The Open Know-Where Data Awards are back

September 19, 2022

Thanks to the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the OKW data awards are enabling machines to be added to the map! By 2023, we want at least 150,000 machines and tools mapped leveraging the OKW standard. This will allow us to develop a key part of the infrastructure for distributed manufacturing: a global map of machines and tools based on an open standard and APIs.

We know there are already great datasets and maps; many were used in the research towards developing the OKW data standard. We also know that aligning data to a standard is time-consuming.

The award will fund time and operational costs to:

  • Adopt the OKW standard into existing datasets e.g.: database reconfiguration, data wrangling or writing APIs.
  • And/or: Conduct mapping of manufacturing capabilities.

Do you know anyone who has mapped / or do you want to map manufacturing capabilities and could use financial support to adapt their data to the OKW Standard?

Apply here