Dat zou handig zijn!
A Dutch competition for generating ideas around the reuse of public government data modelled after Show Us a Better Way in the UK. Launched May 2009, running until September 2009. 'Dat zou handig zijn' means 'That would be great to have'. The Ministry for the Interior has made 20.000 Euro available to help realize the best idea(s). The competition generated 60 ideas. Winners were announced November 26th 2009. Winning idea was 'where do my taxes go', which won funding to realize the idea. Runners up were two related ideas about garbage removal dates, and places to bring garbage.
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Aktinsyn, 'looking at dossiers', is the public available info on patents in Sweden. The dataset contains all original filed documents from 2004 onwards, and can be downloaded in PDF format. Search is based on the patent number only. Datasource: http://www.prv.se/E-tjanster/Patent/ (and follow the link Aktinsyn in the middle of the page) Formats: PDF Found via http://www.opengov.se/data/43/ by Peter Krantz.