The motto of the billionaire mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, could apply to Brighton as it becomes one of only 13 Open Data Institute centres in the world.
Open Data, often anonymised, held by hospitals, councils, bus companies, universities and businesses can be collated and interrogated to act as a catalyst for environmental, economic and social innovation.
The Brighton hub of the Open Data Institute, based at Lighthouse in Kensington Street, will collaborate with other centres in Canada, France, the Middle East, Russia, Europe and South America on a £10.75m project funded by the Technology Strategy Board.
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