open data

Why are some areas falling behind in university participation?

SPC launches major new research project into widening participation to Higher Education The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have produced and published a set of analysis that looks into trends in HE. In particular their statistics on young participation show that there are unexplained gaps in levels of participation from area to area. The Southern Policy Centre have been commissioned by HEFCE to look more closely at five local authority wards in southern England. We want to know: Whether…

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The Open Data Institute Node for Hampshire

The Southern Policy Centre has been awarded the status of ODI Node for Hampshire As a network node for the Open Data Institute our job will be to demonstrate the value of open data to public organisations, businesses, and interested citizens across Hampshire. Our own focus will be on using open data to solve tricky public policy issues. The first major demonstrator project will be our research into why some areas of southern England are not seeing as high levels of…

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Business South: Digital Summit

On Friday 27th March John Denham, Chair of the Southern Policy Centre, spoke about our Open Data Initiative at Business South’s Digital Summit event held at Winchester Planetarium and Science Park. It was a successful morning where we heard from many Digital experts in new and emerging technologies ranging from Drones, 3D Printing, Home Energy Saving Devices and new technology from Japan. The morning was closed by keynote speaker Lord Robert Winston. See John’s slides below:

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SPC launches Open Data initiative

As a key strand of its work, the Southern Policy Centre sets out to research, design, champion and test fresh approaches to ‘Open Data’ especially in response to the opportunity of public service reform. Launching our ‘Open Data Initiative’, we welcomed Liam Maxwell, Government Chief Technology Officer, to address an audience of entrepreneurs, academics, coders, innovators and policy makers on ‘Government As A Platform’ for Change. Drawing on international insights and his own experience of working to help save UK…

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