Sync the City 2015 The winners are…

From 115 participants, 26 pitches, 18 mentors and 4 judges over 54 hours 14 new businesses were born this year at Norwich’s Sync the City. Startup ideas ranged from a Christmas Wish List to NHS recruitment, the full list: Prompto – Digital support and monitoring system for independent people who suffer from memory dysfunction. Everyday […]

Sync The City 2015 Day 2 Meet the Teams

The teams are getting more defined. Here are the teams names with a brief description of each. Although in the nature of any startup these may change as the teams pivot into a potentially better idea. Gordon Bleu – the smart recipe search engine Zest – learning has never been easier, teaching has never been […]

The US Embassy visit Sync the City

Sync The City 2015 Day 2 Midday Update

We are now well into day 2 of Sync the City 2015. We had a surprise visit from the US Embassy, yes for real! The teams are now settling into their business ideas, starting their research and a few have applications or platforms already under construction. We didn’t want to interrupt them too much but a […]

Dangerous images: can computers sense peril from photos?

Dangerous images: can computers sense peril from photos? Prof Richard Harvey, School of Computing Sciences Julian Study Centre lecture theatre, UEA Regrettably ‘Peril Sensitive Sunglasses’ as previewed in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy are not a reality. But UEA researchers have been looking into images that are associated with criminality and misbehaviour.  From pornography […]

Sync the City the Pitches

Sync The City Pitches 2015

Tonight saw 115 people witness 26 pitches from this years Sync the City attendees. All had a minute each to deliver their business idea. Voting then began. The audience selected their favourite business ideas. Leaving 14 new business leaders ready to form their teams. Over the next hour all participants gravitated towards the business idea that most […]


The NorDevCon 2016 Agenda is Now Live

The NorDevCon 2016 agenda is now live on the NorDevCon website and you can view it here: http://www.nordevcon.com/agenda/ NorDevCon runs from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th of February 2016. Highlights this year include keynotes from Michael Feathers, Jon Jagger and Richard Astbury. Michael Feathers Feature Orthogonality and Health In Large Code Bases Jon Jagger Pair […]


Sync the City 2015 – What to Expect

Sync Norwich, UEA, Norfolk County Council, and Liquid 11 have joined together with other local sponsors to make this a weekend to remember. You will meet new people, learn more about the tech scene in Norwich, and work in a team to create your own start-up. Sync the City is a crash course in creating […]

Hot Source: FOURTH Talkie of 2015 – Inspiring Creative Innovation

Thank you to everyone who came to our talkies in March, June and September. You can now watch the March talkie about Crowdfunding and the June talkie about Incubating Innovationon YouTube. Thank you to Trett Films for filming and post production – and Grant Hardy at Liquid 11 for letting us use the super fast […]


When I Grow Up

The Harleston Cluster of 5 schools is planning an exciting event for all children in Years 3 – 8 on Tuesday 15th December 2015, to be held at Norwich Cathedral. Our focus for the day is ‘aspirations’ and we are calling the event “When I Grow Up”. Our vision for the morning activity (10:30-12:00) is […]


Get Go-ing: Google’s programming language Go

A wet Wednesday morning on October 21st, and Marty and the Doc were nowhere in sight. Thankfully Elliot Stoneham was, helming the aptly named GO learn(6*time.Hour) workshop in the boardroom of The King’s Centre. Arranged by NorDev, it aimed to give an introduction to Google’s programming language Go. After a rapid round of introductions, which […]


Epos Now’s innovative work on POS AppStore recognised with national retail award

British tech firm Epos Now has won ‘EPoS Innovation of the Year’ at the national Retail Systems Awards 2015, thanks to its revolutionary work developing the UK’s first point of sale (POS) AppStore. The young start-up, which is now the UK’s largest independent EPOS supplier, officially launched the AppStore earlier this year, making hundreds of […]

Join TrainAsONE, Rainbird & Made Agency

Web Developer, MADE Agency We are seeking a graduate (or equivalent) developer to join our team. You are required to have a solid and broad understanding of web technologies, and a genuine enthusiasm for front-end development. It is essential that you can demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and a commitment to improving your knowledge […]

Introducing you to the Sync the City 2015 mentors…

This year at Sync the city we will be bringing you a plethora of experienced mentors to help guide you through the 54 hours of designing, hacking and pitching your ideas.  Who know’s they may give you that gem of advice that helps you with £3,000 winning prize! Limited tickets now available, go to syncthecity.com […]

Government, policy and big data

Prof Helen Margetts, University of Oxford Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA This is the last in a series of public lectures addressing the role of big data in society. UEA is bringing experts from a range of firelds to Norwich to explore this fascinating subject. These lectures are designed to enjoyed by everyone and are aimed […]

Regulating big data: the view from Brussels

Giuseppe Abbamonte, European Commission Queens Building, room 1.03, UEA This is the third in a series of public lectures addressing the role of big data in society. UEA is bringing experts from a range of firelds to Norwich to explore this fascinating subject. These lectures are designed to be enjoyed by everyone and are aimed […]

Digital data and public services in the smart city

Tom Baker, BT Global Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA This is the second in a series of public lectures addressing the role of big data in society. UEA is bringing experts from a range of firelds to Norwich to explore this fascinating subject. These lectures are designed to enjoyed by everyone and are aimed at […]

Approaches to big data: climate change, health care, and privacy

Panel event: Prof Phil Jones, Climatic Research Unit, UEA Prof Ruth Hancock, Norwich Medical School, UEA Dr Paul Bernal, UEA Law School Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA The first in a series of lectures and panel debates exploring issues around big data. UEA experts from the fields of climate science, public health and privacy law […]

Learning Node

I recently found myself a little side project, which I decided I wanted to implement using Node.js. Although I did the Norfolk Developer’s Node.js workshop, it was quite a while ago and I don’t really remember much of it, so I asked Richard Astbury if he’d help me. Richard agreed and is writing a series […]

Access funding and support with Knowledge Transfer Network & Innovate UK

Whitespace Norwich presents… A Regional Business briefing from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK REGISTER HERE  –> EVENTBRITE Join us at Whitespace Norwich for an evening with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK aimed at creative, digital and design companies, looking to access funding and support to grow.   There will be presentations […]

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