Fancy giving up your lunch break to support an open technology trial?

That’s the ask from Bristol Is Open, a joint R&D venture between University of Bristol and Bristol City Council in the development of a Smart City technologies and Future Communications.

Between 18 and 22 September, they would like you to join them on an interactive, digital treasure hunt around Bristol’s city centre, discovering some of the city’s hidden gems as you go. All you’ll need is an Android device and a sense of adventure. Find out more about how the game works and get inspired by watching this short video:

The game requires teams of three to six players to sign up and download the trial app on an Android device. The players will then navigate their way around the city, led by the app, finding clues to solve a puzzle. The whole thing should take 45 minutes to an hour, and will help to prove some really ground-breaking networking technology. Find out more about the technology here.

Interested in finding out more about Bristol Is Open? You can contact with any questions about the trial, or the project more generally.

The trial game was developed by Interdigital Europe in collaboration with CTVC, and is part of an European-funded project called POINT.