Northumbrian Water Company Publicly Sets Out Their Ambitions and Commitments in a New Open Data Strategy

July 21, 2023

As a founding member of the Industry Data for Society Partnership, Northumbrian Water believes strongly in the power of data to fuel innovation.  They have a long track record of facilitating successful innovation through their annual innovation festival, which has been running since 2017.  The principle behind the festival is wonderfully simple – set a challenge, convene a diverse group of people, input as much relevant data as possible, and create the right environment for creativity and collaboration to flourish. 

Given the company’s desire to innovate and push boundaries, it comes as no surprise that Northumbrian Water wanted to take their open innovation approach to a broader stage through opening up its data.  The company felt it was important to publicly set out their ambitions and commitments in an Open Data Strategy which can be found here. This strategy itself is published under open license (CC-BY-SA) to help to support and encourage other companies to do the same.