Our first Data Space was born in Colombia. Over two years, we have established a strong network of national, international, and regional partner organizations fostering a fruitful collaborative environment, helping catalyze the advancement of projects such as:  

Colombia's Big Data Strategy

Technical assistance project to the Department of National Planning (DNP) of Colombia and Innpulsa, to support the development of Colombia’s first ever national Big Data strategy to be presented to the President of Colombia in 2018.

Ciudata Segura

A project at Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, as part of Data-Pop Alliance, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The main objective of this project is to generate sophisticated analyses about urban crime and violence in LAC cities, starting in Colombia.

OPAL Project

Colombia is one of the pilot countries of the Open Algorithms (OPAL) project. The aim during the pilot phase is to develop a Beta platform and a suite of open algorithms, all accessible and open source, as well as training and engagement activities around the platform.

Capacity Building​

In December 2016, Data-Pop Alliance ran a 3-day training workshop “Leveraging Big Data for sustainable development” in Bogotá in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), as part of our Global Training Program

Another edition of the workshop was held in Bogotá in May 2019. For more information, please contact: vcasasbuenas@datapopalliance.org


“Characterizing and Analyzing Urban Dynamics in Bogotá and Medellin”

Bruno Lepri (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Marco De Nadai (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Jacopo Staiano (Sorbonne Universités), Daniele Quercia (Bell Labs)

“Opportunities and Requirements for Leveraging Big Data for Official Statistics and the SDGs in Latin America”

Funded by the World Bank in partnership with Colombia’s Administrative Department of National Statistics (DANE)

Laboratorio Urbano Bogotá

Data-Pop Alliance, the Economic Development Secretary of Bogotá (SDDE) and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) signed a collaboration agreement in May 2016 to jointly establish an Urban Lab Bogotá. The Lab is envisaged as an open space of interaction and collaborative work aiming to result in innovative, applicable, and replicable data-driven solutions for the city of Bogotá. This space seeks to be at the forefront of people-centered public innovation, by creating solutions in an inclusive manner, engaging the public and private sectors, academia, and above all, citizens. The LabUrbano is hosted at Logyca.

Periodic Table of Data Tools

Hosted on laburbano.org, interactive platform gathering numerous methods and tools for collecting, storing, processing, analyzing, sharing, transmitting and visualizing data. Please note that the platform is still under construction.
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Hosted on laburbano.org, BogOData is one of the first platforms containing both public and private information about the city. Citizens have access to over 100 databases, covering different topics, in an open format. The platform was developed with the support of OpenDataSoft.
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Lab Urbano partners: