Manchester-I Launch

Time: 09.30am-12.00pm

Venue: Manchester Central Library

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The University of Manchester, along with Manchester City Council and Clicks & Links, invite you to a drop in session between 9.30am and 12pm on Wednesday 29th of November at the Central Library to discuss and explore the concept of Manchester-I, the long-term vision for a City Data Management system.

There are an increasing number of data sources producing real-time data within Greater Manchester. Exploiting these data sources gives us opportunities to maximise the performance of the city infrastructure and improve the experience of residents, visitors and businesses.

The availability of open data can stimulate the creation of digital products and services that enhance people’s lives. Data can also inform the long-term development of a city, with planners able to better understand the constraints resulting from the existing infrastructure.

This event will introduce the concept of Manchester-I, a portal for city-related data that aims to improve the different aspects of the city life through a data-centric approach to governance, business and community.

In this early stage of the development of Manchester-I, we are leveraging smart-city projects currently run in Manchester to collect and offer access to data from a number of different sources.

There will be a short presentation introducing Manchester-I at 9.45 followed by a chance to discuss the vision and explore the current system.

Manchester-I has been developed by the University of Manchester, and is funded by Triangulum, a European Research and Innovation project based in the Manchester Oxford Road Corridor, exploring innovative solutions to energy efficiency, sustainable urban transport and ICT challenges.

Register for the event here