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EU Boosts Open Data; Open Contracting Data Standard Out

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - As you will probably have noticed, open data is pretty hot these days. The EU has noticed, too, and is making some serious funds available for this area, as announced by the UK's Open Data Institute:

the EU has committed €14.4m (£11m) to three initiatives to catalyse open data innovation across the region.

1. €7.8m Europe-wide incubator programme based on the ODI’s startup programme

2. €3.7m Europe-wide web data research network

3. €2.9m new academy to train the next generation of data scientists

This is the largest direct investment in open data startups in the world, to date.

Here are some details fo the incubator programme: