The Open Data Institute (ODI) seeks to identify and demonstrate the value of open data for governments, businesses, and nonprofits. As the first of its kind, the ODI plays a critical role in building the infrastructure necessary to support a robust open data culture in the United Kingdom and beyond.
The ODI convenes world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, and nurture new ideas that promote innovation. It fosters start-up businesses and trains the next generation of entrepreneurs working to advance open data. The ODI also supports research that advances best practices and develops industry standards.
Ultimately, the success of the ODI will demonstrate how open data can transform productivity in the public sector, increase civic participation and accountability, and drive economic value for private enterprises.