Open Data Engagement Fund. And the winners are ....

December 3, 2019

The applications received under the 2019/2020 Open Data Engagement Fund call for funding proposals were assessed by a sub committee of the Open Data Governance Board.  Congratulations to the winning applicants, which are listed below.   We look forward to seeing the completed projects later on in 2020.

 

Name

Project Details

Funding Requested

Funding Approved

Dr Ruairi O Reilly, Cork IT

 

To hold CIT’s 2nd civically focussed ‘Open Data Hackathon’.  The event is intended to encourage the development of products and services that combine data analytics (DA) and AI techniques with data sources from the open data portal.  

€1,000

€1,000

Colette Cronin Cork City Council & Niall Connolly NUI Maynooth

To conduct a series of citizen engagement activities in the form of workshops/seminars to help map out the needs for existing open datasets as well as identifying new open data requirements

€3,000

€3,000

Marie McFeely, National Gallery of Ireland

To provide a platform on the National Gallery Images website (www.nationalgalleryimages.ie) that allows anyone to engage in Open Data Licensing of fine art photography of paintings and other artworks from the NGI Collection. This will allow the NGI to introduce additional functionality to our website to allow licensing and download of images outside of regular office hours.

€5,000

€5,000

Carl Lange, Tough Soles

 

The development of an App to connect people with Ireland’s heritage locations using augmented reality.  The app hopes to enrich the experience of visiting heritage sites as well as creating its own dataset of site visits, litter, local stories etc.

€5,000

€5,000

Phil Weir, Flax & Teal Ltd.

To help journalists engage with open data, this project will build 5 pages for open data and collaborative data journalism around key editorial topics in Ireland.

€5,000

€5,000

Declan Brennan

The development of an App to allow for easier search of the National Planning Applications dataset

€5,000

€5,000

Dr Greg Jackson, Glanaer Ltd.

Research to quantify the damage done by the use of coal using open air quality datasets.  This will be a helpful tool to assist in government decision making around air quality in the future.

€5,000

€5,000

Dr Shourjya Sanyal, Think Biosolution Ltd.

 

To compile 162 health related datasets from the portal into a human readable visual dashboard.  The dashboard will comprise visualisations and will be available for free. 

€5,000

€5,000

Pat Kennedy, eConcept Web Solutions Ltd, (also trading as eTownz)             

To develop a community council dashboard to facilitate smarter approaches to local development.  

This includes helping local communities leverage the power of open data to better understand the challenges and opportunities in their community through the use of easy to understand data visualisations. This is one part of a larger platform to support community development.

€5,000

€3,000

Andrew Burns

To hold a series of events under the Qlik Tech Meetup umbrella with a view to holding a final full day hackathon in Citi Dublin offices.  The Hackathon will focus on ‘Smarter Travel in Ireland’.

€5,155

€3,000