Nordic AI & Open Data Hackathon

18-19 of March 2022
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.


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!

The 6 Finalists from Denmark, Sweden and Online

In this section you will find our 6 finalists from the Nordic AI & Open Data Hackathon. 2 finalist were identified at each location. We hope you will watch the pitches, and be inspired on how to work with open data from the Nordic Countries. The overall winner was Just in Time!

Intelligent Real-time Accident Warning System (IRAWS)

Samajh AI


Parking for truck drivers

Just in Time (JIT) – WINNER


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.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Linda (Project Lead) at!

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

YOUR FACILITATOR: COPENHAGEN (LYNGBY) Lasse Chor // STOCKHOLM: Linda Pedersen // Online: Maria Garde



Kick off Your Facilitator, Welcome by Nordic Innovation & Keynote

YOUR 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

YOUR FACILITATOR: COPENHAGEN (LYNGBY) Lasse Chor // 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


    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. 

    Clara Leandersson

    Senior Consultant, Ramboll Management Consulting

    Emil Ørskov

    Presenting data // Manager, Ramboll Management Consulting

    Lasse Chor

    Facilitator // Partner, Happy42

    Linda Pedersen

    Facilitator // Partner, Happy42

    Zhenliang Ma

    Mentor // Assistant Professor, KTH

    Francisco Camara Pereira

    Jury // Professor, DTU

    Felix Wilhelm Siebert

    Mentor // Assistant Professor, DTU

    Christoffer Riis

    Mentor // 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

    Jury // Head of Program, Nordic AI and Data, Nordic Innovation

    Jan Cordtz

    Mentor & Tech Talk // Sr Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Denmark

    Katriina Valli

    Jury // CEO, AI4Value

    Ditte Hvas Mortensen

    Keynote // Cheif Consultant, ITD Logtech Hub

    Wilco Burghout

    Jury // Director, KTH Centre for Traffic Research

    Erik Jenelius

    Head of Transport Planning Division, KTH

    Gina Aspelin Hedbring

    Keynote // Project Manager, Smart City Sweden

    Kamal Nasrollahi

    Mentor // Head of Machine Learning, Milestone Systems

    Joachim Viktil

    Speaker // Regional Director, Smart Mobility Scandinavia, Rambøll

    Ehsan Hashemi

    Mentor // Director, Networked Optimization, Diagnosis, and Estimation Lab, University of Alberta

    Maria Garde

    Facilitator // Senior Producer, Set Snail

    Kim Snejbjerg

    Jury // Chef for ITD Logtech Hub

    Hafsteinn Einarsson

    Mentor // Assistant Professor, Háskóli Íslands

    Stefán Ólafsson

    Mentor // Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University

    Kristjana Björk Barðdal

    Keynote // Producer in Digital Transformation, The City of Reykjavik

    Christian von Huth

    Tech talk // Project Manager, Vejdirektoratet

    Ali Leylani

    Jury // Chief Data Scientist, Granditude

    Lena Henriksson

    Jury // Head of Communication, Nordic Innovation

    Elin Hauge

    Mentor // AI and Business Strategist

    Cecilie Amalie Andersen

    Head of Customer Analytics, Trackunit