BE-GOOD: Open Data for a smarter society


Project Summary

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:

  1. Lack of public body experience with the publication of PSI, limiting the availability of data

  2. Limited attention to commercial potential of data, limiting the relevance of data

  3. 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.

Work packages

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.

 

Project Partners

  • Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij

    24-26 Dokter De Moorstraat
    Aalst
    9300
    Belgium

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  • Orléans Métropole

    5 Espace St Marc, place du 6 juin 1944
    Orleans
    BP 95801, 45058 cedex 01
    France

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  • Conseil départemental du Loiret

    15 Rue Eugène VIGNAT
    ORLEANS
    45 000
    France

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  • Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath

    Block 3 Floor 4 Civic Offices, Wood Quay
    Dublin
    Dublin 8
    Ireland

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  • Glasgow City Council

    1 Glasgow, City Council, City Chambers
    Glasgow
    G2 1DU
    United Kingdom

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  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

    5 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
    Esch-sur-Alzette
    L-4362
    Luxembourg

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  • Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland

    32 Phoenixstraat
    Delft
    2612CT
    Netherlands

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  • Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu - Rijkswaterstaat

    34 Lange Kleiweg
    Rijswijk
    2288 GK
    Netherlands

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Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu - Rijkswaterstaat Natalie Oonk-Abrahams 34 Lange Kleiweg
Rijswijk
2288 GK
Netherlands
natalie.oonk@rws.nl http://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/
Name Contact Name Email Country
Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij Stevie Swenne s.swenne@vmm.be Belgium
Orléans Métropole Marielle Chenesseau vanda.turczi@orleans-metropole.fr France
Conseil départemental du Loiret Sandrine Gerard sandrine.gerard@loiret.fr France
Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath Brendan O’Brien brendan.obrien@dublincity.ie Ireland
Glasgow City Council James Arnott james.arnott@glasgow.gov.uk United Kingdom
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology Slim Turki slim.turki@list.lu Luxembourg
Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland Joost de Haan jdehaan@hhdelfland.nl Netherlands

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Within the project each partner has an indicative budget to develop a number of challenges. When these are defined, the project aims at delivering those challenges to SMEs by procuring in an innovative way.

While still respecting national and European procurement rules, there is some room to avoid administrative work load and maximize operational flexibility.

Examples of pre commercial procurement and open contest procurement within the project can be found here

Conseil Départemental du Loiret - Innovative Procurement: design contest

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