Tag: ODI

ODI Futures: How open innovation will transform agriculture

On 3 December we held an event focusing on the future of agriculture, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Chaired by ODI Head of Research Dr Tom Heath, it gathered stakeholders in the sector to

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Open data in Austria: a strategy also shared with the private sector

Companies, NGOs, industries, research centres, scientists and citizens in Austria can now publish their own data under an open license though a dedicated portal, Martin Kaltenböck, from Austrian-based Semantic Web Company, said during the ODI Summit 2015 last November. While

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RSS urges new commission to ‘consider data as infrastructure’

The RSS, together with the Open Data Institute, has written a letter to the chair of the new newly created National Infrastructure Commission, urging it to consider data as infrastructure that is fundamental to the operation of a modern society

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OpenAQ Presentation at Open Data Institute Summit in November 2015, London, UK

A short presentation from the 2015 Open Data Institute Summit on the need for easily accessible real-time air quality data and the OpenAQ… Continue reading on Medium »

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Amanda Smith wins Bloomberg Open Technology Award

Last month Amanda Smith, formerly ODI Community Engagement Manager and now ODI Account Manager, won the Bloomberg Open Technology Award, a WISE Award for female role models making a difference in open source communities Amanda on stage with HRH The

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A year in open data: Breathe Heathrow informs policy making

Access to data can bring objectivity and insight to highly polarised debates. By involving communities in collecting and publishing data, OpenSensors.io and the ODI demonstrated how both citizens and policy makers can become better informed about issues of local and

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A year in open data: How ODI paved the way for a stronger data infrastructure in 2015

At the ODI, we work with external partners to shape, create and promote the social, environmental and economic benefits that open data can… Continue reading on Medium »

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Open data and journalism

The relationship between open data and journalism is a complex one. No one questions the desirability of good journalism and the value of open data but both are under threat. British print circulation…

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How To Build A Business From Open Data, Part 1

How do you build a business from open data? This was the question that we had on our mind as we recently took part in the Open Data… Continue reading on Medium »

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Re-engaging with our external data users

  On Tuesday night some of us from across government departments involved in the Government Data Programme caught up with a group of external data users over a few mince pies. As always it was good to hang out with

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