Open Data projects funded under the 2020 Public Service Innovation Fund

August 10, 2020

We are delighted to see that three Open Data projects were successful in receiving funding under the 2020 Public Service Innovation funding call. The Fund, now in its second year, is a competition designed to support innovation from public service bodies to promote collaboration and new and better approaches to service delivery. It is an initiative of the ‘Our Public Service 2020’ reform strategy for development and innovation in the Public Service.  The 3 successful projects are:

National Building Open Data Portal

This is a collaborative project between the National Building Control Office, the Dublin Housing Observatory & AIRO to build a National Building Open Data portal to access building commencement and completion data.  Funding received was €40,000.

Heritage Data Hub

The National Monuments Service & National Parks and Wildlife Service received funding of €15,000 to develop an online facility to share the rich and varied natural and archaeological information and imagery from National Parks and Wildlife and National Monuments Services. The new HeritageData.Gov.ie website will replace two currently outdated websites, and the content will contribute directly to data.gov.ie.

Publishing Open Data Across the Public Service

The Central Statistics Office and the Department of Education and Skills received funding of €15,000.  This project will allow the CSO to collaborate with Department of Education & Skills to pilot publishing dataset tables on the beta version of PxStat in 2020. This proof of concept pilot project will enable PxStat, as well as insights from the project, to be shared across the public service. 

Full details on these and all of the other projects funded are available on the OPS2020 website here.