Is Open Innovation something new?
• collective invention
• Crowdsourcing / crowdfunding
• community-based competition
• user-developed innovation
• open source
Usually literature deals with how to use external
knowledge to foster innovation but not much on
opening up internal knowledge to foster
Open Data is information which can be
freely used, reused, and redistributed, in
machine readable format, by anyone,
anywhere, for any purpose
Open Knowledge is what Open Data
becomes when it is made
useful - accessible, understandable,
and able to help someone solve a real
Why Open data in Open Innovation?
Open data opens up the possibility of external
innovators and it has not been researched
enough. Therefore, it is of interest to study the
opening up of data sets and try to understand
how it influences Innovation process.
Describe and analyse how organisations open up
data sets to actors external to the organization
and understand how these organisations (both
internal and external actors) benefit from open
data in terms of innovation.
Call: Goldcorp Challenge
Call: CEO Rob McEwen Decided to run a contest
Input: Provide access to the geological data of
the company's Moribund Red Lake Mine in
Request: Solvers to have a crack at finding its
richest gold deposits
1) 110 sites identified by the solvers, of which
50% were new, 80% of which produced gold.
2) 8 million ounces of gold found.
3) Company value up from $100 million to $9
billion. (Pre contest and post contest)
KMZ/KML feed from http://flightwise.com/ for
LAX airport that were intended to display the
aircraft on Google Earth
Why Spain and Indonesia?
Nelson Mandela wore batik shirts on formal occasions;
the South Africans call it a Madiba shirt.
In 2010, Nelson Mandela was present in the stadium
when Spain's international football team won their first
ever World Cup Football trophy
We need Freedom To
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Information vs Data
Serdar Temiz is OKFN
Ambassador of Sweden, his twitter
Now it is Data
Name Last Name Twitter Organisation Country
Serdar Temiz Serdar_temiz OKFN Sweden
Pontus Lyckman .... SIS Sweden
Patrik Lindén .... SIS Sweden
Sweden’s Open Data movement is
analyzed with three perspectives:
Analysis is expanded with six OKF
• 1. Promotion of civic engagement
• 2 Promotion of standards (?)
• 3 Promotion of Networks
• 4 Promotion of Opening Datasets
• 5 Identification of Citizen Needs (?)
• 6 Importance of Non-Government Sector
• 7 Importance of Government Sector Contribution
• 8 Better Usage of Existing Data
• 9 E-government versus Open data (?)
• 10 Sustainability of Projects (?)
• 11 Privacy Of Open Data (!)
• 12 Social Activism (?)
• Quality of Data?
“Government as a Platform”
PhD Candidate-KTH &EIT Labs ICT Innovation, OKFN Ambassador,
Please join me at www.opensweden.net –
Open Data and Innovation Community of Sweden.