According to a new article on Gov.uk, "The UK’s Open Data Institute (ODI) and Taiwan’s Open Data Alliance (ODA) have signed a Letter of Intent today, which will see the two organisations promote and explore the potential open data holds for the public, private and academic sectors in both countries. The Letter was signed by ODI Chairman and Co-Founder Sir Nigel Shadbolt during a visit to Taipei, and Chairman Peng Chi-Ming, from Taiwan’s Open Data Alliance at a high level open data forum which involved Taiwan’s ICT Minister Chang San-Cheng and Chris Wood, Director of the British Trade & Cultural Office in Taiwan."
The article continues, "The agreement will see the ODI and ODA collaborate on a range of potential activities including: * addressing areas of common interest, such as policy, laws and regulations, case studies, technologies and standards * sharing expertise, knowledge and best practice * carrying out collaborative projects * designing support and collaboration systems for open data driven businesses * developing open data technologies."
ODI Chairman Sir Nigel Shadbolt commented, “At the ODI we believe in the power of open data as a major factor in promoting open government, growing a data driven economy, and tackling critical social and environmental issues that affect us all. We are looking forward to collaborate with the Open Data Alliance, who share these values, on a range of open data projects and activities. The ODI is also forging partnerships across the world through its membership program, and we welcome companies from Taiwan’s strong ICT industry to join us.”
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