Who can apply?

We are all about diversity since we believe diversity brings greater creativity and better solutions – this means that we welcome everyone to apply to our hackathon! The one important factor is that you are as passionate as us about making our society a better place and about creating sustainable solutions for the Sweden we dream of tomorrow. Other than that your background can be almost anything. You don’t need to be a programmer or to have tech competence to apply, maybe you can contribute with a different perspective? We will consider competence in any one of the six Challenge Categories a merit. All programmers and other techy people are of course very, very welcome this year as well – your competence is in high demand this year too, even though we need to broaden our community of hackers!


The hackathon will take place at Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö. The nearest commuter train station is Älvsjö station, a 10 min ride from central Stockholm.

Food & Drinks

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for all hackers. There will also be lighter snacks in between meals.


Hackers will be offered a spot in our sleeping area at the hackathon venue. There will be yoga mats available for you. Please bring your own sleeping bag


If you wish to stay in a hotel instead, we have a limited amount of discounted hotelrooms available at Scandic Talk located in the same building. Book using phone or email (discount is not valid on their website) and the booking code “46912977 - Hack for Sweden”.

Booking email: meeting.talk@scandichotels.com Booking phone: +46 8 517 268 10

Booking reference: "46912977 - Hack for Sweden”

Travel grants

We will not be able to provide travel grants this year.

Team up

Have a team of your own? Great, let us know when filling out the application here. Need more teammates? Let us know when applying for a spot in the hackathon, we will do what we can to help you out!

Still have questions about the hackathon for hackers? Send an e-mail to our Community Manager oscar@hackforsweden.se