Open Government Data: Fostering Innovation

Bedini, Ivan and Farazi, Mohammad Feroz and Leoni, David and Pane, Juan and Tankoyeu, Ivan and Leucci, Stefano (2014) Open Government Data: Fostering Innovation. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 6 (1). pp. 69-79. ISSN 2075-9517

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Abstract

The provision of public information contributes to the enrichment and enhancement of the data produced by the government as part of its activities, and the transformation of heterogeneous data into information and knowledge. This process of opening changes the operational mode of public administrations, leveraging the data management, encouraging savings and especially in promoting the development of services in subsidiary and collaborative form between public and private entities. The demand for new services also promotes renewed entrepreneurship centred on responding to new social and territorial needs through new technologies. In this sense we speak of Open Data as an enabling infrastructure for the development of innovation and as an instrument to the development and diffusion of Innovation and Communications Technology (ICT) in the public system as well as creating space for innovation for businesses, particularly SMEs, based on the exploitation of information assets of the territory. The Open Data Trentino Project has initiated and fosters the process of opening of public information and develops as a natural consequence of this process of openness, the creation of innovative services for and with the citizens. In this paper we present how our project acts on long-chain, from raw data till reusable meaningful and scalable knowledge base that leads to the production of data reuse through the implementation of services that will enhance and transform the data into information capable of responding to the specific questions of efficiency and innovation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Open Government Data, Open Data, Innovation, Entity, Sematic data, data integration, Big Data
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Advanced Design Engineering
UoA Collections > UoA15: General Engineering
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 09:20
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4301

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