Programs

ODX helps Canadian companies find, understand, and make the best possible use of Open Data – no matter where it comes from.

ODX Civic Challenge

ODX Civic Challenge identifies complex municipal problems and challenges entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs to develop solutions to these problems by collaborating with City departments – essentially giving the City their very own in-house R&D lab.

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ODX Ventures

The ODX Ventures program supports Ontario based businesses who use open data in their product or service. The program provides up to $50,000 in financial support to start-ups, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for product development, market traction and scaling their company so that they are investment ready. Successful applicants must be willing to provide an in-kind match to the amount awarded.

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ODX Connect

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new program, ODX Connect powered by CDMN Soft Landing program.

ODX Connect offers exposure to business opportunities around the world for companies building their business with open data. Mature startups and SMEs are eligible to apply for this great opportunity to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad.

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ODX Business Ready Badge

Canada’s Open Data Exchange is working with businesses and governments to maximize the economic value from Open Data. We want to recognize all those that contribute to this effort by providing them with this badge that they can proudly display.

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Open Cities Index

ODX is pleased to partner with Public Sector Digest for the Open Cities Index— the first study of its kind to benchmark Canada’s municipal open data initiatives. It is critical to bring the private and public sectors to the table to improve benchmarking standardization, discuss current trends and find fresh solutions. We want to prompt municipalities to analyze how they collect and disseminate data, identify the best frameworks to use and anticipate how the cost compares to the potential return. Whether municipalities are searching for a place to start with their open data strategy or are looking for ways to outperform their neighbours, the Open Cities Index urges cities to see open data as a strategic priority and a valuable resource.

Open Data 150

The Open Data 150 is a joint project between The Govlab and Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX), supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and ThomsonReuters. It is the first comprehensive, internationally comparable mapping of Canadian companies that use open data to launch new products and services, create commercial and nonprofit ventures, optimize their business processes, do research, make data-driven decisions, and solve complex problems.