support Programmes
No programs are currently available.
Intellectual Property Office Digital Workshop Every Business Owns IP How Does It Affect You?’
Tuesday 17th October
This workshop is suited to all digital businesses wanting to know more about creating value from Intellectual Property.
‘Data as an asset workshop for the Health and Social Care sector’
Wednesday 25th October
This workshop is suited to all businesses wishing to explore data-asset use cases for the health and social care sector.
Big Data Corridor Platform A business gate for sourcing and modelling Open Data
Tuesday 31st October
Whether you have some prior knowledge of Open Data, work in a related field, or are completely new to
it, this introductory workshop will give you a better understanding on how Open Data has the power to
fuel economic growth, job creation, innovation and new business opportunities.
An Overview of Transport in the West Midlands
Thursday 2nd November
This workshop is beneficial to all businesses looking to engage with the region’s transport sector.
Helping business access NHS markets
Tuesday 7th November
This interactive workshop is ideal for healthcare, life sciences, medical technology, digital and diagnostics companies who are seeking opportunities to collaborate with the NHS.
Data as an asset workshop for the education sector
Wednesday 8th November
This workshop is suited to all businesses wishing to explore data-asset use cases for the education sector.
Managing Finance in Your Growing Business
Thursday 16th November
This workshop is suited to businesses of any size and will be tailored to those attending the session on the day, particularly looking at the financial challenges facing growing businesses.
An Introduction to APIs
Tuesday 28th November
In this workshop participants will learn all about APIs – what are they and how to get started using them. This is an introductory level course that will walk through what it takes for companies to link their systems together.
Cybersecurity risk and reality
Wednesday 6th December
This workshop aims to make participants aware of cyber-threats to their businesses, and will provide some principles and intellectual tools that can be applied to make organisations more resilient.