Sweden–India Mobility Hack

26–28 February 2021
Sweden–India

The Swedish Institute is hosting a 42-hour digital hackathon in February 2021:
Sweden–India Mobility Hack – Changing the Way We Move

The mission of the hackathon is to design, test and execute ideas for the future – with a particular focus on mobility.

Students, entrepreneurs and other creatives are invited to join, to help solve these issues and support and propel the ongoing development.


Opening Ceremony! (Rewatch it here)

About

Sweden and India have joined forces to tackle the important issues regarding safe and sustainable transportation.

Emissions, traffic accidents and ineffective traffic flows are problems shared by all large cities of the world. By gathering creative ideas and developing concepts, we want to generate solutions to improve the current situation.

A hackathon is a designer sprint-like event in which participants collaborate intensively on digital innovations. The goal of a hackathon is to create functioning solutions to predetermined challenges by the end of the event.

To this end, we have open data sources and help from mentors and partners that have specialist knowledge in an area related to the challenge.

One of our main purposes is to find and develop great ideas and solutions therefore we will work closely together with all partners, mentors, and jury members to find possibilities to further develop the ideas within various incubator programs and through tailored coaching programs.

When participating in this hackathon you will get access to a unique network with some of Sweden and India’s major companies and universities. The winners in each category will get the chance to pitch their ideas and receive feedback from our partner organizations and continue developing their ideas supported by relevant partners.

Challenges

This hackathon aims to help solve questions connected to a future sustainable mobility sector within these five categories:

• Lethal accidents in traffic

• Safe and sustainable transports

• Air pollution / emissions from traffic sector

• Infrastructure for connected vehicles

• Sustainable logistics

Timeline

15 February 2021: Hackathon platform opens for registration

17 February 2021: General Idea Sharing on Hackathon platform

24 February 2021: Join a Team, and find team mates!

26 February 2021: Opening ceremony live-streamed 15:00 (CET)

26 February 2021: The hackathon
Participants work in teams for 42 hours and come up with ideas and solutions to the predetermined challenges.

27 February 2021: Half way update! 13:00 (CET)

28 February 2021: Final submissions 11:00 (CET)

29 February – 2 March: Jury work
A jury of partner representatives will choose the winning solutions.

3 March 2021: Award ceremony live-streamed 15.00 (CET)

After the hackathon:
Partners support the winning teams in developing the ideas into useful solutions that can be implemented. 

Organisers

The Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute is a public agency that promotes interest and trust in Sweden around the world. We work in the fields of culture, education, science, innovation and business to strengthen international relations and development. Learn more about the Swedish Institute.