ODI Leeds

ODI (Open Data Institute) Leeds is a pioneer node of the Open Data Institute. It was created to explore and deliver the potential of open innovation with data.

This is achieved by providing leadership, research and innovation, training, supporting startups and talking to the UK government.  This is all done in collaboration with the different sectors  in the region to understand and use open data for innovative projects and solutions.

Examples of innovation projects and events include#FloodHack, #HighwaysHack and #AirHack, IOT Challenges and Open Transport. There is also a regular monthly drop-in for anyone interested in Open Data.

Calderdale Council are proud to be one of the sponsors of ODI Leeds. Other sponsors from the public and private sector include Leeds City Council, Bradford Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), KPMG, Bloom Agency, Highways England, University of Leeds, Yorkshire Water, AQL, NHS Digital, Transport for the North, Open Data Soft, BJSS and Arup.

Some examples of how open data has been used: