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New sponsor - OpenDataSoft

ODI Leeds is excited to announce a new partnership with OpenDataSoft to support development of data-driven innovation in the UK.

As a pioneer node, we work as an ambassador for the ODIs global network, using peer learning and collaboration with the public and private sectors in the region as well as the greater community to understand and use open data for innovative projects and solutions on a regional, national or global basis.

We regularly organise workshops and events to support all kinds of organisations aiming to innovate with their data, from Ofcom to Yorkshire Water to Transport for the North.

"We are thrilled to welcome OpenDataSoft as a new sponsor. They join 14 other organisations who have all embraced our mission to affect real change through innovation with data. They are committed to using and publishing more open data for the benefit of citizens and to create future value. OpenDataSoft will benefit from connecting with their fellow sponsors and our wider network of engaging data enthusiasts."
Paul Connell, founder of ODI Leeds

OpenDataSoft and ODI Leeds will work together to support the development of open data with a hands-on approach:

  • make it easier for organisations to open and share their data
  • work with organisations from various sectors, beyond cities and regional governments, to open new perspectives of collaboration between private companies and public bodies, through open data.

OpenDataSoft is looking forward to sharing its expertise in its core areas such as transportation and mobility, smart cities, and open innovation with data with ODI Leeds community, and from rich exchanges with node members to learn from their work.

Founded in 2011, OpenDataSoft has built an industry-leading turnkey SaaS data publishing and sharing platform designed for the easy transformation of data into APIs and services for both the public and private sectors. OpenDataSoft portal make data immediately explorable and re-usable , diminishing any barriers for end-users of the portal. Thanks to visualisations and automatically generated APIs , all stakeholders are addressed equally developers with a broad programming experience as well as regular citizens.