SBIR Ireland Call 2 to the Irish Public Sector for Expressions of Interest- closing date 8th Dec

SBIR Ireland Call 2 to the Irish Public Sector for Expressions of Interest (EoI) is open from October 31st 2017 closing 12pm, Friday December 8th 2017.


The competitive SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Ireland programme seeks to identify public sector problems with a view to supporting Irish Public Sector Challenge competitions driving innovation in areas including (but not limited to):

UrbanTide - Open Data Courses scheduled for November and December


Following the success of our recent Open Data Ireland Initiative Training Courses, we are delighted to announce that, based on indicated demand so far, we have scheduled additional dates for November in Cork and December in Dublin.


The Cork date is:

Multi-Supplier Framework now available for Open Data Technical Assistance/Support for Public Bodies

Under Ireland’s Open Data Initiative and as set out in Ireland’s Open Data Strategy 2017-2022 launched on July 14th 2017 following Government approval, public bodies are to identify and publish appropriate datasets on the web as Open Data which can be linked to the national Open Data Portal at

Engagement Fund: Objective Quality of Life Index based on Open Data - Brian O'Mullane - Creme Software


Often standard of living is emphasised over quality of life, in part due to the fact that it is easier to measure, whereas quality of life gives the better measure of the success of society. With the resolution of the quality of life measures based at a community level, a better understanding of what initiatives and environment are working to improve people's lives can be understood.

Engagement Fund: Agricultural Correlations from Open Data - John O'Brien, Creme Software


The aim of our project was to make it easier to explore agricultural open data and thereby increase public engagement with the data themselves and with the open data project generally.

We downloaded the most relevant of the more than 100 databases stored under the Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Food section. Although in the site many of the databases are only stored as .json or .px files, we found most of them are available as downloadable csv which are easier to study.

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