And what s more, the data about the activities people were searching for and attending would help local organisations to better provide for the local population.
Up until that point, our work had taught us a lot about our sector and other sectors; about the different types of organisations and their needs.
In our Bethnal Green Ventures interview in November 2014, we referenced an open platform for the very first time, pivoting away from being a consumer-facing brand to a B2B organisation that would power the wealth of apps and websites that we knew existed.
We confidently proposed that the sector could move forward better together.
The Government picked up on this in December 2015 in Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation p25-6 , and recently Sport England announced in its 2016-2021 strategy, Towards an Active Nation, that it will encourage others to invest and innovate in markets with the greatest potential by making insight freely available, creating data standards, requiring those we fund to share their data and working with the Open Data Institute to promote the principles of shared data p25 .
And we will continue to tell the whole story of imin and our work to ensure that the hundreds of innovative apps that are attempting to do what we originally set out to do will have the greatest chances of success.