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The Open Data Institute reaches further with new funding for its ‘node’ in Queensland, Australia

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The Queensland government has confirmed a $400,000 funding agreement with Open Data Institute Queensland (ODIQ). Founded in December 2014, ODIQ is the first Australian node of the UK-headquartered Open Data Institute Global Network.

The Open Data Institute was founded in 2012 by Department of Computer Science Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, and web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The intention of the institute is to bring together commercial and non-commercial organisations and governments around specific sectors to address today’s global challenges, helping people identify and address how the web of data will impact their businesses and their sectors.

ODI Nodes operate at city or regional level and are led by local experts who help connect, equip and inspire people to innovate with data.

Read more about the ODI here: theodi.org

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