Stimulating demand for open data in the UK
This short briefing note summarises elements of Deloitte’s ongoing research into open data, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Open Data Institute.
The research programme has collected broad anecdotal evidence and some discrete statistics about open government data. Collectively these provide an indication of the value that open data can bring to the UK’s economy, and demonstrate that business use of open data is growing. However, the unequivocal quantitative evidence of economic benefit that the programme has sought is not yet available. Deloitte will continue to track and analyse such quantitative measures as the open data marketplace develops over the coming months.
Therefore, this briefing note defines the basic business models that are beginning to emerge, and how the current supply of and demand for open government data may be benefitting different sectors of the economy.