Open knowledge is knowledge, often in the form of data, available for everyone to freely use, reuse and redistribute without any sorts of restrictions. Open Knowledge Sweden envisions enlightened societies where everyone has access to key information in order to make daily or life changing choices with the help of relevant information, where authorities, institutions, businesses and other entities are fully transparent and at the same time, using open knowledge to increase innovation and efficiency on finding solutions. Open Knowledge should be a mainstream concept and a natural part of our everyday lives.
The Open Knowledge Awards will help raise awareness on how society, including authorities, businesses, organizations and other entities can benefit from open knowledge. OK Awards covers categories such as transparency, entrepreneurship, open science, region/municipality and business initiative. The award winners will set an example of how businesses and organizations have best used open knowledge for innovative solutions, how authorities have been more transparent with the use of open knowledge and how public figures have used their influence for change in that direction, both cultural and legal.
“We had our first OK Awards in collaboration with KTH and with support of Wikimedia Sweden last year and it was a great success. This year, in addition to KTH Industrial Marketing and Entrepreneurship Division, we also collaborate with Dataföreningen; expect to have more nominations and more guests at our event with support from the Open Knowledge Community. We believe that OKA is providing recognition to change makers that push for innovation as well as transparent and accountable democracy. It also raises the bar every year for all open knowledge stakeholders in Sweden.” – Serdar Temiz, Chairman of Open Knowledge Sweden
To nominate entities/people and for more information about the OK Awards 2017 event:
Visit our website www.okawards.org
You can read more about previous years winners here
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Johanna de Vera