The Open Data Institute (ODI) is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues. We convene world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring. Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt in 2012, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company.
ODI Nodes create open data impact globally. They contribute to the local, national and international development of open data. Operating at a city or regional level, they commit their local expertise and physical presence to:
- Develop and deliver training to build capabilities
- Connect people and businesses through membership and events
- Communicate stories and catalyse the adoption of standards, tools and processes
ODI Birmingham are committed to delivering the following:
- Building an awareness of the ODI and open data to the city’s tech community. This will be done using existing meet ups and a Friday lectures series.
- Supporting large organisations within the transport, health and sustainability areas to publish open data sets.
- Running data visualisation workshops using various tools, techniques and data sources.
- Drawing challenges out of transport and health organisations through open data and creating solutions with open data.
- Engaging public and third sector organisations in the use of open data.
- Leveraging various funded projects to deliver aspects of open data training to stimulate demand for ODI training and membership.