Elizabeth Truss has encouraged farmers and the food industry to seize the opportunities offered by open data as the global population grows towards 9 billion.The Secretary of State was speaking at an Open Data Institute conference: ODI Futures Agriculture, December 2, where she reiterated …

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In the run-up to our ODI Futures event on Agriculture in partnership with Defra, we asked CABI’s Martin Parr to share his thoughts on how data can be used in agriculture, along with the benefits, and challenges, that come with …

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On November 5th 2015, I had the opportunity -not to mention the pleasure- to follow my very first open data related seminar entitled “Open Data in a Day for Business”, organized by the ODI Athens node…

In April 2015, agriculture company Syngenta published its first open datasets as part of The Good Growth Plan, with a view to improving global resource efficiency, soil and biodiversity conservation, and the prosperity of small farms in developing countries. But …

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‘No more crossed wires’: how open innovation is born from company collaboration Open Data Institute trainer Ben Cave shares the wide benefits of the open approach taken with eLearning developer Sponge UK in collaborating on the newly launched European Data …

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The Open Data Institute (ODI) have selected Bristol as a network node in its worldwide project supporting the global aim of catalysing open data culture in the UK. Founded by Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI is an …

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Last week we were delighted to hear the announcement that Code The City have been approved as a node of the Open Data Institute (ODI). Some more places to look for #OpenData inspiration says @watty62 #opendatascotland pic.twitter.com/VvOx2uSyFL — OpenData-Aha! (@OpenDataAha) …

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Posts about Manchester are few are far between on this blog and for good reason – its relationship to tech for transparency in Africa is tangential at best. Yet the annual Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit, which was held last …

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Open Utility was at the ODI Summit on Tuesday. As #ODISummit trended on Twitter, the day’s speakers largely showcased their ideas and innovations around the summit’s theme ‘Generation Open’: innovators and entrepreneurs, customers and citizens, students and parents who embrace …

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