Open Data Institute to help drive innovation and growth
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"A world-leading Open Data Institute is to be established in East London, helping to drive innovation and exploit the growth opportunities for the UK created by the government’s Open Data policy. The government is to commit up to £10 million over five years to support the Open Data Institute (ODI), which will be co-directed by Professor Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt. The ODI will be developed by the Technology Strategy Board and the implementation plan for the Institute will be published by the Technology Strategy Board by April 2012....The ODI will support a wide range of start-up and early-stage companies, micro businesses and SMEs to exploit Open Data through the provision of specialist, technical and commercial services. The ODI will also provide extensive and focussed support to a number of small businesses that show the greatest promise for the exploitation of Open Data, with businesses selected through an annual open competition...."