So why a data catalyser ..?

Thinking about the connected digital economy catapult (CDEC) platform that was previously called the trusted data accelerator (TDA) and now re-branded as the Data Catalyser.

The question is what does a system like this do that existing analytics systems or Web Observatories do not do? The answer is quite straightforward:

There are many collaborative systems which employ open data for public shared benefit and many isolated systems which search for private market insight on closed data, there are however few, if any systems that successfully allow collaborative, closed data work: that it allowing temporary alliances, and temporary sharing of data sets through a neutral third-party for sharing of benefits though NOT of IPR.