Q: Why is it currently so cumbersome to work with company data?
A: The European data landscape for company registries is highly fragmented and heterogenous. Getting data – especially across borders – is usually expensive, time consuming and error-prone.
euBusinessGraph, an ambitious new EU project, is trying to change the status quo. Led by SINTEF, Norway’s largest independent research institute, ten European institutions have teamed up to establish a business graph covering all EU countries.
The project’s aim is to develop a system of shared identifiers for companies — and thus make it a lot easier to effectively search for company data in European markets. The proposed data marketplace will be scalable and customisable to various products and services.
dw_innovation’s job within the scope of euBusinessGraph is to work on a new tool that helps journalists find, filter, and visualize company data across various internal and external sources. Our vision: To foster and improve digital business storytelling and create new output formats.
euBusinessGraph was kicked off in January 2017 and will run until July 2019.