Open data Awards Finalists 2015 announced

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Earlier this year, Open data invited everyone to nominate people, projects, groups, governments and businesses across five categories from across the world. The Open data awards judges have therefore gone through the shortlisted nominees and come up with finalists.

Open data awards celebrates innovation and excellence in open data across the world. In the various categories nominees fall under, the awards celebrate high publishing standards and use of challenging data in the Publisher Award, in the Social impact awards nominees who use open data for social good best are eligible to win, and Innovation Award celebrates open data used as a tool for innovation, in any sector.

The Champion awards celebrate an outstanding individual pioneer of Open data and lastly the Business Award that celebrates open data used to transform business.

Here are the finalists 2015

Business award – celebrating open data used to transform business
Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion – @ocsi_uk
Open Corporates – @OpenCorporates
Open Data Nation – @OpenDataNation

Innovation award – celebrating open data used as a tool for innovation, in any sector
A Tu Servicio (At Your Service) – @DATAuy
Medicines for Malaria Venture – @MedsforMalaria
OpenSensors.io – @opensensorsio

Social Impact award – celebrating open data used as a tool for social good
BudgIT – @budgitng
Democracy Club – @democlub
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team – @hotosm

Individual Champion award – celebrating an outstanding individual pioneer of open data
Denis Gursky – @denis_gursky
Linet Kwamboka – @g33kmate
Mo McRoberts – @nevali

Publisher award – – celebrating high publishing standards and use of challenging data
Greater London Authority Data Store – @LDN_data
Kenya Open Data Initiative – @KenyaOpenData
Open Corporates – @OpenCorporates

The winners will be announced by ODI Founders Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt at an awards ceremony on 9 July, held at Bloomberg’s London office on Finsbury Square.

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Winfred Kuria
Winfred Kuria is a self-constituted web content writer in charge of Tech News and Events Publicity at Kachwanya.com. She will communicate in the simplest way possible with an aim of changing the world one mind at a time.
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