Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for Smart Cities. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 3 promising open civic data startups.
Heat Map: 3 Top Open Civic Data Startups
For our 3 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 3 interesting examples out of 57 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Metadata Technology – US Government Open Data
We live in an age where information is available in abundance and is used to improve lives in several ways. Various government agencies generate data in different formats that are available for startups to collect and aggregate. Civic technologies utilize the collected data to establish greater transparency between governments and citizens.
The US-based startup Metadata Technology develops a data management platform for open government data. Their database collects the metadata and organizes it in various formats. It allows users to manually or automatically analyze the data for better policy-making.
Politik.ch – EU Political Open Data
Politics in the European Union (EU) is daunting even with the availability of open data from each of the EU agencies. The huge amount and variety of data available make analysis an expensive and time-consuming process. Startups apply big data, data analytics, database management, and search algorithms to allow users to easily and quickly sort through political and business data.
The Swiss startup Politik.ch develops a database platform for professionals working in the field of politics. Their database collects all the business data from 26 cantonal and national parliaments daily. It then structures the data in a manner such that it is easy to index and analyze.
Civic Ledger – Open Data Blockchain
Data privacy is a critical feature of online databases or transactions. A sense of safety while using online platforms is a must for citizens to register their personal information with government platforms. Blockchain, with its focus on security, allows startups to create a safe environment for the collection and exchange of government open data.
The Australian startup Civic Ledger develops a data-driven platform for open governments. It uses blockchain and smart contracts to create a secure and digitized environment for the exchange of information. The exchange between the public and the government is in government to citizen (G2C) format and improves civilians’ trust.
What About The Other 54 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 3 open civic data startups showcased above are promising examples out of 57 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.