Smart City Hack

2–6 November 2020

In the Nordics we have built a global powerhouse at the forefront of innovation, sustainability and standard of living. By 2030 it is estimated that our Nordic cities will have grown by 10% and 60% of the world’s population will move into urban areas. This progress brings possibilities, but also challenges. 

From mobility to health, from the big city to your local neighbourhood – what solutions do you think will make our cities even smarter and better to live in?

The Winners

Here are the three amazing winner of Nordic Smart City Hack

Team SAVA – Challenge: A new place for cultural life!
Team TheHeroLoop – Challenge: Be a smart neighbour!
Team Refillistic – Challenge: Be a smart neighbour

Livestream Prize Ceremony


Nordic Smart City Hack is a 48-hour online hackathon 2–6 November, where citizens from all five Nordic countries will come together and collaborate to create innovative and sustainable digital solutions for smarter cities. Anyone from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland can apply to join the hack, either solo or as a team. This hackathon will take place alongside the H22 summit organised by our collaborating partner H22 Helsingborg, read more below.

The mission for Nordic Smart City Hack is to connect the smart city ecosystems of the Nordic countries and to create real sustainable solutions for the future cities of the Nordics. In a globalised post-corona world it is more important than ever to join forces and create solutions that can scale in more than one country – because we are stronger together.

Together as a region we have greater possibilities to find the solutions we need, that can address the challenges we face now – and in the future.
Read more about this hackathon and our mission here.


This hackathon consists of five challenges that you can work on:

  • A smarter labour market 
  • A better city for health 
  • Mobility of tomorrow 
  • A new place for cultural life
  • Be a smart neighbour

Read more about each challenge here.

Picture of the five challenges.

The 5 Challenges, download picture from press section.


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.

We build lasting relations between Sweden and other countries in order to increase interest in Sweden. To this end, we share information, develop skills, promote cultural exchange and cooperation, and provide funding and grants. We support and collaborate with businesses, universities, cultural institutions and Swedish embassies around the world.


H22 City Expo is an international event in Helsingborg, Sweden, in 2022. But H22 is also the journey that takes us there, and where it leads us in the future.

Helsingborg, Sweden is a city at the forefront of innovation. A test bed for collaborating on smart solutions. In Helsingborg, we’re transforming our work culture to ensure we have the support and courage to push the boundaries of what’s possible – all with the goal of improving life for the city’s people!

Everyone that takes a part of the hackathon also gets free tickets to join the H22 Summit. More information about the summit and H22 can be found here.