Singapore-based Newton Circus and its DEX subsidiary, and the Digital Catapult, a national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas, has formed a partnership to drive forward Data City | Data Nation.

Singapore is building the world’s first Smart Nation, and London is a leader in data-driven innovation. Both cities are cultivating vibrant technology eco-systems, with international entrepreneurs and corporates being encouraged to use the cities as ‘living labs’ to test new ideas.

Data City | Data Nation will build and provide managed access to billions of data points provided by public, private and people sectors, a week of data synchronised by time, location and device.

A first of its kind ‘Data Sandbox’ will open to the global data, development and innovation community from March 10 2016.

At the end of February, the Data Sandbox will be open for registration by the global data, development and innovation community.

This Sandbox will make it easy to search across diverse public, private and people datasets, so you can discover new datasets you may not know existed and explore the connections between them.

Click here for Digital Catapult Media Release.


There will be a series of data and innovation events and challenges,
set to a specific theme each month:

Safety and Security
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‘Best of the Best’ showcase
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Here’s a look at the launch of Data City | Data Nation hosted by British High Commissioner, Mr Scott
Wightman, at the end of last year. It brought together key decision-makers from over 90 organisations,
from multinationals to start-ups, research institutes and government agencies.




This is an open call to multinational corporates, small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups, research institutes and government agencies to get involved in Data City | Data Nation!

There is tremendous potential to create value from generating new insights and creating new services built on your data.

We want to help make this data accessible to developers, entrepreneurs and researchers, and unlock smart solutions to drive business opportunities and help address real-world urban challenges in Singapore and / or London.

To that end, we are building and opening up to the global data, development and innovation community a unique Data Sandbox, making the data easy-to-consume and manage via a single API.

The data contributed should be synchronised by time: from 00:00 Monday, 15 February 2016 to 23:59 Sunday, 21 February 2016.

If you like to start a conversation about providing data, please email us at datacitydatanation@dex.sg

Our Partners

Founded By:
Based in Singapore, Newton Circus is a social enterprise and technology company inventing communities and services that make the world a better place. DEX is a data marketplace that plays host to a wealth of datasets and APIs from both the pubic, private and people sectors of Singapore.
Padang & Co is an open innovation company bringing together public, private and people sector partners to consider challenges, collaborate on ideas and co-create new solutions. DEXTRA is a Singapore based community of over 1,500 data scientists who create value from generating new insights and services built on data and APIs.
The Digital Catapult develops breakthroughs for the UK around four areas of opportunity: sharing closed data between organisations; sharing personal data in a way that’s secure and trusted; sharing content and licensed data more simply and sharing data generated across the Internet of Things.





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