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The E-Health cluster newsltter brings you information about what is going in in the Digital Health field in Liverpool and the opportubnities that are available, from news and events to funding opportunities for the average everyday developer type.
Yes it is their first anniversary of a weekly newsletter for everyone out there interested in starting their own business especially in the digital or innovation sector.
"Welcome to the 1st anniversary edition of Liverpool StartupDigest! Hot on the heels of Manchester's second anniversary this week, we find ourselves at the grand old age of one."
I had an interesting conversation the other day about the digital divide in North Liverpool. For those of you not in the know, North Liverpool is one of the most socially and economically poorest areas in the country, surprising I know as the city of Liverpool had 3/4 of a Billion pounds pumped into it in the last Ten years. But I digress
We were discussing the problem of giving people greater access to the internet, and how this could be done, one of the solutions we thought it would be good to look at was to "WiFi bridge the digital divide".
You see there are businesses, community and voluntary organisations in the North Liverpool area who have Internet access, don't get me wrong this is no backwoods but the take up of of the internet by the wider community is smaller.
Here is a little map of my wanderings across Liverpool, it actually shows me nipping to the shop and then doubling back before I get to my destination. But is a great way of showing a walking route between 2 points, say for display on your website. A foot route from the train station to an event for instance.
It's created using GPS Draw for Android. Download and play
It didn't, I just needed a title I could buzz off. A quick proviso – this may turn into a rant and there is to much history for me to go into too much detail, so you'll just have to take what I say as read or exaggerated slightly as the case may be – but hopefully you'll get my point.
Last Night was the first Cultural Forum organised by Bido Lito Magazine – The forum had been called after a number of arts/clubs had been asked by the council to pay full whack rates rather than the 20% discretionary rates which they had received the year before – this situation had been handled badly by the council or their subcontractor and so some organisations were receiving demands for money which they just didn't have. The forum wasn't just called for these reasons but also because venues in the city have been hit with noise abatement orders making it difficult for them to operate
So I have been blogging for years now and like many people I fall into and out of love with it depending on how I am feeling but I am normally in love with it but it doesn't always appear so because I am always posting in so many different places.
It was only a couple of years ago when a friend a regular blogging and social media professional described my activity as prolific...... I would add maybe not focussed at times but yes I can be prolific at times. Because I am always blogging or posting on one site or another it often looks like I am not posting here on the Defnet Media site and I suppose I don't as I have a more personal blog on my other blog over at defnetmedia.com/blog but I am going to slowly phase that out even though I love it dearly as it has my oldest posts on it - many just made from my phone.
So I will be blogging here more often and I'll be dragging in some other content too and this will become more of a blog for Defnet Media rather than for me the editor (Neil Morrin).
Reposts - I will be posting some of my better and more popular pieces here from the many sites I post on but I will mark them as a repost just so it is made clear.
I'll also be reorganising this site as I have ignored it at times so I will learn to love it once more.
So expect more soon.
LJMU and FACT have been working with young researchers at The Studio School to investigate how online game Minecraft is supporting social creativity and design. Pop along and build your own Minecraft style structures using a robot, explore our interactive Minecraft world and see what we’ve done with 3D Printing! This WEEK!!!!!!!
Euclid, the UK's leading independent provider of EU funding information to the arts & culture sector, will be running one of their CulturEuro seminars in Liverpool next Monday, 10 March. This seminar will provide the latest details of the new EU funding programmes from 2014 relevant to the arts & culture sector, including Creative Europe, Erasmus Plus, Horizon 2020, Europe for Citizens, the new Structural Funds and Interreg, as well as opportunities for projects involving partnersoutside Europe.
Ignite Liverpool is an evening of lightening fast talks that inspire, amuse and enlighten. It has been taking place quarterly since 2010 and is organised by a group of volunteers who love enabling other people to share ideas and passions.
Their next event is on the 8th May at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street, Liverpool.
Ignite Liverpool has about 10-15 speakers who take to the stage to give a short 5 minute presentation on their chosen subject, yep we really did say presentation - we even insist on it being powerpoint..... but don't let that put you off as the presentation acts mainly as a backdrop to your talk, with the slides changing every 15 seconds as you go through your rehearsed talk.
The Big Chips are the longest running digital awards in the UK. Winning a Big Chip can make all the difference to your business and with the first two entries completely free of charge, can you afford not to enter?