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We will be running an Open Data Immersion Programme which will consist of a series of events run over three years, convening a range of data owners and data users. This will help SMEs and start-ups to work with data providers, industry experts and business leaders to develop new ways to better understand how to reuse available data sets in ways which create business opportunities.
The series of events will focus on challenges formulated by industry experts. The winning projects at each event will be eligible to take their concepts into early product development. We are anticipating working in partnership with Nesta on prizes where we expect to make awards of up to £10k for pre-seed investment with a single final prize of up to £50k, as well as with other interested parties. Additionally the successful teams will be included in the ODI Incubation Programme. Further support for ideas is also available in the shape of Innovation Vouchers run by the Technology Strategy Board and the ODI will continue to support other open data innovation related challenges.
The first sector that will be explored through this process is Crime and Justice. The Crime and Justice series will kick off in March in London.
How can open data projects be constructed that achieve one of the following:
- increase community involvement with the criminal justice system?
- create further evidence for what are effective interventions for rehabilitation?
- address the rise in personal crime?
You are able to apply to participate in this series right up until the Creation and Innovation weekend.
For details of the dates of the series: www.theodi.org/content/immersion-programme-dates more