It is great news that Devon is now home to an Open Data Institute (ODI) Node, which formed only recently. The new Communications Node will work with councils, emergency services, community organisations, business and citizens across the county to improve innovation and boost transparency in every sector.
ODI Devon is hosted by Service Design agency Redfront, in partnership with the Council. Redfront’s international networks will help to provide new perspectives and partnership opportunities for the Node, while further developing its research projects around data and Service Design. Lucy Knight and Martin Howitt are the key contacts at the council around this work and are working very closely with Redfront to help make this grow and develop further.
Simon Gough, Director at Redfront, said:
“We are delighted to be working with the ODI and our founding partners at Devon County Council. Creating the first rural county node will be an exciting challenge, and together we believe that there are huge opportunities to develop new projects, services and knowledge around some important issues.”
Richard Stirling, International Director at the ODI said:
“We welcome ODI Devon to the ODI node network. We are very much looking forward to seeing the impact it makes in promoting understanding about open data across the Westcountry and beyond.”