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Open Innovations Review 2022
Thursday 26th January 2023 11:38AM
The 2022 summary of events, projects, and sponsors at Open Innovations.
... Download report as PDF DRAFT--> Open Innovations Annual review 2022. Contents. Introduction. Who are we?. What do we do?. Who do we work with?. How do we work?. Why does our work matter?. Here is ...
Blog: Northernlands 4 coming in April!
Published: Friday 1 April 2022, 12:16PM
The next Northernlands event will be on 26 & 27 April 2022, as part of Leeds Digital Festival
... Northernlands 4 coming in April!. The Northernlands 4 event in partnership with the Embassy for The Kingdom of The Netherlands. Credit: Open Innovations Northernlands 4 - 26 & 27 April 2022 Visit the...
Blog: Our 2021 at Open Innovations
Published: Wednesday 5 January 2022, 11:20AM
A summary of all the projects, events, and other updates from 2021
... Our 2021 at Open Innovations. The changeable circumstances of the ongoing pandemic meant we had to be flexible whilst maintaining momentum in our work and providing some semblance of stability for ...
Blog: What are the current digital skills needs in Leeds?
Published: Thursday 7 July 2022, 13:16PM
Leeds City Council are looking to get a better understanding of the digital skills that employers are looking for
... What are the current digital skills needs in Leeds?. What digital skills are most needed, and what can Leeds City Council do to help with training? Credit: Leeds City Council, Future Talent Leeds ...
Blog: Northernlands 3 - Registration is open
Published: Friday 5 February 2021, 4:24PM
And we can confirm the first speakers!
... Northernlands 3 - Registration is open. Northernlands 3 online conference Credit: Amy Evans at ODI Leeds. Register for free on Eventbrite! Get all of the updates and early-access... We have our first...
Blog: The Coders Guild join us as a new sponsor
Published: Friday 2 July 2021, 12:40PM
We welcome a brand new sponsor!
... The Coders Guild join us as a new sponsor. We welcome The Coders Guild as a new sponsor Credit: The Coders Guild We are proud to say that our sponsor network - is a diverse group of organisations, ...
Blog: Mapping the data landscape of the UK - what should be included?
Published: Thursday 17 June 2021, 12:43PM
In a new collaboration with The Data City, ODI Leeds will be working to create a digital map of the data landscape in this Open Data Institute led project
... Mapping the data landscape of the UK - what should be included?. We are thrilled to announce that we will be working alongside The Data City on a new project to map the 'data landscape' of the UK, ...
Project: ODI Leeds and Project Cygnus
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 12:19PM
Collaborative data project with Icebreaker One
... ODI Leeds and Project Cygnus. Project Cygnus is a EIT-Climate-KIC funded major new initiative for the UK & Ireland to support regions and countries in their economic recovery from Covid-19 while ...
Blog: The ODI Leeds Dashboard - tracking everything we do
Published: Friday 8 January 2021, 3:15PM
It's been a few years since we made the dashboard or talked about it. The dashboard was important for us throughout 2020, and especially as we look ahead.
... The ODI Leeds Dashboard - tracing everything we do. The start of a new year often prompts some kind of yearly summary or review, and for a lot of people that means reading through a hefty report full...
Blog: Announcing Northernlands 3 - Save the date!
Published: Friday 15 January 2021, 10:20AM
The third event in the Northernlands series arrives in March 2021
... Announcing Northernlands 3 - Save the date!. Northernlands 3 is coming Credit: ODI Leeds. It is fantastic to be able to announce Northernlands 3 on 15 & 16 March 2021.. This will be an Innovation & ...
Blog: PlanetData4 - What happened and what you can do next
Published: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 11:31AM
We ran our 4th #PlanetData event - here's how it went
... PlanetData4 - What happened and what you can do next. We first started the #PlanetData series of events in response to the Climate Emergency declared in 2019, as climate strikes took place across the...
Blog: The #OpenDataSavesLives launch sessions - what next?
Published: Monday 24 February 2020, 2:45PM
Summary of the two launch sessions of #OpenDataSavesLives
... The #OpenDataSavesLives launch sessions - what next?. #OpenDataSavesLives was first mentioned in a blog post from our founder Paul Connell just after we had spent time as a team thinking about the ...
Blog: #OpenDataSavesLives - moving forward
Published: Wednesday 5 August 2020, 6:35PM
As the pandemic progresses and new challenges arise, we wanted to think about how we keep #OpenDataSavesLives moving forward.
... #OpenDataSavesLives - moving forward. #OpenDataSavesLives was launched at the start of 2020 as part of the ODI Leeds open strategy , which itself had been developed after we had spent some time ...
Blog: DFES - Interview with Mary Black
Published: Tuesday 3 March 2020, 11:45AM
A short interview with the Senior System Planning Engineer at Northern Powergrid
... DFES - Interview with Mary Black. Mary Black, Senior System Planning Engineer at Northern Powergrid. What has the internal reaction been like to the DFES work?. People have loved it. People have ...
Blog: Project Cygnus - Old house, cold house?
Published: Friday 13 November 2020, 5:55PM
An update on our Project Cygnus work, where we chose to explore EPC data
... Project Cygnus - Old house, cold house?. In our blog post last week, we described how we wanted to explore and test the current state of energy-related data infrastructure by building something that ...
Blog: Supporting the 'Breathing City' in Leeds
Published: Friday 17 April 2020, 1:10PM
ODI Leeds will be working with Leeds City Council and Slingshot Simulations to create a data twin of the city
... Supporting the 'Breathing City' in Leeds. In 2019, we released our open strategy which articulated a set of 'core themes' that a lot of our work gravitated towards. Being 'Radically Open,' Open ...
Blog: Make it easy for people to get your data
Published: Thursday 16 April 2020, 3:01PM
What happens when you change something and it breaks everything else?
... Make it easy for people to get your data. Back in February, we published a blog post all about that phrase ' eating your own dog food ' - if you made dog food and had to feed it to your dogs, you'd ...
Blog: OpenDataSavesLives - more sessions and a new home
Published: Thursday 19 November 2020, 4:57PM
A dedicated website and collaborators to help take it forward
... OpenDataSavesLives - more sessions and a new home.... #OpenDataSavesLives logo Credit: Amy Evans - ODI Leeds We started the #OpenDataSavesLives virtual sessions at the onset of the national lockdown ...
Blog: Northernlands 2 - summary and what happens next
Published: Wednesday 22 July 2020, 5:24PM
Short summary of the Northernlands 2 event
... Northernlands 2 - summary and what happens next. Northerlands 2 took place on 6th and 7th July 2020 Northernlands 2 had always been an event waiting in the wings, ever since we wrapped up on the ...
Blog: Standards, citizens, and sensors - the Air Hack 2 warm up session summary
Published: Friday 24 July 2020, 12:05PM
A quick summary of the outcomes from the Air Hack 2 warm up session
... Standards, citizens, and sensors - the Air Hack 2 warm up session summary. As we mentioned in a blog post back in May , we will be hosting #AirHack2 later this year as a follow-up and extension to ...
Blog: ODI Leeds wins funding to boost and support crucial #OpenDataSavesLives work
Published: Thursday 16 July 2020, 12:23PM
Successful application to ODI stimulus funding allows us to keep the #OpenDataSavesLives work going and further boost it
... ODI Leeds wins funding to boost and support crucial #OpenDataSavesLives work. Today, the Open Data Institute announced funding for seven UK initiatives and projects as part of their Innovate UK ...
Blog: Being Radically Open during the COVID-19 outbreak
Published: Tuesday 24 March 2020, 9:44AM
We want to bring people together to use open data and innovation to better understand and respond to the coronavirus outbreak
... Being Radically Open during the COVID-19 outbreak. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 accelerated in the UK, we have seen a lot of things happen online. There is a lot of coverage about the impact of the...
Blog: Open Data Day 2020 - Mapping challenges galore
Published: Friday 3 April 2020, 2:44PM
A small gathering but with some interesting challenges
... Open Data Day 2020 - Mapping challenges galore. Open Data Day takes place on the first Saturday of March every year and is a celebration of all things open data. Hundreds of events take place all ...
Blog: Data Mill North 2.0
Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020, 11:36AM
We share our thoughts about what might be next for the popular data portal
... Data Mill North 2.0. The Open Data Collaboration Group came together in the early days of ODI Leeds, led by folk from the sponsor network. Initially made up of the local authority organisations, the ...
Blog: Project Cygnus - Energy (under)Performance Certificates
Published: Friday 27 November 2020, 1:25PM
Diving deeper into EPC data reveals some problems
... Project Cygnus - Energy (under)Performance Certificates. The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we didn't publish our third Project Cygnus blog post last week. That's because it has been ...
Blog: Radically Open Recovery - next session confirmed
Published: Wednesday 18 November 2020, 9:25AM
What you need to know about the next Radically Open Recovery session
... Radically Open Recovery - next session confirmed. Register for the next session on 25 November 2020 11:00-12:00.. When we announced the first 'Radically Open Recovery' session back in October , we ...
Blog: No more reports
Published: Friday 28 February 2020, 3:24PM
We created a data-driven web-page instead
... No more reports. Hundreds of pages long, full of graphs and charts, and peppered with jargon. You know what we're talking about. Reports. They do serve a purpose, and there are definitely some folk ...
Blog: Geography - battle lines are drawn
Published: Wednesday 10 June 2020, 4:10PM
A summary of the geography special of #OpenDataSavesLives session 9
... Geography - battle lines are drawn. On Thursday 4 June 2020, we hosted another excellent Open Data Saves Lives session, this time to discuss geography in the UK and how that relates to Covid-19 data...
Blog: #PlanetData2 - continuing the climate conversation
Published: Tuesday 19 May 2020, 1:51PM
After the success of the first event in Nov 2019, we wanted to host a special online-only event to help keep the conversation going
... #PlanetData2 - continuing the climate conversation. Thinking about climate change might be the furthest thing from most people's minds right now. They might have noticed the fresher air due to the ...
Blog: Chris Skidmore visits ODI Leeds on UK innovation tour
Published: Thursday 6 February 2020, 12:02PM
We talk about 'new institutions' that can pave the way for innovation
... Chris Skidmore visits ODI Leeds on UK innovation tour. On Thursday 16 January, Chris Skidmore, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation, visited ODI Leeds as part of his...
Blog: Vacancy - Data and Innovation Consultant
Published: Wednesday 7 October 2020, 10:34AM
We have a vacancy for a data-savvy person on the team
... Vacancy - Data and Innovation Consultant. Job description. ODI Leeds Data and Innovation Consultant. Initial salary 20,000 rising to 23,000 pa after 3 months. Who we are: The ODI founded by Sirs Tim ...
Blog: Project Cygnus - exploring energy efficiency in housing
Published: Thursday 5 November 2020, 5:29PM
The next step in our work with Project Cygnus
... Project Cygnus - exploring energy efficiency in housing. In early September, we described how we wanted to start our work on Project Cygnus - a collaboration with Icebreaker One - by beginning with ...
Blog: ODI Leeds joins the EMER2GENT alliance focused on the post-pandemic world
Published: Thursday 16 April 2020, 4:40PM
The aim of EMER2GENT is to help people and organisations prepare for the post-pandemic world
... ODI Leeds joins the EMER2GENT alliance focused on the post-pandemic world. The coronavirus pandemic has changed things for a lot of people in a very short space of time. We launched a COVID-19 ...
Blog: OpenDataSavesLives - reflection and moving forward
Published: Thursday 14 May 2020, 9:21AM
7 weeks since we started the COVID-19 focused work, what has happened and what could happen next
... #OpenDataSavesLives - reflection and moving forward. When we launched #OpenDataSavesLives at the start of 2020, it was part of our open strategy for the coming years, using events and project work to...
Blog: Understanding coastal communities
Published: Wednesday 17 June 2020, 4:12PM
ODI Leeds will be working with UKMPG to better understand coastal communities and how to support them in the future.
... Understanding coastal communities. For a landmass that has so much coastline, we don't really know how to define 'coastal' all that well. Need proof? Just take a look at this Twitter conversation ...
Blog: COVID-19 - Update from ODI Leeds
Published: Friday 1 May 2020, 11:00AM
What has happened since we started lockdown in mid-March and what we hope to do next
... COVID-19 - Update from ODI Leeds. It was mid-March when we announced that the ODI Leeds innovation space would have to close as part of the coronavirus pandemic recommendations. The team has shown ...
Blog: We welcome Network Rail as the newest sponsor at ODI Leeds
Published: Tuesday 31 March 2020, 2:39PM
The organisation responsible for railway infrastructure becomes the magic 20th sponsor, in the year 2020
... We welcome Network Rail as the newest sponsor at ODI Leeds. Our sponsors are important to us. We work together on their data and innovation challenges, helping them to realise the value of their own ...
Blog: New year, new sponsor - NHSX becomes the newest sponsor
Published: Wednesday 8 January 2020, 12:30PM
To kick off the new year in style, NHSX are joining us for new health and data innovation work
... New year, new sponsor - NHSX becomes the newest sponsor. Starting the new year with something positive, we are thrilled to welcome NHSX as a brand new sponsor! They have become part of one of the ...
Blog: Working towards a Radically Open Recovery
Published: Thursday 15 October 2020, 10:50AM
We begin hosting regular sessions to explore how we can build back better after COVID-19
... Working towards a Radically Open Recovery. COVID-19 has impacted the modern world in a way that many generations will not have experienced before. It is disrupting everything that we took for granted...
Blog: Can a diversity dashboard be made for Leeds?
Published: Friday 18 December 2020, 10:02AM
Get involved with the diversity dashboard, a collaborative effort between ODI Leeds, Yorkshire Water and some of Leeds' biggest employers
... Can a diversity dashboard be made for Leeds?. We've all heard of the gender pay gap, and in 2017 the UK government even made it mandatory for all organisations with 250+ employees to publish and ...
Blog: Chairman of NHS Digital visits Leeds
Published: Friday 18 January 2019, 7:14PM
Showcasing the importance of collaboration and innovation for integrated health
... Chairman of NHS Digital visits Leeds. Following on from the successful visit from Matt Hancock MP - Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - back in October, the reputation of Leeds as a ...
Blog: The Northernlands - Provoke and Challenge session
Published: Tuesday 14 May 2019, 3:20PM
Summary of the morning talks
... The Northernlands - Provoke and Challenge session. It was a dark and stormy night...not really, but every good story needs a beginning. For us, it began months ago with a visit from the trade and ...
Blog: Join forces and fix the climate at #PlanetData
Published: Thursday 7 November 2019, 11:46AM
Join us on 29 November to share work, amplify others, take action together
... Join forces and fix the climate at #PlanetData. This year has been dominated by demonstrations about the Climate Emergency, from Greta Thunberg's epic journey across the globe to co-ordinated ...
Blog: ODI Leeds becomes a Northern Powerhouse partner
Published: Wednesday 14 August 2019, 2:06PM
... ODI Leeds becomes a Northern Powerhouse partner. This year marks our 5th birthday. Five years of innovating in the open in Leeds (and beyond) at our innovation space in Munro House. Five years of ...
Blog: Northern Gas Networks is a brand new sponsor of ODI Leeds
Published: Tuesday 17 December 2019, 4:35PM
The sponsor group goes from strength to strength just in time for a new year
... Northern Gas Networks is a brand new sponsor of ODI Leeds. We are delighted to announce that Northern Gas Networks has joined us as the newest sponsor of ODI Leeds. They will become the 18th ...
Blog: HFI: Yorkshire - geographies, data, value
Published: Monday 24 June 2019, 3:20PM
Some of the observations from the HFI: Yorkshire warmup session
... HFI: Yorkshire - geographies, data, value. On 21 June 2019, ODI Leeds we held our warm-up session for the Hack for Impact: Yorkshire event in July. We had a really good turnout, and it was great to ...
Blog: An open data strategy that improves health
Published: Friday 23 August 2019, 10:11AM
NHS Digital are seeking feedback on their open data
... An open data strategy that improves health. NHS Digital's job is to use technology and data to improve health, and manage technology and information across the NHS. They joined us as a sponsor in ...
Blog: When visualisations go viral
Published: Tuesday 2 April 2019, 1:35PM
... When visualisations go viral. On the evening of Wednesday 20th March, one petition on the Parliament Petitions website suddenly started to gain momentum. When our hexmap - which shows the geographic ...
Blog: Northern Powergrid become the newest sponsor of ODI Leeds
Published: Tuesday 25 June 2019, 10:00AM
Open data gets a power boost with the newest sponsor Northern Powergrid
... Northern Powergrid become the newest sponsor of ODI Leeds. ODI Leeds is very happy to announce that Northern Powergrid , the company that powers everyday life for 8 million people across the North ...
Blog: A refreshed approach to open data - how you can help
Published: Tuesday 23 July 2019, 4:25PM
West Yorkshire Combined Authority are refreshing their approach to open data policy
... A refreshed approach to open data - how you can help. West Yorkshire Combined Authority works in partnership with local councils and businesses to ensure that everyone in our region benefits from a ...
Blog: Top marks for new student apps from DfE competition
Published: Friday 22 February 2019, 2:39PM
Students test the DfE open data competition winners ahead of launch
... Top marks for new student apps from DfE competition. The Department for Education's Higher Education Open Data Competition has come a long way since its launch in June 2018. The shortlisted finalists...
Blog: Home is where the data is
Published: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 4:01PM
Can open data be used to count houses and give us a better picture of the market?
... Home is where the data is. We are regularly told that new homes are being built (or not) but how much do we really know about housing projects as they are delivered? The planning process still relies...
Blog: Hack for Impact: Yorkshire - our next hackathon
Published: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 4:51PM
Join us for 2 days in July to build a dashboard for the region
... Hack for Impact: Yorkshire - our next hackathon. Measuring success (and failure) is a core process for most organisations, often focusing on monetary figures as a primary indicator of value. Profits...
Blog: The start of something big - #PlanetData summary
Published: Tuesday 17 December 2019, 3:40PM
Read about #PlanetData and the kinds of projects shared on the day.
... The start of something big - #PlanetData summary. On 29 November, we hosted #PlanetData - our response to the climate emergency, which was designed specifically to bring people together to share work...
Blog: The Northernlands Data and Startup Summit
Published: Friday 15 March 2019, 12:46PM
Announcing the exciting 1-day summit on 2 May, as part of LDF and LIF
... The Northernlands Data and Startup Summit. Data is everywhere. It has always been the source of insight and analysis, from health to economy and beyond, and has recently even been referred to as 'the...
Blog: Northernlands - Explore session
Published: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 3:30PM
Summary of the afternoon session of Northernlands
... Northernlands - Explore session. With curious minds fed in both a mental and physical way, the afternoon of the Northernlands Data & Startup Summit was devoted to taking action. People could attend ...
Blog: Building data standards for future energy systems
Published: Thursday 26 September 2019, 12:35PM
Developing a standard to help consolidate different future energy scenarios
... Building data standards for future energy systems. In June this year, Northern Powergrid became our newest sponsor and we're delighted to be working together to develop a newdata standard for ...
Blog: Tracking local funding - a new project with JRF
Published: Tuesday 2 July 2019, 9:09AM
Understanding the patterns of funding so we can plan and prepare for future funding
... Tracking local funding - a new project with JRF. The economic and productivity imbalance across the UK is not a recent issue, and successive governments have tried different approaches over the ...
Blog: Building on success for the year ahead
Published: Monday 21 January 2019, 2:26PM
How we did in 2018 and what we have planned for 2019
... Building on success for the year ahead. January is always a good time to reflect on the year that has just finished and the year ahead - learn from the failures, celebrate the successes, and develop ...
Blog: A manifesto for open government - #OpenGovTech
Published: Thursday 12 September 2019, 4:55PM
The first steps of #OpenGovTech are to define it and call for others to join in
... A manifesto for open government - #OpenGovTech. 2019 has been a big year for us. It has given us a lot to think about as we recognise that we're no longer a small startup, and that it is time to ...
Blog: FutureGov become a sponsor of ODI Leeds
Published: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 11:00AM
Our sponsor group grows to 17!
... FutureGov become a sponsor of ODI Leeds. We begin Autumn with an announcement - we have a brand new sponsor! FutureGov joins the sponsor cohort, making it 17 organisations in total that support us ...
Blog: Open data foundations - building a housing tool
Published: Wednesday 19 June 2019, 2:53PM
Is it possible to count and monitor new housing using just open data?
... Open data foundations - building a housing tool. Back in March, we announced a new collaborative project with Future Cities Catapult (now called Connected Places Catapult) all about investigating the...
Blog: #WaterData18 Innovation Day Themes
Published: Thursday 17 May 2018, 14:30
Some suggested themes for teams to work on.
... #WaterData18 Themes. 1. Not Another Data Leak. What's that? Oh! It's leak data...got it.... Actually, it's flow data - the litres per second that pass through Distribution Management Areas (DMAs) ...
Blog: Building digital tools for prospective students
Published: Monday 18 June 2018, 3:56PM
Collaborating with the Department for Education to help connect the data and digital community with the data to build tools for prospective students
... Building digital tools for prospective students. The Higher Education Open Data Competition. Students are more discerning than ever. They are becoming increasingly vocal about the quality and value ...
Blog: Showcase 2018 Running Order
Published: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 14:45
Who to expect on the day, from IoT to jamming to gremlins.
... Showcase 2018 Running Order. Humans are social creatures. Sharing stories was the way we imparted knowledge and passed on skills. We all benefit from sharing success and learning from failures. This ...
Blog: #RadicallyOpen with NHS Digital
Published: Tuesday 17 April 2018, 16:15
NHS Digital are one of our newest sponsors! Find out more about their aims and goals for the future with open data.
... #RadicallyOpen with NHS Digital. Open data and innovation go hand-in-hand. We need only look at the success of services like CityMapper to see how open data can power user-focused products that also ...
Blog: New sponsor - OpenDataSoft
Published: Monday 18 June 2018, 1:52PM
Taking us to 15 sponsors, please welcome OpenDataSoft
... 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 ...
Blog: Working with Yorkshire Water to become open by default
Published: Thursday 15 February, 16:45
We welcome Yorkshire Water as a sponsor and they outline their plans for becoming open by default.
... Working with Yorkshire Water to become open by default. It goes without saying that we are advocates of transparency and openness (the clue's in our name). When we work with organisations - big and ...
Blog: #WaterData18-part 2
Published: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 16:15
The final day of the hackathon.
... #WaterData18 - part 2. With so much to report on, the write-up for #WaterData18 has been split in to two epic parts. Read on for the successful sequel to part 1.. Day 2 - Saturday 19 May. Inspired by...
Blog: Painting a more complete picture for students
Published: Monday 6 August 2018, 1:58PM
An example of how creating tools for students is about more than just choosing courses
... Painting a more complete picture for students. As the 15 August deadline for entries to the Higher Education Open Data Competition approaches, we look back at the events we've held so far and the ...
Blog: The next IoT Showcase will be in September
Published: Thursday 26 July 2018, 11:15AM
Not only will it be a brand new IoT Showcase but also part of a IoTUK 'Challenger' event
... The next IoT Showcase will be in September. Earlier this year, we hosted the first IoT Showcase as part of the Leeds Digital Festival. Built upon the successful format of our usual Showcase - where a...
Blog: IoTUK Challenger North - Day 2
Published: Friday 28 September 2018, 5:10PM
Summary of the second day of the IoTUK Challenger North event
... IoTUK Challenger North - Day 2. Day 2 of the IoTUK Challenger North had a more relaxed start. Participants were welcome to tea/coffee on arrival and many settled straight in to designing their ...
Blog: WaterData18-part 1
Published: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 16:00
The write up for WaterData18 - teams, data, and more.
... #WaterData18 - part 1. Stating something on the internet, putting it out there in the open for all to see, is a great way to get things done. You are then accountable for your efforts. Those who are ...
Blog: One year on from Tech Hub
Published: Friday 8 June 2018, 11:41AM
It has been a year since we received funding. How has that impacted us?
... One year on from Tech Hub. In April 2017, Leeds City Council supported their commitment to encouraging a healthy and diverse tech/digital industry in the region when they announced the first round of...
Blog: IoTUK Challenger North - Day 1
Published: Friday 28 September 2018, 5:07PM
The first day of our IoT event includes our second showcase of the year
... IoTUK Challenger North - Day 1. After a sticky summer, the cool autumn breeze signaled two things - more excuses to drink tea and eat biscuits*, and the IoTUK Challenger North was here. Working in ...
Blog: Innovating with Ofcom data - themes and challenges
Published: Wednesday 28 February 2018, 17:00
The warm-up sessions identified plenty of questions and new datasets. Now it's time for action!
... Innovating with Ofcom data - themes and challenges. Earlier in the year, we announced our latest project working with Ofcom to understand more about how their open data is being used, and how it ...
Blog: The IoT Showcase running order
Published: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 17:15
When IoT should be IoCT - Internet of Cool Things
... The IoT Showcase running order. Internet-Of-Things is becoming an increasing part of everyday life and is already used on a large scale in manufacturing. There are plenty of examples of absurd uses ...
Blog: Ofcom - driven by consumers
Published: Thursday 08 March 2018, 15:30
Why they want to engage with the data community.
... Ofcom - driven by consumers. In the famous quote from Benjamin Franklin 'nothing in this world is said to be certain, except death and taxes.' We could also add 'and problems with broadband or mobile...
Blog: March in a nutshell
Published: Wednesday 4 April 2018, 13:15
The monthly digest of the previous month's happenings. This one has a sprinkling of February too.
... March in a nutshell (with a sprinkling of February). Spring hasn't quite sprung yet (not surprising given all the surprise snow) but that hasn't put a damper on us! We've somehow managed to keep up ...
Blog: Open innovation with Ofcom data
Published: Monday 22 January 2018, 10:15
A series of events focused on Ofcom data.
... Open innovation with Ofcom data. Working harder for consumers is not a 'new year' goal for some organisations. It is something they strive for throughout the year, investing valuable time and ...
Blog: Learning from experience with NHS data
Published: Monday 9 April 2018, 15:30
Years of patient and staff experience data could tell us something new about the NHS.
... Learning from experience with NHS data. Data can offer rich insight and new perspectives. This is nothing new and you're probably saying '...and?' right about now. However, a single dataset on its ...
Blog: Two weeks of data delights for LDF2018
Published: Friday 16 February 2018, 14:45
Here is what we have planned for the newly extended Leeds Digital Festival 2018!
... Two weeks of data delights for LDF2018. The Leeds Digital Festival is in its third year and is bigger than ever - there are now two weeks of amazing digital talks and workshops! That won't stop it ...
Blog: ODI Leeds Digest - Winter
Published: Tuesday 6 February 2018, 12:15 pm
We've rolled all of our wintery updates into one.
... ODI Leeds Digest - Winter. We are aware that we are still technically in the grips of winter but it is a nice convenient way to sum up all of the good stuff that happened over Christmas and New Year...
Blog: Open Transport North launch
Published: Thursday 25 October 2018, 3:51PM
... Open Transport North launch. Since Highways Hack in 2016, we have seen increased demand for transport-related projects. It's no surprise really - transport affects all of us one way or another. ...
Blog: ODI Leeds Digest - June
Monday, 03 July 2017 14:00
Our collected achievements, projects, and news from June.
... ODI Leeds Digest - June. Because we work on a whole host of things that don't always get any time in the limelight on the blog, we have decided to start doing a 'monthly digest' so everyone can catch...
Blog: ODI Leeds Showcase 2017
Wednesday, 3 May 16:00
One day to celebrate ODI Leeds and friends
... ODI Leeds Showcase 2017. One day to celebrate ODI Leeds and friends. The Leeds Digital Festival returned for 2017 and we kicked off our jam-packed week of events with our Showcase - a one-day ...
Blog: All Aboard the Data Bus
Published: 31 October 2017, 14:00
Destination - bus open data
... All Aboard the Data Bus. *ding-ding!* Hop on here for open data, buses, and the impending Bus Services Act 2017.. After the success of TravelHack and TravelHack2 - we are very pleased to announce an ...
Blog: AirHack Day 2 and Outcomes
Sunday, 01 March 2017 16:00
The second day and final show-and-tell from #AirHack
... #AirHack Day 2 and Outcomes. The second day of #AirHack saw a bit more rain and a bit less sunshine, but our hackers were undeterred. With a more casual start on the Saturday, some participants spent...
Blog: ODI Leeds Digest - September
Published: Tuesday 03 October 2017 13:00
Our collected achievements, projects, and news from September.
... ODI Leeds Digest - September. After the slow-down over the summer, September has required the reflexes of a mongoose and the speed of a cheetah to respond to all of the amazing projects, events, and ...
Blog: Innovation with Energy Data
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 11:30
Vacancy for an Innovation with Energy Data project associate, apply now.
... Innovation with Energy Data - project associate. Innovation with Energy Data - project associate (short term). ODI Leeds , a pioneer node of the Open Data Institute , is looking for an Innovation ...
Blog: AirHack Challenges
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 16:00
With two weeks to go, we have compiled our challenges for AirHack.
... #AirHack Challenges. After a successful and thought-provoking open meeting, where more than 100 people across three separate sites joined in the discussion, we have gone through all of the notes and ...
Blog: AirHack Day 1
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 13:00
Read all about the first day of our air quality hackathon
... #AirHack Day 1. The hackathon began as all great endeavours do - in the aftermath of a storm. Doris had certainly made her presence felt the day before and travel was still being disrupted on the ...
Blog: Fun with open data
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:25
In late November, with Christmas decorations going up, we had the idea for a data Advent calendar showcasing open data.
... Fun with open data. In late November, with Christmas decorations going up, we had the idea for a data Advent calendar showcasing open data. We would do 24 different visualisations of data for ...
Blog: Creating a helpful robot
Friday, 20 January 2017 16:00
We made a robot to autmotate parts of the website, then we gave it a name.
... Odi-1 - creating a helpful robot. Robots. The very essence of sci-fi and the centre of much debate as certain jobs become more automated. Whatever your stance on robots, they can be really helpful ...
Blog: ODI Leeds Digest - October
Published: Friday 10 November 2017 16:00
Our collected achievements, projects, and news from October.
... ODI Leeds Digest - October. The nights got longer, days got shorter, and everyone took part in the annual festival of sweets - otherwise known as Halloween. There were no spooky goings-on here though...
Blog: ODI Leeds at Leeds Digital Festival 2017
Monday, 8 May 2017 13:00
Our incredible week as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2017
... ODI Leeds at Leeds Digital Festival 2017. Our incredible week as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2017. From Monday 24 April to Saturday 29 April, we hosted a series of events as part of Leeds Digital ...
Blog: TravelHack-part 1
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:30
A day to write a data strategy for a new transport system. So awesome it had to be written in two parts!
... #TravelHack part 1 - creating a data strategy for a new transport system. Transport for the North's ambition - to create an integrated smart travel system across the whole of the North of England - ...
Blog: Leeds Service Jam
Monday, 23 January 2017 15:00
Join us in February for Leeds Service Jam.
... Leeds Service Jam. We're jamming! Join Leeds Service Jam this February at ODI Leeds. Taking place at ODI Leeds from the evening of Friday 17 February through to Sunday 19 February, Leeds Service Jam ...
Blog: ODI Leeds Digest - July
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 15:00
Our collected achievements, projects, and news from July.
... ODI Leeds Digest - July. As August will be a quiet month to allow for refurbishment, we've tried to cramas much in to July as we can!. The space is getting a brand new look!. As we have mentioned in ...
Blog: #TravelHack2-Fare Enough
Blog published: Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:30
Join us on 10 October to work through how to make fares better for everyone.
... #TravelHack - Fare Enough. #TravelHack © Amy Evans #TravelHack2 - Tuesday 10 October at ODI Leeds - Register here. Just like trains or buses, you wait for an awesome transport hackathon and ...
Blog: Introducing TravelHack
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:30
Our next innovation event begins in May - help create a new transport systems for the North.
... #TravelHack - creating a better transport system across the North. Join us and help build an open environment to create the transport experience of the future. #TravelHack © Amy Evans We've all ...
Blog: ODI Leeds Digest - August
Published: Monday 18 September 2017 17:30
Our collected achievements, projects, and news from August.
... ODI Leeds Digest - August. We could make a comment about 'the summer' but that would just be cruel. Whatever the weather, we've been hard at work with project proposals and overseeing the space ...
Blog: Carbon Emissions in Leeds
Thursday, 8 June 2017 16:30
Guest post by Rafael Luviano-Ortiz of the Leeds Committee on Climate Change
... Carbon Emissions in Leeds. Guest post by Rafael Luviano-Ortiz, Sustainability Intern for the Leeds Committee on Climate Change. The Leeds City Council (LCC), the University of Leeds and the Leeds ...
Blog: In the summertime...oh
Friday, 11 August 2017 14:30
The summer shutdown, the refit, the future ahead.
... In the summertime, when the weather is...oh. Ah yes. 'Summer.' Soggy barbecues, envious tans, and frazzled families. Not atODI Leeds though.... For us, this summer is all about the refit and the ...
Blog: TravelHack-part 2
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 14:30
The second installment of our #TravelHack adventures to write a data strategy in a day
... #TravelHack part 2 - creating a data strategy for a new transport system. As a final push before lunch, Paul helped everyone join the working groups for the afternoon ahead. Having identified the ...
Blog: Open Defra Innovations
Monday, 19 December 2016 16:00
A series of events working with Defra data lined up for the new year.
... Innovating with Defra Data. Innovating with Defra Data - a series of fortunate events. Here at ODI Leeds, we'll be starting the new year with a whirlwind of events as part of our work with Defra. ...
Blog: TravelSpirit and ODI Leeds team up for smart cities and mobility as a service
Monday, 22 August 2016 10:30
... TravelSpirit and ODI Leeds team up for smart cities and mobility as a service. TravelSpirit Hackout – laying down the gauntlet to the global commons, hack community and global co-operative movements ...
Blog: Business Development Manager
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 15:00
Vacancy for Business Development Manager for ODI, apply now.
... Business Development Manager for the ODI: London/Leeds. Business Development Manager. Location: Shoreditch, London and/or Leeds. Salary: 35k The Open Data Institute is looking for a passionate ...
Blog: OpenSmartCities - roundup
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 16:00
Roundup of our Hebden Bridge smart city innnovayion day
... #OpenSmartCities - roundup. Hebden Bridge On an unseasonably warm day, in beautiful surroundings, nearly 50 people gathered to talk about smart cities. Indoors. Don't worry, we had lovely screen ...
Blog: HighwaysHack - Challenges revealed
Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:00
HighwaysHack is fast approaching. Here is what you need to know about the themes for the event.
... #HighwaysHack - Challenges revealed. #HighwaysHack © Amy Evans #HighwaysHack is fast approaching. Loads of fab people have already stepped up to get stuck in to two days of hacking the road ...