Discover your digital career at C4DI!

Discover your digital career at C4DI!

Students are being urged to attend a special event spotlighting the vast array of exciting careers available in digital technology.

Hull’s Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub is holding a Digital Expo at Ron Dearing UTC aimed at putting potential future tech stars in the picture about the amazing opportunities digital careers offer.

The 3D Printing Sector Set To Eggs-plode During Next Two Years

The 3D Printing Sector Set To Eggs-plode During Next Two Years

Alex Youden, Founder of C4DI-based 3D printing company NFire Labs, has teamed up with entrepreneur Mike White to develop and create the Smart Egg: the device that helps you to hatch eggs.

We spoke to the 3D printing wizard to find out how this emerging technology is transforming the product development and manufacturing process.

“3D printing is impacting the warehouse, production and logistics industries thanks to its ability to manufacture any part at any time quickly and efficiently,” Alex enthuses.

Upstream Health Gains Accreditation To Supply Healthcare Software to the NHS.

Upstream Health Gains Accreditation To Supply Healthcare Software to the NHS.

Upstream Health - the C4DI-based startup that specialises in innovative technology and software solutions for the health and social care sector - is currently making huge strides towards their goal of becoming a leading provider of digital healthcare solutions.

Recently, digital healthcare experts have gained several UK government accreditations, as well as two prestigious grants to help them transform the lives of patients and clinicians across the world…

Mark Kensett On Capturing Culture

Mark Kensett On Capturing Culture

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you may have seen Mark Kensett snapping his way around the C4DI building, taking shots of our coworking spaces, upstairs offices, meeting areas and community members. Mark is a freelance photographer, specialising in commercial shots, people, food and travel. We spoke with our resident cameraman to chat about the art of capturing the community spirit and culture of businesses and organisations…

The Not So Obvious Reasons Your Teams Are Underperforming

The Not So Obvious Reasons Your Teams Are Underperforming

Imagine you are sitting in an airport waiting for your flight. The airport is busy and you are at that low ebb in the day where you are looking for any external stimulus to get you through the boredom. You look around in the hope of seeing something entertaining and you notice two pilots walking down the concourse in the general direction of the boarding gates where you are waiting.

It’s Time To Wake Up To (Augmented) Reality

It’s Time To Wake Up To (Augmented) Reality

C4DI corporate members Eon Visual Media recently hosted an intriguing conference to shed some light on augmented reality (AR), a sector that is set to be worth almost £8 billion by 2023.

Specialising in web design and app development, the step into the fascinating world of AR was a natural one for Eon. The growing team of digital experts and creatives frequently utilise the emerging technology to help their customers grow and expand.

We spoke with Managing Director Matt Dass and Head of App, Design and Web James Cherry to discover more about how organisations can use AR to improve multiple facets of their business.

C4DI-Based Developers Create a New Age for Smart Heating

C4DI-Based Developers Create a New Age for Smart Heating

Ideal Boilers has over a century of experience in British manufacturing and the company continuously strives to meet the ever-changing demands of the heating industry.

Now, the international firm takes its next steps into the Smart Heating arena by partnering with C4DI members Sauce, to create an application that seamlessly fuses with their iconic models.

Ideal commissioned the creative software development team to design a digital solution that gives customers full control of the heating in their home, from anywhere in the world.

Arco Raises £487 For Local Children's Charity

Arco Raises £487 For Local Children's Charity

C4DI Corporate Members Arco organised a day of fundraising activities at their Digital Department offices, which raised almost £500 for local organisation Child Dynamix.

"We put on a day of Nintendo Wii tournaments and a bake-off," Jon Baker, Systems Analyst at the safety wear and equipment company, tells us.

"It was a fantastic day and with sponsorship from Nibble and other Hull-based companies,  we were able to offer some brilliant prizes to the winners, raising the stakes when it came to people digging in their pockets for donation money."

On the day, the team raised an incredible £243.50, which Arco then match-funded to double the figure and provide even more support to Child Dynamix.

Hull Digital Awards: Just Over Two Weeks Until Submission Deadline

Hull Digital Awards: Just Over Two Weeks Until Submission Deadline

Entries for the Hull Digital Awards close on Sunday 5 August, with the ceremony taking place on Thursday 20 September.

If you haven't already nominated your business, or another project close to your heart, here's why you should complete that entry form today.

"The Hull Digital Awards allows the digital community to celebrate the cutting-edge work taking place in the region," explains Matt Gibson, Co-Founder of Sauce.

Photograph courtesy of Mark Kensett

Trident Acquires Australia’s leading Boutique Pre-Press Creative Agency DGC

Trident Acquires Australia’s leading Boutique Pre-Press Creative Agency DGC

C4DI Corporate Members, global pre-media specialist company, Trident, is extremely proud to announce the acquisition of DGC (Digital Graphic Communications) Sydney Australia. The two
companies have been working together as Strategic Partners for over 4 years within the
Fast Moving Consumer Good (FMCG) industry, locally and globally.

Trident is a global supplier of graphics production and pre-media services to over 2,000
of the world’s leading consumer brands…

Hiring a developer: what your startup needs to know

Hiring a developer: what your startup needs to know

Whether you to choose to hire a developer who’ll become a permanent fixture or a contractor, there are many obstacles you’ll need to overcome to find a person who’s the right fit.

But before you jump feet first into the recruitment process, we’ve spoken to some exciting startups to discover the biggest risks and rewards you’ll uncover when hiring a developer.

Quantum Computing: Revolutionising Medicine, Science and Engineering

Quantum Computing: Revolutionising Medicine, Science and Engineering

In the next decade, we could see computers uncovering some of life’s most prominent puzzles, from world hunger to global warming.

Quantum computing is a mind-boggling topic. However, we have software developer and quantum enthusiast, Steve Bowman, on hand to explain some of the basic principles and how these machines are set to transform the world…

Changing the Way We Live, Work and Play With Microcontrollers

Changing the Way We Live, Work and Play With Microcontrollers

C4DI member Hayden Barton has hit the papers this week after his success building the world's smallest Arduino - a piece of hardware that has the ability to interact and control all sorts of everyday electronic objects.

We spoke with the inspiring and gifted 22-year-old to find out more about his work and how these tiny microcontrollers are changing the way we live, work and play.