A new family of data commons

Over the next two years Nesta will be involved in an interesting European project on data commons, with a partnership from across Europe that includes the cities of Barcelona and Amsterdam.

The aim will be to design and test out new ways of combining data that give citizens greater control, while also making it easier to generate public value through linking data together.

This draft paper, based on a talk I gave at ESADE in Barcelona in November, looks at why we need to rethink the way data is organised and what a new family of data commons might look like.

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Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Mulgan was Chief Executive of Nesta from 2011-2019.

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