Cities & Innovation
Research and Awareness Building

IISc, Bengaluru, through Project Kaveri and the Indian Urban Data Exchange (IUDX),  seeks to build tech and governance infrastructure to enable public and private organizations, and individuals to discover, exchange and use data - with appropriate privacy and security safeguards - for social good.

Project Kaveri is envisioned as a Centre of Excellence with a mission to unlock the massive untapped social and economic value of data. The team will use a mix of technology, policy research, use case demonstrations, and community building to further its mission. Our grant to IISc will help them develop: 

i) Indian Urban Data Exchange Platform: A tech intermediary for sharing of
datasets in a standardized format across government departments, private organizations and research institutions. This will make the stock of available data supply transparent, including an inventory of what data exists that can match multiple demands.

ii) Data Stewardship Models: Define, test and advance fit-for-purpose data stewardship models (data collaboratives, data stores, data trusts etc.) that can help utilise “data for social value” with appropriate safeguards.

iii) Ecosystem: Evangelize the platform with data providers, data users, the developer community and government to get additional users on both supply and demand sides. Further, it will collaborate and co-create the tech and governance infrastructure, and build capacity and awareness.

ONI Impact Thesis

By using a mix of technology, policy research, use case demonstrations, and community building efforts, IISc aims to unlock the massive untapped social and economic value of data. The India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), initiative of  IISc will provide proof-points to address the twin problems of fragmented datasets and weak data stewardship in 4,000 + Indian cities and drive the usage of data for policymaking

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