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EUROPEAN UNION AWARDS CONSORTIUM INCLUDING OMMAX WITH 6-YEAR FRAMEWORK CONTRACT FOR THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN DATA PORTAL

The Publications Office of the European Union has awarded a six-year framework contract to Capgemini Invent to continue the development of the European Data Portal and related consultancy and research work into a new service: Data.Europa.EU.

It will combine the two European data portals and their efforts towards facilitating open data publication and re-use in Europe. Capgemini Invent will lead the six-year engagement, coordinating the project consortium. Being a part of the consortium, OMMAX will bring in its expertise to make the portals’ data more visible and findable through search engines and social media channels. This includes setting up technical specifications to increase the website quality of the new portal as well as the ongoing realization of optimization potentials and conduction of social media analysis.

The new Data.Europa.EU, to be launched in spring of 2021, will integrate the pre-existing European Data Portal and European Union Open Data Portal into a single, coherent core component of the public sector data infrastructure that has been set up by the European Union, its institutions and Member States. Like its predecessors, it will offer three key pillars:

  • Access to public data resources across Europe via the single point of contact, which is the portal itself, offering over 1 million datasets across 36 countries, 6 EU institutions and 79 other EU bodies and agencies;
  • Support to EU institutions and Member States via the set-up of communities of practice of national open data portal and policy owners, training and consultancy to improve, sustain and document data publishing practices;
  • Evidence of the socio-economic benefits of re-using public data resources and various stimuli to foster and showcase uptake and value creation.

The goal of Data.Europa.EU is to leverage this three-pillar approach to support the creation and improvement of processes, products and services re-using public data resources to create economical, societal, political, and environmental impact. The more this impact is documented and understood, the further access, discoverability and data uptake will increase. The latest Capgemini Invent study published in 2020 as part of the European Data Portal estimated a value between 199 (baseline scenario) and 334 (high growth scenario) billion EUR in market size for open data in Europe in 2025.

Toni Stork, CEO and Partner at OMMAX: “We are happy and proud to contribute to increasing the accessibility and visibility of public data within the European Union. It is a great honour working in such a professional and knowledgeable consortium."

Dr. Felix Marcinowski, Head of SEO at OMMAX adds: “It’s a great experience to be a part of the mission to increase the reach of the European Data Portal. The consortium represents highest quality standards as well as OMMAX’ strong belief that diversity and an international perspective are the foundations of social responsibility and sustainable success within the 21st century.” 

Capgemini Invent leads the project’s Consortium, in partnership with INTRASOFT International, including OMMAX, Fraunhofer FOKUS, con terra, con terra, 52°North, agiledrop, Timelex, the Lisbon Council, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and Capgemini’s global design leader Idean and the Cybersecurity Services.

ABOUT OMMAX

OMMAX is a digital strategy consultancy based in Europe, specializing in sustainable digital value creation while catering to an array of mid-sized companies, large enterprises, and >50 private equity firms around the world. Composed of >150 international experts and with >700 realized projects in the fields of digital strategy, digital operational excellence, data science, and transaction advisory services, OMMAX is a front-runner regarding holistic data-driven strategy consulting and end-to-end execution of digital solutions. For more information: www.ommax-digital.com.

 

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