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Posted 4 years ago

Tom Forth from Open Innovations (formerly ODI Leeds) has written a blog all about bins! It’s more exciting than it sounds (honest). In it he talks about seven ways open data and open innovation has made waste services in Leeds better and more efficient in 2020. Have a read on the Open Innovations website.

Posted 4 years ago

Leeds GovJam 2019 has happened, and what a jam! With some 50 participants plus an enthusiastic team of volunteers, ODI was buzzing. Jammers went through the standard phases of the GovJam experience – complete bewilderment on learning the theme, generation of mountains of post-it note ideas and concepts, problem definition, user research, abandonment of the first idea, refinement, solution ideation, prototyping and show not tell. Wowzer! Twinjamming...

Posted 4 years ago

We’re looking to identify data that can help us better track and understand the COVID-19 situation in Leeds over the short, medium and long terms. This data could relate to health, economy, employment, crime etc. Do you have any data that could be shared and might be useful for others to reuse? Do you have any suggestions for sources of data that...

Posted 4 years ago

NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID -19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution. THE CHALLENGE: SUPPORTING THE ELDERLY, VULNERABLE AND SELF-ISOLATING They are looking at solutions that will help in the community, not solving clinical problems or that require integration with NHS systems. If you...

Posted 5 years ago

Leeds City Council has scooped digital council of the year at the 2019 Digital Leaders 100 awards for its work to improve digital tools, technology and inclusion in the city. The annual awards celebrate the teams and individuals who are working hard behind the scenes to secure the UK’s digital transformation. The council also received a nomination for Digital Collaboration of the Year for the 100% Digital...

Posted 5 years ago

Leeds City Council have been shortlisted in two categories of the 2019 Digital Leaders awards. This was from over 800 applications, so it’s an achievement that we’ve got this far.The awards are made based on a public vote, so if you could spare a couple of minutes to vote via the links below that would really help raise the profile...

Posted 5 years ago

Tell us how you’re using our Open Data. If you can spare a few minutes, please let us have feedback on how you’ve used the site today, what you were looking for, preferred formats and how you’re using our open data. We work closely with Calderdale Dataworks and Northern Data Hub on all things open data. We’ll be looking at the results...

Posted 6 years ago

Written by: Chad Newton, Leeds City Council Communications, 06/12/2017 Leeds City Council has launched an innovative new website which makes it easy for adults to find enjoyable courses in and around their local area – using data uploaded to Data Mill North on a nightly basis! The Leeds Adult Learning website (www.leedsadultlearning.co.uk) provides an easy way to discover information on hundreds of...

Posted 6 years ago

Written by: Stephen Blackburn, Data Mill North (Leeds), 24/11/2017 ALL CHANGE AT ODI LEEDS! Have you visited ODI Leeds recently? If not, you might be in for a surprise. Following their successful application to get a slice of the Leeds Tech Hub Fund they’ve been busy over the summer re-vamping the space. A fresh lick of paint, new furniture and new tech...

Posted 10 years ago

Written by: Data Mill North, 09/03/2014 At Leeds Data Mill our goal is to create the first comprehensive repository of open data sets for the city that is available for everyone to use. This includes data from healthcare, heritage, culture, transport, education and many other sources. As a team we took a decision early on to have a dual focus – to...