14 innovative UK companies using open data 2016

Charlotte Jee
Charlotte Jee

Charlotte Jee

Charlotte is Techworld editor. She joined as senior reporter in April 2014 having previously worked as assistant editor at Government Computing.

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The open data movement has been on the rise since the public sector started opening up its data via data.gov.uk in 2010.

The government promoted open data not just to support transparency but also to boost economic growth, thanks to the new startups it anticipated would be launched to exploit the newly-available data.

The Open Data Institute, launched in 2012, has taken the leading role in helping UK startups that use open data to flourish (many of which are listed here), alongside its pioneering work in promoting, training and connecting those within the open data community. 

It’s a trend that rapidly gathered pace in 2015 and it's set to continue in 2016. Here are 14 of the most innovative examples of companies that use or produce open data...

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