It is a fact that the re-use of Open Data can generate diverse benefits, ranging from increased performance at the public administration level and economic growth in the private sector, to the improvement of the social welfare. According to this study on Creating Value through Open Data, the “direct market size of Open Data is 55,3 bn EUR for 2016 and expected to grow by 36,9% by 2020 in the EU 28+”.
In this context, the European Data Portal, which is developed by the European Commission with the support of a consortium led by Capgemini, including INTRASOFT International, Fraunhofer Fokus, con terra, Sogeti, the Open Data Institute, Time.Lex and the University of Southampton, harvests the metadata of Public Sector Information, available on public, national, regional and local data portals across European countries, without excluding certain datasets.
With this specifically designed survey to gather information on companies that create products and/or services by re-using Open Data, the European Data Portal team wishes to collect examples of Open Data re-use with the aim to further promote its benefits. The examples that will be provided, should illustrate the economic impact of re-using Open Data for all company types, including start-ups, nonprofit organizations, SMEs and even multibillion companies. Everyone is invited to participate in this survey! Your participation will contribute significantly to the analysis of the survey results and you may be selected among the 25 Open Data re-users, who will be approached for an interview and their stories will be shared on the European Data Portal. Rest assured that all information provided, including the answers to the questions, will be used confidentially for research purposes only and will not be shared with third parties.