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Manchester Smart City 2012 Event 4 Part 2

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  • set up as ltd. September 2009. Robot Hackday first event.
  • over 50 user groups in the two years
  • mitch altman hackday 2 sessions with NoiseBridge man, daytime and evening 9 workshops open day
  • hack crafts day - bridging tech and crafts, making with arduinos & lilypads Open Hackdays
  • permaculture and sustainability networks - allowing film showings, workshops, food shares, and general meetings
  • manchester permaculture network showing how to make cooking devices from junk
  • one of our first motivations - so groups don ’ t meet in pubs, fight with DJs, have to drink, and have working wifi! 35/40 9 workshops
  • girl geek afternoon tea - female-run and family friendly space providing peer groups and workshops for women in technology
  • Idea ‘ broker ’ between technologists and voluntary groups - provide responsive best practices, reduce costs and increase reach
  • NetTuesday - a global series of monthly events which bring education and ideas, share experiences with VSO
  • in:processing set up to bridge arts, technology and performance
  • Training and workshops, events. Have run workshops externally for MMU, HyperIsland, WEA, Cornerhouse
  • Omniversity started in Feb 2011. Run 15 courses so far, and planning more
  • code computer love
  • Public Engagement for citizen science with MMU, Wellcome Trust
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    • 1. Manchester City Region: Manchester Digital Development Agency: MDDA set up in 2004 to coordinate Digital Agenda for the city region Dave Carter, Head, MDDA, Manchester City Council. UK.
    • 2.
      • Manchester’s Digital Agenda
      • Smart, inclusive & sustainable growth
      • Green & Digital
      • Transformational public services – e-Government + e-Services
      • Open Innovation, Open Data & Open Networks
      • Future Internet enabled Smart Cities
          • Internet of Things + Cloud + Open Data + + +
      • Manchester Living Lab open innovation test-bed
      • Partner networks: Manchester Digital trade association
      • MadLab – Manchester Digital Lab
    • 3.  
    • 4.
      • Manchester
      • - transitions
      • ‘ original, modern’ city
      • ‘ shock’ of rapid industrialisation
      • legacy of urbanisation
      • impact of de-industrialisation
      • a ‘tale of two cities’ from the start
      • poverty and pollution alongside wealth and culture
      • de-population: from 750,000 to 420,000
      • 21 st century growth: now nearly 500,000 people
    • 5.  
    • 6.
      • Innovation, Creativity and Diversity
      • “ Technology, Talent and Tolerance” Richard Florida.
      • Largest urban regeneration programme in the UK
      • Transformational Infrastructure (mobility, digital, energy)
      • User driven open innovation – Living Labs
      • Co-creation – co-production
        • innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs
        • building, operating and owning infrastructure
        • user generated content and services
        • generating global skills and jobs locally
      • ‘ Smart Cities’
    • 7. What is a Fab Lab? "A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a fully kitted fabrication workshop which gives everyone in the community from small children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to turn their ideas and concepts into reality." Manchester has been chosen as the first city in the UK to host a Fab Lab, a community inventors' workshop where new products can be built by both businesses and individuals. It was born out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology see about us for more info. www.fablabmanchester.org
    • 8. Thank You! [email_address]
    • 9.  
    • 10. Free , not-for-profit , volunteer run central space for creative technologists , artists , critical practitioners to support serendipitous cross-over and signposting
    • 11. Grass Roots Community Space
    • 12.  
    • 13. Learning by doing
    • 14.  
    • 15.  
    • 16. Supporting alternative & sustainable practices
    • 17.  
    • 18. Space for user groups & peer learning
    • 19.  
    • 20. Supporting Voluntary Sector Organisations
    • 21.  
    • 22. Digital Creatives
    • 23.  
    • 24. Workshops
    • 25.
      • http://omniversity.madlab.org.uk /
      • @Omniveristy
    • 26.  
    • 27.
      • http://diybio.madlab.org.uk /
      • @diybiomcr
    • 28.  
    • 29. Thanks!
      • http://madlab.org.uk /
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]
      • @MadLabUK
    • 30.  
    • 31. 10 years old “ By, for and of” the member businesses Funded by member subscriptions Close working relationship with MDDA
    • 32.  
    • 33.