NEWS17 July 2020

Open Data Institute awards funding for data projects

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UK – The Open Data Institute (ODI) has announced funding for several UK data sharing projects focused on the energy and health sectors through its research and development programme.


The ODI programme, backed by Innovate UK, focuses on how organisations collect, use and share data through applied research.

The projects have each received funding between £15-20,000 and will complete their research at the end of January 2021.

Funding has been awarded to:

  • Open Climate Fix, a non-profit research lab focused on data sharing within the energy system
  • Open Data Manchester, which works with energy and eco-efficiency operatives to help members share data
  • Your Dsposal, which uses tech to improve transparency and accountability in the waste sector
  • DNV GL, a project using data sharing to support decarbonisation
  • ODI Leeds’ #OpenDataSavesLives project focused on data in the health and social care sector
  • Etic Lab, which uses data sharing to help people access legal expertise and advice
  • Collections Trust, a project to explore how museums could share collections data.

Leigh Dodds, director of delivery, ODI, said: “These seven projects show the potential that sharing data has to solve challenges in the energy and health sectors in the UK and globally. 

“We look forward to working with the projects to also learn from them and help to develop tools and guidance that will support the development of other impactful initiatives.”