Friday lunchtime lecture: How the Open Data Challenge Series is creating community, energy & open data innovation

Friday 23 May 2014, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

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

null With over 5,000 community energy groups in the UK, the big question is, what innovative role could open data play in supporting their work? The Open Data Challenge Series is focused on generating innovative and sustainable open data solutions to address the social issues that these community groups are facing.

Hearing from Nick Katz (Locatable), Gerd Kortuem (Energy Schools) and Briony Phillips (ODI) on the journeys that they have taken in the ODCS energy and environment challenges, and the projects that they have developed using open data.

The Open Data Challenge Series is run in partnership by Nesta - the UK’s innovation foundation - and the Open Data Institute. It looks to generate innovative and sustainable open data solutions to social issues through challenge prizes. For each of the seven challenges, projects will compete for a potential £40,000 grand prize.