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 11 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.
WP communication develops communication tools such as videos, newletters and blogs to communicate the objectives, results and benefits of this project.
In the capitalisation workpackage we will push our results one step further. 6 of the BE-GOOD solutions will be replicated and implemented either in new geographical regions, in new economic sectors and by new target groups.
European Programmes for Sustainable Solutions: Dutch Event
14-02-2023 - 14-02-2023, Utrecht
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is organising an informative event on the transitions that are needed to achieve a more sustainable society, and how European programmes and... Read more
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
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
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
In October of 2016, Dublin City Council hosted a number of events for the Interreg VB North West Europe project BE-GOOD which culminated with the official launch at The City Hall, on Friday the 14th of October. Read More