Hack for Sweden is an initiative to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of government agencies open data. It is a community consisting of over 30 government agencies and individuals who want to create sustainable impact with the tool of open data.


One can participate as an individual or as a team. Every team is allowed to have a maximum of 8 participants. As most data provided will be in swedeish, it is recomanded to have at least one swedish speaking team mate in the team. 


To be evaluated by the jury and participate in the competition one has to use at least one of the available data sources from www.oppnadata.se and make the entry open source. 

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$20,000 in prizes

The Hack for Sweden Award

The Hack for Sweden Award, will be given to the team that combines data in a creative way and creates the most innovative application or service that clearly shows the possibilities with open data from government agencies.

Best visualization/data analysis

Best visualization/data analysis, with the help of data illustrate a complex reality in a new way that is easy to understand.

Best use of deep tech

Best use of deep tech, new technologies can address the ever-evolving societal challenges that we face today. The prize will be awarded to the best showcased innovative use of new technology that brings us a step closer to the solution of a defined societal challenge.

Best benefit for the public

Best benefit for the public, create a benefit for the public and drive social development in a sustainable direction.

Participants' Choice Award

Participants' Choice Award Contestants will vote for the best team or solution participating in the competition.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Don't forget, if you are one of the 10 finalists, this page will be all you have for presenting! Add the content wisely, include slides and a short demo of the solution!


Aric Dromi

Aric Dromi
Digital philosopher, Profesional Trouble Maker

Susanne Fuglesang

Susanne Fuglesang
Innovation Catalyst & COO at Innovation Pioneers

Mikael Ahlström

Mikael Ahlström
Founder Sup46, ThePark, Britny

Ishtar Touailat

Ishtar Touailat
Head of Innovation at Tieto

Filippa Jennersjö

Filippa Jennersjö
Head of IT at Arbetsförmedlingen

Sara Selldahl

Sara Selldahl
Head of Nordics Marketing for Google Cloud

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Cost
  • Innovativeness
  • Utility/Benefit for society
  • Realisability
  • Comprehensibility

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