ENERGIC OD workshop on the Geospatial World Forum

26 May 2016

Building unified architecture for accessing geospatial data in Europe: ENERGIC-OD


Workshop information:

Name: Geospatial World Forum 2016

Place: Rotterdam

Dates: 23-26.05.2016

Theme: Where is the money? Disruptive business models.

Type of event: Workshop 90 mins

Title of the event: Building unified architecture for accessing geospatial data in Europe: ENERGIC-OD


The goal of the workshop is to identify IT and business opportunities that can be exploited by firms of all sizes throughout Europe in the wake of ENERGIC-OD. We will ask the participants to describe their current needs in the geospatial data access space, and how they are met by existing solutions (or what would be the ideal solutions to meet those needs). Participants will be invited to join the Expert Community advising the project consortium, tackling both software engineering and business development challenges.


The workshop will be also attended by software engineering and business development experts currently working on ENERGIC-OD. The participants of the workshop will discuss ENERGIC-OD's technology and business solutions, and contribute to their enhancement and development. For more information, please take a look at the project website: http://www.energic-od.eu/.


More information about the workshops are available at the following website address:



The day before the workshops ENERGIC OD project will be also presented during the OPEN DATA session (25th May, Hall 7, 9:00-11:00). Jędrzej Czarnota from the Trilateral Research Ltd. will present topic "ENERGIC-OD: Business model opportunities in the open data space".


Here you can read a short note of this presentation:

ENERGIC-OD (European NEtwork for Redistributing Geospatial Information to user Communities - Open Data) is a CIP ICT PSP project commissioned by the European Commission. It is a three-years project with 16 partner institutions in five different EU countries. Its goal is to implement an innovative broker architecture to enable full exploitation of geospatial information in Europe and to lower the barriers of entry for businesses wishing to develop new applications in that space. One challenge that this project faces is the development of business model and exploitation opportunities whilst navigating the complex open data field. In his talk, Jedrzej will discuss the possibilities for tapping into open data in commercial contexts, and monetizing related innovative software solutions. The talk will draw on open source development, crowdfunding, two-sided markets, co-creation and open innovation. It will also discuss the applied cases of ten pilot applications being developed for ENERGIC-OD and their commercial opportunities.


More information about the Open Data session are available at the following URL: http://geospatialworldforum.org/open-data.asp

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