Plans to establish Open Data Institute published

Plans to establish Open Data Institute published

22 May 2012

The government’s vision to establish a world-leading centre to drive innovation and growth through exploiting the opportunities created by an open data policy has come closer to reality with the publication of plans to establish an Open Data Institute in London.

The Technology Strategy Board is helping to develop the Open Data Institute (ODI) which will be co-directed by Professor Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt and will be based in Shoreditch, East London. The government has committed up to £10 million over five years to support the ODI, first announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in November last year.

The first of its kind in the world, the ODI will become the 'go to' venue for companies, institutions, universities, governments and other organisations seeking to create new products, develop entrepreneurial opportunities and generate economic growth from Open Data.  The ODI will focus on helping them to identify those opportunities, overcome the challenges, and develop the economic business case in Open Data work to drive investment.

The aim is for the ODI to be open for business by September 2012.

View the plan for the Open Data Institute here

View the press release here

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Last updated on Tuesday 22 May 2012 at 16:31

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