Hack for Sweden is an initiative to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of government agencies open data. It is a community consisting of over 30 government agencies and individuals who want to create sustainable impact with the tool of open data.

An annual 48-hour hackathon is the core event of Hack for Sweden.


The Hackathon

A hackathon is an event where enthusiasts collaborate intensely to develop software over a short period of time. Multidisciplinary teams work on assigned challenges. A jury evaluates the entries in accordance to certain criteria and finally announce a winner. The purpose of Hack for Sweden is to stimulate and increase the use of open data.


During the 48 hours, you will brainstorm and use open data to code solutions to the announced challenges. The prize Hack for Sweden Award will go to the team that in the most innovative way demonstrates the possibilities with open data.

Open Data & Open Source

Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone. Several agencies contribute to Hack for Sweden with open data. Open source is code that is open for anyone to reuse and develop.

Rule Book

To participate in Hack for Sweden you must work on one of the announced challenges, use data from at least one of the contributing authorities and make your solution open source and not violate any of the stated rules.

Participating Agencies