About the ODI

The Open Data Institute (ODI) is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues.

The ODI convenes world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. The ODI enables anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empowers our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring.

Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt in 2012, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company.

About ODI Nodes

ODI Nodes create open data impact globally. They contribute to the local, national and international development of open data.

Operating at city or regional levels, ODI Nodes:

  • Develop and deliver training to equip people with new skills
  • Connect people and businesses through membership and events
  • Communicate stories that inspire people around the world

Through peer-learning and collaboration, the network highlights the case for open innovation, and brings people together around our collective vision: knowledge for everyone. The network spans over 20 countries.