Hack for Sweden

11 and 12 March, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden

Hack for Sweden is a competition where the participants solve societal challenges with the help of open data over the course of 24 intense hours. Hack for Sweden is also a unique collaboration among 27 government agencies and organisations that want to enable the development of new services and products using their official open data.

The target groups for Hack for Sweden are students, developers, data journalists, innovators and entrepreneurs. The competition was first held in March 2014. The next event will take place in 2017 during the weekend of March 11 to 12, in Kista Stockholm.

Hack for Sweden in 2017 is larger than ever before and is supported financially by the government and the Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi. This year the competition will be held at eGovlabs and Stockholm University’s premises in Kista and there is a new competition category – Best IoT solution.

The challenges for the participants of Hack for Sweden 2017 concern Society Planning, Smarter Environmental Information, Tourism and Recreation as well as an Open Track. A jury will select the winners and the coveted price Hack for Sweden Award is given to the team or the participant who best combines data in a creative way and produces the best and most innovative solution or concept that demonstrates the benefits of open government data. Prises will also be awarded for Best Visualization/Data Analysis, Best Benefit to the Public, Best IoT Solution and The Participants Choice Award. The last date to register is the 19th of February.


Expected Participants:


State: Pending


Physical location
Kista (Stocholm)
eGovlabs and Stockholm University’s premises in Kista (Stockholm)
eGovlabs and Stockholm University’s premises in Kista (Stockholm)