Bath:Hacked in the News

23 Oct 2015

Bath: Hacked is a joint council/community initiative that aims to put open data and smart thinking at the heart of the city of Bath. Its mission is to bring bright people and quality data together to do useful things for the community.

So it was great to hear that Digital Economy minister Ed Vaizey recognised the work of Bath Hacked in a speech to parliament on Thursday 22 October 2015 saying, ‘We continue to support tech hubs all across the country and I was particularly pleased to recognise Bath Hacked in a speech yesterday I gave on smarter cities where Bath is leading the way in smart city technology and the internet of things. They are so high tech they would be the perfect place to set the next Bond movie when it is set in the UK.’

After leaving the debate local MP Ben Howlett commented, ‘It is great to hear that the Government recognises the tech hub which exists in Bath and Bristol and the huge impact it has on our economy. Bath: Hacked is leading the innovations with technology, putting open data and smart thinking at the heart of the economy. I was honoured to be asked to judge their summer event, where I enjoyed listening to some fascinating solutions to local problems using open data. I whole heartedly agree with Ed Vaizey that Bath would be a fantastic setting for the next Bond movie and I look forward to welcoming them to the city.’