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Nordic AI & Open Data Hackathon

18-19 of March 2022

Nordic AI & Open Data Hackathon

The Nordic countries has a strong innovation culture, highly technologically literate citizens, and a public sector that are dedicated to offer 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 have you on board – and to see what ideas you have in mind!

3 locations in the Nordics – 1 hackathon!

The hackathon will take place at 3 different locations – BUT on the same time! Our aim is to get participants across the Nordic countries, hence you can choose the location you prefer. We will make sure to connect across locations – so you will meet the rest of your Nordics peers. Registration for each location will be open from 4th of February 2022 (we have limited seats).
A detailed program with specific timeslots, speakers and sessions will also be announced in the beginning of February 2022.


The hackathon will take place in Copenhagen and area in partnership with DTU – Technical University of Denmark. The hackathon will be hosted at DTU in Lyngby!


The hackathon will take place in Stockholm and area in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Specific location is to be announced.


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 – as long as you can use teams:)

What is the goal of the hackathon?

At the moment we are preparing a lot of interesting open data sets that will make it possible for you to build and conceptualize awesome AI solutions solving relevant issues in our digitized society.  You can read about the data below. 
However, we will be working around the following SDGs at the hackathon:
You are free to decide what AI solutions you want to build during the hackathon. But in order for you not to start totally from scratch, we will prepare a line of concrete challenges developed in close cooperation with the industry, who is asking for solutions.  
More information on those challenges will be announced soon. We will also engage mentors with expertise in AI – but also insight to the industry challenges, to give you valuable feedback.

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) 


Industry & University Partners

People engaged

Stay updated on the website. We will add awesome speakers, mentors and jury from all over the Nordics to be engaged in the Nordic Open Data Hackathon. 

Andreas Lind

Chief Consultant, Ramboll Management Consulting

Emil Ørskov

Manager, Ramboll Management Consulting

Lasse Chor

Partner, Happy42

Linda Pedersen

Partner, Happy42

Zhenliang Ma

Assistant Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Francisco Camara Pereira

Professor, DTU

Felix Wilhelm Siebert

Assistant Professor, DTU

Christoffer Riis

PHD Student, DTU

Frederik Boe Hüttel

PhD Student, DTU

Nina Egeli

Head of Program, Nordic Green Mobility, Nordic Innovation

Trine Moa

Senior Adviser, Strategy & Governance, Nordic Innovation

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Head of Program, Nordic AI and Data, Nordic Innovation

Jan Cordtz

Sr Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Denmark

Katriina Valli

CEO, AI4Value

More people will be announced during the next month...

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.