27 November 2017

Ireland Ranked #1 for Open Data Maturity in Europe

Derilinx is delighted to provide technical support to the Irish Open Data Initiative and Portal, which has recently been awarded top place in a European Commission study on Open Data Maturity of governments across Europe. 32 EU and EFTA countries were assessed in terms of Open Data readiness, the span of their Open Data policies, the maturity of the Open Data portal, the usability of the datasets available, and the social, economic and political impact of the Open Data. Ireland scored best in class with 96% against an EU average of 73%.

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16 October 2017

Derilinx Proud Sponsor of Open Data Camp 5

Derilinx is delighted to sponsor Open Data Camp 5, which will be held this weekend (21/22 Oct 2017) at Queen’s University in Belfast. We are looking forward to travelling to Northern Ireland, home of OpenDataNIthe ODI Belfast, and the recently launched  Smart Belfast Framework.

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2 October 2017

Open Data Impact Series: Creating Business Opportunities with Open Data

The Derilinx Open Data Impact Series promotes awareness, adoption and use of Open Data in different sectors, and supports the publication of high-quality Open Data.

The inaugural session ‘Creating Business Opportunities with Open Data’ focused on how Open Data is a valuable resource for businesses, which can be used to build new applications, enhance existing products or provide additional context for decision-making. The panel discussion took place on 26th Sep 2017 in the beautiful No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place, and was well attended by representatives from industry, government and academia. It was great to see how much interest there is in the application of Open Data across many different sectors. The panels comprised of technology and innovation experts, in fields such as transport, finance, health, retail, and insurance, to name but a few.

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23 August 2017

Join us for ‘Creating Business Opportunities with Open Data’

Derilinx is delighted to launch the Open Data Impact Series. The Open Data Impact Series promotes awareness, adoption and use of Open Data in different sectors, and supports the publication of high-quality Open Data.

The first session in the Series ‘Creating Business Opportunities with Open Data’ will focus on the availability of Open Data in Ireland and will demonstrate the huge potential that Open Data represents for the economy.

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20 July 2017

Derilinx awarded onto National Framework for the Provision of Technical Assistance and Support to Ireland’s Open Data Initiative

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We are delighted to announce that Derilinx has been awarded by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) onto the National Framework for the Provision of Technical Assistance and Support to Ireland’s Open Data Initiative.

Derilinx has been leading Open Data developments, both in Ireland and internationally, since 2010. We have extensive experience in the provision of fully hosted and managed data solutions, notably managing the Irish National Open Data Portal on behalf of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, as well as collaborating with the Central Statistics Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin City Council, and the international Natural Resource Governance Institute and Landesa Rural Development Institute.

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14 July 2017

Release of Ambitious Irish Open Data Strategy for 2017-2022

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Derilinx are delighted to welcome the publication of the Open Data Strategy 2017 – 2022. The Strategy builds on the substantial achievements of the Open Data Initiative and sets out a roadmap for the Initiative’s continued progress and development.

The Open Data Strategy provides a framework for data to be used to ensure that public services are delivered in a more effective and efficient manner and in a transparent and accountable way.”

Patrick O’Donovan T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment.

The Open Data Strategy is developed by the Open Data Governance Board (ODGB) in conjunction with the Open Data Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and presents Ireland’s Vision and Action Plan of the next five years for the further implementation of the Open Data Initiative.

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31 January 2017

Showcasing DataSparks at the National Sustainability Summit


Derilinx were delighted to participate as an exhibitor at the 2017 Sustainability Summit, in the City West Convention Centre, Dublin.
We connected with manufacturers, service providers, energy suppliers, waste reduction technicians, energy agencies and other knowledge leaders. The stands and floor were busy with potential business partners reaching out to each other, discovering the latest technology and trends.
We showcased both DataSparks and datAdore at the Summit.

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5 October 2016

Talking Open Standards at the International Open Data Conference


What Open Standards should I be using to make sure my data is reusable? How do I find what Open Standards exist? How are Open Standards being developed?

These were among the topics of conversation at the Open Standards Day, held in conjunction with this year’s International Open Data Conference (IODC). Participants from around the world came together to share their experiences, pose challenges and offer solutions. There was a great mix of knowledge from community groups, standardisation bodies, governments and civil society.

Notes from the session are available here and follow-up collaboration from participants is taking place in Google Docs if you want to contribute!

2 August 2016

NDRC HealthTech Blog: Benefits of Open Data in eHealth

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NDRC and eHealth Ireland are currently running the HealthTech Pre-Accelerator Programme, with the aim of surfacing digital health technology that has the potential to disrupt and solve global healthcare challenges. Health tech startups are encouraged to apply for the HealthTech Pre-Accelerator Programme by Friday 12th August.

Open Data for Health is a fundamental element of the eHealth Ireland Strategy and an important resource for health tech startups. Read more about the benefits of Open Data in eHealth in my full blog post at NDRC HealthTech.

I’m looking forward to collaborating with the HealthTech Pre-Accelerator Programme participants as a NDRC HealthTech mentor.