For using a more open business model through crowdfunding in an area that is forced to experiment to thrive, BlankSpotProject is taking the lead to pioneer for a more exciting and hopeful future to qualitative journalism in times where more and more people are turning to (pay)walls. Complementing the financing with courses, workshops and seminars are also an interesting initiative to complement the core of producing investigative journalism. Also nominated because of the use of a Creative Commons license to the content. Although it is of the restrictive kind, it is giving hope for more accessible and open news.

Dopter AB with Andreas Krohn as a lead has been pioneering with supporting companies and organisations with APIs, conferences, educating and consulting to increase data availability.

Darja Isaksson:

Digitaldemokraten som vill sätta standard

http://www.va.se/nyheter/2015/11/13/hon-guidear-lofven-in-i-framtiden/

Esam has been one of the companies in Umeå and Sweden driving for a circular economy and is now involved in the project of one of Sweden’s first Data-Driven Labs. Opening knowledge for sustainable development is key to a greater future.

For using a more open business model through crowdfunding in an area that is forced to experiment to thrive, BlankSpotProject is taking the lead to pioneer for a more exciting and hopeful future to qualitative journalism in times where more and more people are turning to (pay)walls. Complementing the financing with courses, workshops and seminars are also an interesting initiative to complement the core of producing investigative journalism. Also nominated because of the use of a Creative Commons license to the content. Although it is of the restrictive kind, it is giving hope for more accessible and open news.

After many years being the general secretary at Wikimedia Sweden,
In his first year of business he has already;
1. been doing the Y2S-project by walking from Ystad to Stockholm and lecturing municipalities about Open Data,
2. worked with the Open Science Framework in the Ethical Vetting Boards (Etikprövningsnämnderna) and now
3. writing a guidebook for decisionmakers about Open Data together with journalist Anders Frick
– OpenByDefault is definitely in the process of transforming Sweden to become truly open.

The majority of the available Open Data catalogs at the Swedish national Open Data portal öppnadata.se has been described according to DCAT-AP using the nominee EntryScape Catalog (or its predecessor). This makes EntryScape Catalog one of the biggest technology drivers for Open Data publication in Sweden.

EntryScape Catalog is an Open Source product and is part of MetaSolutions’ EntryScape platform for information management which provides public authorities with a powerful way for managing their data catalogs and Open Data publication processes. Organizations can bring data from plain ideas to candidates for publication and finally to elaborate and published Open Data. EntryScape Catalog makes it cost and time effective to implement an Open Data strategy in an organization.

MetaSolutions AB successfully introduced EntryScape Catalog to the market in early 2016. The sustainable business model is based on providing the software as cloud service. Most of the customers are currently located in Sweden with the business gaining traction all over Europe.