Open data important resource…

Open data important resource and growth driver in Danish Digital Strategy


Public sector data is defined as an important resource and growth driver in the Danish 'Digital Strategy 2016-2020' published earlier this month. Making available high-quality public sector data will remain an essential focus area to boost data-driven innovation.

In an international perspective, Danish public sector data is of high quality and holds a large commercial productivity and growth potential, the strategy states. Businesses can use public sector data to optimise their business processes and to develop new products and services which create value for citizens, public authorities and fellow businesses. In the digital age, data is one of the most valuable resources for running a business.


At the same time, the government recognises that data will not automatically be utilised merely by making it available. Businesses should be made more aware of the value of data and it should be easier for authorities and businesses to experiment in using data.

Existing and new applications based on public sector data, geolocation and the Internet of Things (IoT) should be used as showcases to promote the deployment of Smart City solutions.

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