Partners – Hack the Marine


With guidance from the Open Data Institute (ODI), the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has provided data, policy advice and support for Hack the Marine, both as part of the OpenDEFRA programme, and through key agencies including the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

RCUK Digital Economy & Communities and Culture Network+

Communities and Culture Network+RCUK Digital Economy


Alex McLean has been running the Inhabiting the Hack programme, and his group Kairotic joined us at the previous Hack the City – Culture & Heritage Edition. In a further collaboration, we continue to explore the dynamic between creative practitioners, researchers and digital innovators through Hack the Marine.  The Inhabiting the Hack series is supported by Research Council UK’s Digital Economy programme and the Communities and Culture Network.


MundoJumbo - grassroots innovation, learning experience design, resilient ecosystems

Hack the City is produced by MundoJumbo, a grassroots and open innovation agency. It specialises in delivering purposeful and collaborative innovation through engaging group learning experiences.

As well as designing and delivering public programmes such as Hack the City, MundoJumbo helps enterprise clients to apply agile business analysis and lean startup techniques to develop products and services that customers want.

MundoJumbo has a strong network ethos, and applies its experience of devising innovation and peer learning ecosystems to clients in the economic development sphere who looking to implement successful open innovation and collaboration policies that can drive resilient economic growth strategies.

The Better With Data Society

Better With Data

The Better With Data Society helps people discover the value of open data for their businesses and communities.  It catalyses cultural, societal and economic opportunities through better supply and demand for open data, and to promote civic and democratic engagement that makes communities stronger.

Based in the Sheffield City Region, the organisation runs monthly meetups for Open Data Sheffield, one of the longest standing open data communities in the UK.  As a city node of the Open Data Institute, it promotes world class open data innovation and knowledge sharing across the global open data network.

Sheffield Methods Institute

Sheffield Methods Institute

The Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) is a newly formed Institute within the University of Sheffield that delivers high quality training and research related to quantitative and qualitative methods within Social Sciences. The primary aim of the SMI is to provide Sheffield graduates with the quantitative skills demanded by an increasingly competitive employment market.

University of Sheffield

The Department of Animal and Plant Science and the Sheffield R Users Group.

Sheffield Hallam University

Faculty of Arts, Computing and Engineering Science – including the Departments of Computing and Graphic Design.