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OpenCorporates has a unique public interest business model, and its sustainability comes primarily from commercial income, not grants. However, we are fortunate to be recipients of some research and innovation grants, and in the spirit of transparency we are listing these below.

Alfred P Sloan Foundation

Corporate Structure research   Completed

This project was to develop an open-source methodology and data model to collect, combine and publish corporate structure data.

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Data Pipeline   Completed

This project was to develop an methodology, tools and pipeline to collect, ingest and extract data from a variety of regulatory data, including financial licences, with the help of the open data community.


OpenGazettes   Completed

OpenGazettes is a project to make government gazettes more visible, more useful, and more relevant. Despite a 300-year-old legacy and being the public record for legal notices, government gazettes (also called official journals in some EU countries) are astonishingly poorly known outside, even by those who are affected by their contents. This is why OpenCorporates – with the help of a grant from ODINE, an open data incubator by the European Union – decided to build OpenGazettes.

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ChainReact, Making Supplier Networks Transparent, Understandable and Responsive

ChainReact is an effort to make supplier networks transparent, understandable, and responsive, so that companies and their stakeholders can see, react to, and ultimately transform corporate network impacts.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687967.


euBusinessGraph is a key initiative to simplify and disrupt the cross-border and cross-lingual collection, reconciliation, aggregation, provisioning and analytics of company-related data from authoritative and non-authoritative public- or private-sector sources, with the aim of enabling cross-sectorial innovation.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732003.

Mohn Westlake

The Mohn Westlake Foundation  

The grant from The Mohn Westlake Foundation is helping us to considerably accelerate our work by substantially increasing our ability to find, QA, ingest new company related data for the public benefit. We are doing this by strengthening our data team, and investing in creating new tools, technologies and processes to improve our productivity and revolutionise how we manage our data, thus allowing us to make a significant and permanent difference to corporate transparency.

If you would like OpenCorporates to partner on your grant application (e.g. for Horizon 2020 projects), please email research@opencorporates.com