In the progress of the ambitious challenges that were established by the eight partners of the BE-GOOD project, we are getting closer to achieve the objective to unlock and re-use public sector information in an innovative way. Read More
BE-GOOD: Open Data for a smarter society
Data is becoming more and more a major asset of the future knowledge economy. In this context the Interreg VB NWE project BE-GOOD (Building an Ecosystem to Generate Opportunities in Open Data) was developed to generate value from and stimulate sustainable ecosystems for open data in regions in North–West Europe.
BE-GOOD is a pioneering project aiming to unlock, re-use and extract value from Public Sector Information (PSI) to develop data driven services in the area of infrastructure and environment. The market potential to re-use PSI, such as geospatial data, is significant. Currently, the market for PSI-based services is limited as innovators face the following major barriers:
- Lack of public body experience with the publication of PSI, limiting the availability of data
- Limited attention to commercial potential of data, limiting the relevance of data
- Shortage of links between PSI initiatives and SME solution providers, limiting market uptake
BE-GOOD will deliver 10 pilots to extract commercial value from PSI. This is estimated at € 50 million and will also contribute to delivering 15% to 20% reduction of cost that big data is expected to enable. The project uses a novel demand driven approach, starting with public service delivery challenges across North West Europe.
By unlocking datasets and better engaging with the marketplace, the development of applications, software or algorithms for traffic management, air and water quality monitoring and infrastructure maintenance planning will be made possible.
To make sure these project objectives will be achieved, a number of work packages has been created. WP T1 methodology: open data sharing and innovation networks has the aim to develop a toolbox and transnational methods which will allow the release of data, use of data and engage with solution providers in adressing the 10 challenges provided in WP T2 challenges: developing novel PSI-driven services.
The objective of WP T3 implementation of prototypes in an operational context is to test 5 selected prototype solutions provided in WP T2 in operational environments. The aim is to further those challenges for which succesful prototypes were delivered, to real life implementation.
WP LT, which focusses on the long term development of the project, aims at supporting enterprises with a wider uptake of the validated innovative PSI driven services they have delivered during BE-GOOD.
24-26 Dokter De Moorstraat
5 Espace St Marc, place du 6 juin 1944
BP 95801, 45058 cedex 01
Conseil départemental du Loiret
15 Rue Eugène VIGNAT
Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath
Block 3 Floor 4 Civic Offices, Wood Quay
Glasgow City Council
1 Glasgow, City Council, City Chambers
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
5 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland
Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu - Rijkswaterstaat
34 Lange Kleiweg
|Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu - Rijkswaterstaat||Natalie Oonk-Abrahams||
34 Lange Kleiweg
|Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij||Stevie Swennefirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|Orléans Métropole||Vanda Turcziemail@example.com||France|
|Conseil départemental du Loiret||Sandrine Gerardfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath||Brendan O’Brienemail@example.com||Ireland|
|Glasgow City Council||James Arnottfirstname.lastname@example.org||United Kingdom|
|Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology||Slim Turkiemail@example.com||Luxembourg|
|Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland||Joost de Haanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
Département du Loiret (France) launching a call for tender for the development of a prototype data hosting platformPosted on
Département du Loiret (France) has launched a call for tender for the development of a prototype data hosting platform with data science services. Read More
Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) facilitating the involvement of SMEs to allow predictable maintenance of roadsPosted on
Within the framework of the Interreg NWE BE-GOOD project, the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat is actively looking for opportunities to involve SMEs to help set up a condition based maintenance of roads system. Read More
One of the French project partners in BE-GOOD, Orléans Métropole, are searching for professionals (start-ups and SMEs) to develop innovative data-driven services in order to enhance the cultural and environmental heritages of their city. Read More
Flanders Environment Agency (Belgium) organizing international workshop for wastewater tracing algorithmPosted on
On 6 February 2018 the Flanders Environment Agency organized a workshop around wastewater tracing in the Lindner hotel in Antwerp. Read More
Delfland Water Authority (The Netherlands) to organise an international symposium on the Digital WaterchainPosted on
On the 26th of October 2017 one of the BE-GOOD project partners, the regional water authority of Delfland, organized a symposium about the digital water chain. Among the attendants were people from private enterprises, from the (regional) government and from knowledge institutes. Read More
As part of the BE-GOOD project Orléans Métropole has identified a challenge that aims to enhance area potentials like cultural and environmental heritages, touristic services and sport activities through personalized and participative walks. Read More
One of the things the BE-GOOD partners engaged themselves for was to procure in an innovative way. The Conseil Départemental du Loiret becomes the first partner to do so. Read More
In February 2017, Rijkswaterstaat reached an important milestone: the RWS Datalab opened its doors. The RWS Datalab is a new team that aims to accelerate the speed of innovation within Dutch governmental organizations. Read More
The 3rd International Open Data Conference took place in Madrid on the 2nd week of October 2016. This worldwide event gathered 1.500 participants from different professional areas, but with a common interest in Open Data. Read More
From 5-8 March 2018, Delfland Water Authority is hosting more than 40 participants for the Mid-Term event of the Interreg NWE BE-GOOD project.
Project partners Orléans Métropole and Département du Loiret are hosting the next Consortium Group Meeting in the city of Orléans.