The Open Data Institute (the ODI) was founded in 2012 by Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company.
The Open Data Institute 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.
It convenes world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation and enables anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring.
ODI Node Vienna:
Today, on Wednesday 24.6.2015 the ODI Node Vienna has been officially founded!
Led by the Semantic Web Company (Martin Kaltenböck) the Vienna Node (as a networking node) is managed together with the partners Technical University Vienna, Institute for Software Technology (A Min Tjoa and Elmar Kiesling), University of Economics Vienna, Institute for Information Business (Axel Polleres) and Danube University Krems (Center for e-Government, Peter Parycek).
ODI Node Vienna: a central hub for open data in Austria
The ODI Node Vienna will become a central hub for open data and data activities in Austria and Vienna and stands for:
Open government data
Open business data & innovation
Open research and open science data and OpenGLAM (in a later stage)
Build awareness about the value of Open Data & Data Management
Build an (open) data ecosystem
Help organizations to unlock the value of Open Data
Bring together stakeholders (interface between communities, initiatives, open data providers, Gov’t and business)
Provide a single point of access for businesses
Platform for (Open) Data Management
Support data publishers (Open Data Portal, data.gv.at)
International Exchange about Open Data Innovation via ODI network
Furthermore the ODI Node Vienna is embedded in an international Node network of at the moment 24 Nodes – see map.
Thereby the ODI Node Vienna is in a process for continuous knowledge sharing and exchange with the headquarter in UK as well as with the other international Nodes on data activities, open data and data innovation!