Knowledge hub

Data & Information sharing

Knowledge and data platforms, typically hosted in online, digital environments, are crucial to share this knowledge and data amongst stakeholders. As such, these platforms facilitate improved delivery of services, increase government transparency. Moreover, this improved access to relevant knowledge, experiences and best practices can empower entrepreneurs and academics to identify, design and implement the most effective instruments to transition towards a circular economy.[1], [2] Through the development of the circular economy, important knowledge and data are often dispersed across geographies and hidden in sectoral silos.[3] Yet, the role of (big) data is becoming increasingly important in improving production and consumption of products and services.[4]


[1] Bosco, E. 2016. Data Sharing for Municipal Excellence. Data-Smart City Solutions. Available online via:

[2] Green, B.; Cunningham, G.; Ekblaw, A.; Kominers, P.; Linzer, A. & Crawford, S. 2017. Open Data Privacy. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research. Available online via:

[3] OECD. 2013. A Toolkit of Policy Options to Support Inclusive Green Growth. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Available online via:

[4] Gemeente Amsterdam. 2015. Circulair Innovatieprogramma, 2016-2018 met een doorkijk naar 2025. Available online via…

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