Friday lunchtime lecture: Open data innovations for social good

Friday 04 July 2014, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

null Open data has the potential to power tools that provide solutions to real problems. Although the UK is the world leader in releasing open data, its use in informing real world solutions has been limited and fragmented, with innovative startups sometimes lacking support and data expertise to scale to a sustainable business level.

In this lunchtime lecture we heard from the final winners of the first three Open Data Challenges - individuals who have developed a solution to a specific social issue and been supported through their journey by the Open Data Challenge Series to win £40,000. Topics ranged from helping parents engage with their child’s learning to enabling community energy groups to engage with energy efficiency interventions.