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Authors, editor, web production, acknowledgements, list of interview participants and related resources.



  • Jack Hardinges
  • Jamie Fawcett
  • Elpida Prasopoulou
  • Tom Heath
  • Jeni Tennison
  • Ellen Broad
  • Amanda Smith


  • Anna Scott

Web production

  • Kathryn Corrick
  • Phil Lang


We would like to acknowledge the contribution to this research of:

  • All featured companies, survey and interview participants
  • Contributors to the database of open data companies
  • The GovLab‘s Open Data 500 team, on whose work some of our survey questions were based
  • Members of the ODI team: Anna Scott, Emma Thwaites, Gavin Starks, Helen Desmond, Jeni Tennison, Kathryn Corrick and Phil Lang
  • The OpenDataMonitor project, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 611988, which has supported this research in part.

List of interview participants

  • Adzuna: James Neave, Head of Data Science
  • Arup: Volker Buscher, Director
  • Doorda: Clifford McDowell, CEO & Founder
  • FoodTrade: Ed Dowding, CEO & Founder
  • Geolytix: Sarah Hitchcock, Partner
  • Mime Consulting: Steve Preston, Director
  • Open Utility: James Johnston, CEO & Co-Founder
  • OpenCorporates: Chris Taggart, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Yodit Stanton, CEO & Founder
  • Shoothill: Rod Plummer, Managing Director
  • Spend Network: Ian Makgill, Managing Director
  • Swirrl: Bill Roberts, Founder

Related resources

All resources are provided under a Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence.

Database of open data companies

  • View as a Google Sheet.
  • Download all tables as .xlsx.
  • Please visit spreadsheet to download individual tables in .csv format.

Tables featured or referenced in the report

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  • Download all tables as .xlsx or .pdf.
  • Please visit spreadsheet to download individual tables in .csv format.

Survey sent to participating open data companies

Licensing attributions

The summary and section on the diversity of open data companies contain:

The section on the diversity of open data companies and appendices tables contain:

Public database contains:

How to cite this report

Please cite this report as: Open Data Institute (2015) Open data means business: UK innovation across sectors and regions. London, UK. Available at open-data-means-business-uk-innovation-sectors-regions