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ODI extends partnership with Arup


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Open Data Institute (ODI) has extended its partnership with Arup for another three years.

It said it is aiming to work with the professional services firm, which uses open data in its design and planning work, under its partnership programme to create an open and trustworthy data ecosystem.

Stuart Coleman, learning and business development director at the ODI, said: “For more than five years, Arup has been an active member of the ODI’s partnership programme. 

“Together we have worked to improve performance in the building sector - for example encouraging industry adoption of a standardised naming practice for connected devices to optimise building performance by collecting, analysing and leveraging insights from building data.

“We are also exploring the benefits of creating new data institutions in the sector, helping develop Arup’s role as a thought leader in the industry.

“By renewing our partnership agreement we can continue to scale our work, support new ways of data sharing in the built environment and work with Arup’s Smart Building Team to create training programmes, as well as exploring new areas of joint interest.”

Innovation ecosystem

The ODI and Aurp have previously run a range of projects together, including the creation of an ecosystem of open innovators to help solve customer challenges through a porous supply chain.

Volker Buscher, the company’s chief data officer, said the partnership will focus on topics including using data for sustainable development and data sharing across the built environment.

Image by Lucas, public domain through Wikimedia

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