Inspiring Ireland, a platform created by DRI in collaboration with many of Ireland's leading cultural institutions to share Ireland's cultural heritage with an international audience, has been nominated for a prestigious digital innovation award.
The World Summit Awards, an international UN-based award, highlight mobile and internet applications that address social challenges, and have a significant impact in the fields of health, education, environment, government or inclusion. The award is partnered with the key United Nations organizations and agencies; to date more than 178 countries are actively involved. Inspiring Ireland is nominated in the Government & Open Data category, which means that it is considered the best product in Ireland in this category. It has been nominated alongside other significant Irish projects and products including, among others, CoderDojo, Local Authority Finances and the Yes Equality Campaign.
This nomination complements Inspiring Ireland's success at the 2015 eGovernment Awards in January of this year. The platform won the event’s Overall Award, which includes the finalists from all projects and organisations shortlisted for an award in 2014. In addition to the Overall Winner award, Inspiring Ireland also won awards in two specific categories, including ‘Promoting Ireland Overseas,’ and in the category for ‘Open Source’.
A full list of the 2015 WSA nominees can be viewed here.