Canada joins the GovLab Open Data 500 Global Network

GovLab is thrilled to announce the newest member to the Open Data Global Network: Canada.

Canada joins an international network of researchers, open data organizations and government agencies from the U.S., Mexico, Italy, Korea and Australia that seek to understand how open data is used by businesses to create new lines of activities or jobs and drive innovation.

Canada’s Open Data 150 is a joint project between The Govlab and Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX), supported by Open North, FedDev and ThomsonReuters. It is the first comprehensive, internationally comparable mapping of 150 Canadian companies that are using open data to launch new products and services; create commercial and nonprofit ventures; optimize their business process; conduct research and/or make data-driven decisions.

“Becoming a member of the Open Data Global Network through the Open Data 150 is integral to ODX’s mandate to drive commercialization efforts around open data,” says ODX Managing Director Kevin Tuer. “This will help Canada better understand its own open data landscape, as well as uncover new and exciting open data-enabled business models. We’re hoping to inspire others looking to tap into this vast natural resource of data.”

To learn more about OD150 Canada, contact Beth Bailey at Canada’s Open Data Exchange.

You can read more about the global network and access country mapping, study findings, call for participation and news about open data policy from around the world here.

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