Connection to some of the fastest fibre broadband in the UK for a rural Staffordshire community – through one of the first schemes of its kind nationally – has transformed day-to-day living and business operations. Villagers in Cotwalton, near Stone, have seen their broadband download speeds increase – from around 3Mpbs to more than 300Mbps […]
Discussions have started around developing a “deal” with Staffordshire University. At present these discussions are in the early stage. Reasons for the deal include: To develop shared workspaces, living hub, incubators, collision spaces and accelerators Innovation challenge programmes Access to skills and resources Developing further funding Visit the Staffordshire University website.
The Staffordshire Connected Roadworks Project (formerly the “Heineken Project”) is an Innovate UK-funded initiative that aims to reduce the impact of roadworks in Staffordshire. Together Amey, Staffordshire County Council, CSC, Elgin, Staffordshire University, Future Cities Catapult and Tenshi are developing a Smart City Platform to enable a more joined up way of planning and carrying […]
There is a lot of information available on Smart Cities, however, how relevant is this information for building a Smart County? On the surface, the geography and demographic differences might suggest a different approach is needed. In some ways this is true, place based approaches are essential for successful Smart strategies. But the basic principles […]
In their 2016 report, Nesta provided some insights of how councils will need to transform. In their publication – Connected Councils: A digital vision of Local Government in 2025 it sets a vision of where councils might be in 2025, but have we started on this journey? The report outlines innovative organisational structures, fluid job […]