The idea that “data is the new oil” has been thoroughly debunked in a number of places, most recently by John Naughton in the Guardian. The Open Data Institute always worked to correct this and have rightly emphasised the importance of treating data as infrastructure...
We’ve recently mentioned that we’re looking in detail at how data collaborations work in the context of the eCargo bike environmental sensor prototyping project…
Towards the end of last year we were lucky enough to be successful in a bid to the South West Creative Technology Network’s Data Prototyping Programme.
In 2020 we achieved a milestone that is very near to our hearts: we were awarded the Social Enterprise Mark. This means we are accredited as a genuine social enterprise
We’re delighted to have been announced as one of six organisations taking part in an international peer learning network for data collaborations, hosted by the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Microsoft
Alongside our successful bid with Pollenize to the South West Creative Technology Network’s Data Prototyping Programme, we are also being supported with a different, yet equally exciting collaboration between us and Bikespace CIC.
We’ve been lucky enough to be successful in landing a little bit of work recently and so have the chance to bring someone else on board temporarily. We’re a good team to work with who are always looking to do interesting and socially useful things.
So the UK now has a National Data Strategy which seems to be experiencing successive phases of consultation – something we welcome as the topic is developing quite fast.
This summer I returned home to California for a month. With all my planning to travel safely during a health pandemic, what I didn’t count on was the onset of early season fires caused by an unusual lightning event following days of extremely high temperatures.
As part of the Green Minds project we’re running one of our usual data discovery phases, but this time we’ve modified it for online collaboration.