Centre for Data-Driven Innovation

The Centre for Data-Driven Innovation is being created to provide a safe and trusted place to make new discoveries with Crown data. Data is the natural resource of the digital economy and can be used to improve the lives of British Columbians – to drive innovation, create products and services, and shed new light on complicated social issues.

With first-class privacy and security measures, the Centre for Data-Driven Innovation will provide a secure place where government data can be safely linked and analyzed to solve real-world problems. It will encourage innovative uses of data and guide the translation of data insights into government actions, while protecting confidentiality and privacy.

With easier access to government data, the tech sector will have another tool for generating job-creating innovations.

The Centre will also create corporate data science capabilities that support government itself innovating with data, working with ministries and crowns to solve government’s most challenging social, economic and environmental challenges.