Where Open meets and collaborates

We are a UK not for profit organisation committed to develop and sustain UK leadership in Open Technology, being open source software, open source hardware and open data, across the UK.

The first edition of our Kids’ Competition can be found at openuk.uk/kidscompetition  and is featured in Computer Weekly.

We have updated this as a consequence of Covid 19 and registration will continue until 17 May.

The First Edition of the OpenUK Awards launched on March 30 and nominations run until 15 June at openuk.uk/awards. The Awards will be held on 20 October in London or remotely as appropriate openuk-awards-nominations/.

OpenUK promotes businesses, projects and people, who use Open and strives to collaborate across all existing organisations for Open by creating a clear and loud voice for the Open Communities in the UK; influencing UK Legal and Policy to make the UK a great place for Open and by promoting education; and learning in skills in Open Technology.

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Our participants are specialists in open source software, hardware and data or th0se who want to learn more. They benefit from our organisational infrastructure to meet, learn and pursue collaborative projects.

We work through Community Committees focusing on: Events, Learning, Legal and Policy, Museums, Universities, OpenUK Awards and OpenUK Week.

We welcome participation from non-members. Participation in any OpenUK activity or event is open to all but subject to our Participants’ Code of Respect and the OpenUK Competition Policy. By participating you agree to comply with these.


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If you are interested in joining any of our activities or want to learn more, please contact OpenUK or come along to one of our inclusive and welcoming events. Our events are recorded and where possible streamed.

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Camilla Siggaard Andersen
28th March 2020

The Local Smart City Experiment: What Covid-19 is teaching us about urban living

2020 is  an extraordinary year. This year, people across the world will experience for the first time, first-hand, a completely different lifestyle to the one...

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Ashleigh Monagle
21st February 2020

Open Data in the age of PropTech – who is in control?

As real estate’s interest in venture capital investments grows, you may have heard that PropTech is the new (albeit smaller) cousin of FinTech. PropTech, defined...

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Amanda Brock
12th February 2020

January Pinks – Amanda’s CEO Round Up

It’s been a busy old January. I am not sure why and am left wondering if it is a ripple in the pool of Brexit....

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Van Lindberg
20th January 2020

OpenUK Amicus Brief in Google v Oracle copyright law suit

Open Source Attorney, Van Lindberg discusses the filing with the U.S. Supreme Court of an amicus brief including OpenUK. An amicus brief is  filed in...

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Karen Sandler
6th January 2020

Karen Sandler talks “Digital Autonomy” in advance of her OpenUK Healthcare keynote in London on 6 February

Digital autonomy – our ability to choose and control how technology integrates in our live- has never been more important. It also has never been...

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Amanda Brock
24th December 2019

How open source can live up to its name in a post-Brexit world

Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK and keynote speaker at Tech Leaders Summit, explores how open source can thrive in a post-Brexit world

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Amanda Brock
6th December 2019

“Some people have all the luck” Neil McGovern, Executive Director, Gnome Foundation

Some people have all the luck – by Neil McGovern.

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Amanda Brock
18th November 2019

DG Connect: Open Source 2020 and Beyond

The European Commission is taking Open Source, Open Hardware and Open Data seriously and recognising the need to take real and defined steps to move...

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Amanda Brock
3rd January 2020

Dominic Cummings and Number 10 need you!

It’s the start of a new decade and with Brexit on January 31, inevitably a new era for the UK.

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