This is the CWL News and Funded Project News Archive. It draws an informative picture on which stories relevant to the creative industries were happening during the AHRC-funded period of Creativeworks London between 2012 and 2016.

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ODI Showcase 2016 – spring call for entries

The ODI launches new call for ODI Showcase commissioned projects demonstrating the real-world impact of data innovation. Last year the ODI commissioned four diverse projects demonstrating how open data can be used to directly benefit individuals, organisations and society as part of its ODI Showcase series. This year we are happy to announce a new call for entries.

How the ODI can support your project

– Do you want to tell the story of your innovation success?
– Are you working on a project that needs development to demonstrate real change
– Would you like to carry out analysis to reveal the impact your work has made so far?

The ODI’s mission is to connect, equip and inspire people around the world to innovate with data.

We are awarding two projects with £7,000 grant funding, to help deliver and tell the stories of innovative uses of data that demonstrate longstanding value to others. We are particularly interested in projects using or producing open data within our core sector themes: finance, agriculture and nutrition, global development and open cities.

In addition to funding, we will provide support to help maximise projects’ impacts, with remote expert ODI mentoring on conducting research and communicating your story, a platform to tell your story through the ODI network and mainstream media channels and the opportunity to promote your work at ODI events, including at an ODI Friday lunchtime lecture.

Using storytelling to maximise the impact of your work

An essential aspect of successful applications will be the ability to tell a story that has clear findings to report on and resonates with the public.

– Who will be interested in your story? Business leaders, citizens, government?
– What findings would you like to uncover? Can analysis or research back this up?
– Will you publish any data as a result?
– Can you produce a visualisation, video, tool or even a game?

Deadline for applications is midnight (GMT), Wednesday 24 February 2016.

Click here for further information and how you can apply.

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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.