To create a data platform that can host, process and trade data, which includes commercial or confidential data and reuse available public open data. The aim of the FCP is to create a vehicle that can stimulate wider economic activity and become a commercial venture. The functionality is much enhanced compared to the BCC Open Data portal. The FCP will engage data owners in Birmingham and the wider region and be linked to a business engagement / support programme. It will learn from the success or failure of existing open data portals and be developed through an iterative approach in consultation with data users and information providers.
- BCC / Digital Birmingham
- Birmingham City University; Aston University
- Developers, data analysts
- Other academic and research institutions
- Commercial data users
- Open data communities in other UK, European and International cities
What makes this approach smart?
- Smart cities maximise the use of data for planning and monitoring city operations
- Creating the infrastructure that allows all market participants to make use of and commercialise data will add economic value.
- Create business case and develop business model for a self-sustainable service
- Develop funding mechanisms and bid(s) for grant funding to pump prime development
- Identify relevant data sources including through crowd-sourcing and negotiate release
- Exchange experience with other cities
Potentially explore commercial venture