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Nordic AI & Open Data Hackathon 2022

Event Details

The Nordic countries have a strong innovation culture, highly technologically literate citizens, and a public sector that are dedicated to offering valuable open data sets, in order to build new digital solutions. At this hackathon we want you to put your skills into play and demonstrate how digital solutions can help the Nordics become a leading region in digitalization, AI and responsible use of open data. The Hackathon is part of Nordic Innovation’s AI and Data program. We look forward to having you on board – and to seeing what ideas you have in mind!


3 locations in the Nordics – 1 hackathon!

The Hackathon will take place at 3 different locations (Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Online) – BUT at the same time! Our aim is to get participants across from all of the Nordic countries, hence you can choose the location you prefer. We’ll make sure to connect across locations – so you’ll meet the rest of your Nordics peers.
Remember to sign up for the location you intend to join – please note that we have limited seats. The program follows the same timeslots for all 3 locations. Our program will be updated during February 2022, with new speakers, mentors, and sessions.



The hackathon will take place in Copenhagen and area in partnership with DTU. The hackathon will be hosted at DTU in Lyngby!


The hackathon will take place in Stockholm in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The hackathon will be hosted at KTH Innovation.


The hackathon will take place ONLINE. You will get a link for the hackathon after registration. This makes it possible for you to join from anywhere – through teams:)


What is the goal of the hackathon?

At the hackathon, we will be working around the following SDGs! We have pre-defined challenges, whereas there are great opportunities to apply AI in combination with the open data sets (described in the section below).
You are also welcome to solve other relevant challenges with the data-sets, but we will make sure to give you insights on the pre-defined 🙂
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure:
(How) can road camera data supplemented by other data be used optimize freight transport and traffic flows around heavy vehicles?(How) can road camera data be used to monitor the resilience and health of the transport infrastructure?

SDG 13: Climate Action

(How) can road camera data improve traffic flows, prevent congestion and ensure a greener transportation sector?

SDG 15: Life on Land

(How) can road camera data contribute to improved road safety and better human health?(How) can road camera data monitor roadside ecosystems and their health?
We have engage a line mentors with relevant expertise. The mentors will therefore be able to give you insight to the industry challenges and then opportunities that lies within AI.

What data will be made available for us?

The central datasets at the hackathon are road camera datasets from across the five Nordic countries. Road camera data consists of a photo stream or data feed from web cameras located alongside roads in the Nordic countries. Several other datasets will be curated to be used by you alongside the road camera datasets.
  • Traffic events and roadworks dataset (traffic incidents, road conditions, traffic disorders)
    Weather datasets (wind, downpour, temperature, water levels etc)
  • Air quality datasets (pollution in an area, air quality measurements, weather, emissions)



The program is the same for everyone, no matter if you’re in Copenhagen, Stockholm or online. Some of our sessions are hosted online (all-together) and some are individual for each location. But don’t worry, we’ll handle the details, you just have to note what time to show up – and remember to register at the right location 🙂

Friday (March 18)


Arrival, Registration & Networking


STOCKHOLM: Linda Pedersen
Online: Maria Garde

Kick off Your Facilitator, Welcome by Nordic Innovation & Keynote


COPENHAGEN: Ditte Hvas Mortensen, ITD Logtech Hub
STOCKHOLM: Gina Aspelin Hedbring, Smart City Sweden
Online: Kristjana Björk Barðdal, The City of Reykjavik


Challenges to be presented + datasets presented

CHALLENGES: It’s online – and same for everyone! Andreas Lind, Cheif Consultant, Rambøll will present datasets available for you – and Joachim Viktil, Regional Director for Smart Mobility Scandanavia will give an introduction til the sector challenges and background information


Team formation


STOCKHOLM: Linda Pedersen
Online: Maria Garde


Start hacking

It’s time to identify the challenge you want to focus on – and start hacking on the solution(s)



Working dinner while hacking 🙂


2 x Tech Sessions

This will be 2 online tech sessions of 30 minutes each. Hosted to inspire you on opportunities within the world of AI, data and technology that will be useful for your solutions. Our hosts are Microsoft (presentation about Azure and the use of it) and Vejdirektoratet (presentation about additional data sets for you to use).


Building closes

It’s a wrap… See you tomorrow morning for day 2 at the hackathon 🙂


Saturday (March 19)


Breakfast & Check-in


Online Mentor Session (2 hours – 09.00 – 11.00)

We have 7 mentors ready for you – All mentors are accessible to everyone, no matter location! Mentors are there to give you valuable feedback, being able to sharpen your concept before your final pitch for the jury in the afternoon.




Presentation for Expert Jury

The pitches will be either physical in Copenhagen, Stockholm or online – and there will be 3 different jurys in place. In each of the 3 locations, a top 2 will be identified.


Top 2 Announcement

Top 2 will be announced by the jury. After the hackathon, all top 2 teams will need to submit a video of 4 minutes – and a final winner across the 3 locations will be found within a week after the hackathon, selected by a selected expert jury.


 Closing of the Hackathon

We have come to an end, and it’s a wrap for the hackathon. We hope you will stay to mingle a bit to expand your network and share your learnings with the other hackathon-participants!


Winner Prize & Judging Criteria

– The prize is sponsored by ITD Logtech Hub

The top 2 from the 3 locations (Denmark, Sweden & Online) will need to submit a pitch-video of max 5 minutes within a week after the hackathon. Afterwars they will be evaluated by an expert jury. The final winner team will receive a cash prize of 20.000 DKK!
They will also receive a special designed acceleration package run by ITD Logtech Hub. The key components of the acceleration package is connecting you to potential customers to test and validate – and to potential implementation partners via the extensive network through their +700 members in the transport industry. Furthermore they will provide mentor sessions from profiles with high expertise within UX, digitalization and business development that can help you adjust and grow your idea further within the following 6 months.
All pitches are judged by the following criteria:
1. Relevance
2. Impact
3. Feasibility (technical)
4. Scalability


Nordic Innovation’s AI and Data program

The Hackathon is part of Nordic Innovation’s AI and Data program. The AI and Data program is run in 2021 – 2024. The goal is to contribute to the following vision: “The Nordic region as a leading region in digitalisation, AI and responsible use of data”.
The main target groups of the program are Nordic public institutions who possess public data and innovative companies that can use public data to create new solutions with AI, which we hope will see during the hackathon.
Nordic AI and Data Hackathon is the program’s fast-track activity launched in 2021. Ramboll and Happy42 were selected to execute the Hackathon through an open Invitation to Tender by Nordic Innovation.



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Nordic InnovationNordic Innovation is an organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers. We aim to make the Nordics a pioneering region for sustainable growth by promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in Nordic businesses. We support the Nordic prime ministers’ vision that the Nordic region will become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world in 2030.info@nordicinnovation.org