Data driven innovation: leveraging the creative and social dimension is the new policy briefing produced by the Social&Creative community.
The document elaborates on a policy concept – Data driven Innovation – recently introduced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to depict the progress made by the data driven economy and the challenges this poses to national legislation and regulation.
We argue that although left implicit, the creative and social dimensions are both present and very relevant to a full development of that concept to create opportunities for growth and jobs and we bring a number of concrete examples in support.
While data generation as a new form of RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) or the acknowledgement of a social interface of data may appear controversial to some extent, we suggest that these aspects should become more central in future policy making, not only in a defensive manner,
e.g. to protect IPR and privacy, but also proactively and to give meaning and flavour to existing and emerging data driven initiatives at local level.