Pretty Simple: web, digital, social

Up to £25,000 is being offering to support four projects which will see local authorities in Scotland open up more of their data and collaborate with developers to build useful, innovative digital services.

The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) is hoping to repeat the success of its Make It Local programme in England, which saw the creation of three new services based on data held by Councils and other organisations.

Organisations have until 31 January 2012 to submit an application for Make It Local Scotland.

An invitation to collaborate in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council has put out a call for local organisations and developers to get in touch and help develop a proposal, and I’d urge anyone with an idea or experience of building great services around data to get involved. There’s already been some exciting thoughts around a “green/environmental” theme but we’re keen to gather as many ideas as possible – both for this and to also help inform future developments.

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