Sophie from Open Data Manchester helping another woman place her lego brick on the Happiness Index lego map

Review: a trip to the Ethical Dilemma Café to part with your personal data…

The Ethical Dilemma Café was back last month – and we were delighted to there in-person to be part of the event – at Feel Good Club in Manchester, part

A circular diagram with post-it notes on it, where those near the centre detail direct users, and those near the edge detail people who may be indirectly affected by the portal

Understanding how plastic packaging gets made and the needs of the industry

In December, we summarised what we found out in our first round of workshops researching how plastic packaging gets made. This work will enable us to design a Plastics Packaging Portal (PPP)

A series of 'post-it notes' outlining the key data-related questions for the stakeholders involved

What we’ve discovered about plastic packaging – and how you can help us now

In August, we revealed that we’d joined a consortium of organisations backed by Innovate UK and dedicated to dealing with the UK’s million-tonne plastic-packaging waste problem. Since then, we’ve been

This is a visual representation of global temperature change from 1850 to 2018 created by climate scientist Ed Hawkins, University of Reading, UK

‘Countdown to COP26 – environmental action powered by data’ – watch the video now

COP26 was billed as the most important global environmental talks since the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) where the ‘Paris Agreement’ was negotiated between 196 parties. This was

Pile of plastic waste, including bottle, tied up in plastic bags

Introducing the Plastics Packaging Portal – supported by Innovate UK to tackle a million-tonne waste problem

Open Data Manchester is delighted to have teamed up with fellow local social venture, and waste-data experts, Dsposal for a new Innovate UK R&D project created to help tackle the

ODM receives funding to lead environmental change from GM

Open Data Manchester is working with two local environmental organisations on open data research and development (R&D) projects after a boost from the Open Data Institute (ODI) Stimulus Fund. With

A Year In Open Data Manchester CIC

2019 was a year which has seen Open Data Manchester develop and establish itself with new programmes and partners. The continuation funding from Luminate and the ongoing sponsorship by the