Last year Ireland had interesting open innovation program which shown good results (ideascampaign).
This year contest looks nicer 😉 and it has prizes, also they took Brightidea software to support it. I think that they learned from last year and this knowledge is keeping them on right track. Certanly, the right track is open innovation.
You can find it on: www.yourcountryyourcall.com
These concept could be the example for other countries, specially to countries which have large diaspora(like my country – Croatia).