Open Data for a Smarter Society

BE-GOOD Project launches

Dublin City Council will host the launch of the BE-GOOD Project in Dublin’s City Hall, Cork Hill, Dublin 2 on Friday, 14th October, 2016 from 8.30am.  This EU funded initiative encourages the re-use of PSI (Public Sector Information) to help develop data driven services in the areas of infrastructure and environment.
BE-GOOD (Building an Ecosystem to Generate Opportunities in Open Data) will deliver 10 pilot projects using a novel demand-driven approach to unlock appropriate datasets and engage with the marketplace to deliver applications, software or algorithms for traffic management, air and water quality monitoring and infrastructure maintenance planning.

“By increasing the availability of high quality Open Data and applying innovative procurement techniques, Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SME’s) will have better access to develop new commercially viable applications. Open Data is a major asset for the development of innovative services and economic growth.” said Brendan O’Brien, Head of Technical Services, Dublin City Council.

The launch will include a number of working sessions where representatives from six different EU member states in the North West region of Europe, will look into the challenges and opportunities of their joint approach. The project has  five Associated Members from the USA, the UK and Luxembourg and the project members  will also draw on best practice including Smart Cities collaborations already in existence between Dublin City Council and IBM.

The BE-GOOD Project aims to introduce the general public to the wider benefits of international collaboration on innovations in open data.  The total budget for the project is €6.45m and is co-funded with 60% subsidy by the Interreg VB North West Europe Programme



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For further information contact:
Ms. Natalie Oonk (natalie.oonk@rws.nl) or check our webpage www.nweurope.eu/begood

Notes to the Editor

Representatives from six different EU member states in the North West region of Europe:

Belgium: Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij
France: Communauté d’agglomeration Orléans Val de Loire and
Conseil Départemental du Loiret
Ireland: Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath (Dublin City Council)
Luxemburg: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
The Netherlands: Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu – Rijkswaterstaat and Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland
United Kingdom: Glasgow City Council

Associated Partners:
US Army Corps of Engineers (USA);
South Florida Water Management District (USA);
Environment Agency (UK);
Open Data Institute (UK)
Luxinnovation (LUX).

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