Master of the Jury is the Head of the Hack for Sweden Advisory Board, Johan Linåker.

The Head of the separate jury groups are the other members of the Hack for Sweden Advisory Board.


Head of the Mobility Jury is Sara Selldahl, Head of Nordics Marketing,Google Cloud
Annica Wallenbro Stojcevski, Business Group Lead Data & AI, Microsoft
Elias Arnestrand, Project Manager Mobility, Nordic Innovation House Silicon Valley
Fredrik Lemon, Senior Advisor IT, Trafikverket
Fredric Skargren, Digital Strategist, Transportstyrelsen
Jesper Johansson, Sustainable Mobility Expert, Swedish Incubators and Science Parks


Head of the Labor Market Jury is Filippa Jennersjö, Chairman of the Hack for Sweden Steering Committe and CIO,Arbetsförmedlingen
Olle Lundin, Founder, Swedish JobTech
Christian Landgren, CEO, Iteam Solutions
Karin Åslund, Project Manager, Arbetsgivarverket
Lauri Reuter, Senior Specialist of Disruptive Tech, Singularity University Nordics
Tim Gustafsson, Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services


Head of the Environment Jury is Mikael Ahlström, founder The Park,Britny, SUP46, Hyper Island
Jon Pelling, Naturskyddsföreningen
Lars Wiigh, EU & Business Development Executive, IBM
Anne Årneby, CEO, Nordic Morning
Lars Boström, Webb Coordinator, Konsumentverket
Louise König, Sustainability Director, Coop


Head of the Business Sector Jury is Susanne Fuglsang, CEO,Innovation Pioneers
Livia Moore, Marketing and PR Director, Antler
Julia Delin, CEO, SSE Business Lab
Annie Lindmark, Program Manager,Vinnova
Celine Berggreen-Clausen, Strategic Change Leader of Digitalization, Malmö Stad


Head of the Health Sector Jury is Ishtar Touailat, Head of Innovation,Tieto
Jesper Enander, Director of Psychology, KRY
Henrik Passmark, Scientist, Socialstyrelsen
Seija Bäcklund, Head of Innovation, Migrationsverket
Miikka Nevasalo, COO, Ultrahack


Head of the Education and Science Jury is Magnus Enzell, Deputy Director,Finansdepartementet
Arash Sangari, Program Manager, Tillväxtverket
Henrik Göthberg, Founder of Dairdux
Gabriel Gardell, Project Manager, Uppsala Universitet
Karin Jansdotter Queseth, Enterprise Architect, Patent och Registreringsverket

Schedule for the jury work at Hack for Sweden 2019 on Saturday April 6th, at Stockholmsmässan

  • 09.59 Deadline for submissions for competing teams in the hackathon
  • 10.00 Jury work starts
  • 15.00 Presentation of the winners of the six categories on main stage
  • 16.15 Presentation of the Hack for Sweden Award winner on main stage
  • 16.30 Hackathon end


Each jury group will have a separate room at their disposal from 10.00-15.00. Here, the teams competing in that jury’s category will pitch their solution in front of the jury group. Each team will have exactly three minutes to pitch for the jury, and the jury will have two minutes to ask questions, in total five minutes per team. There will be a volunteer responsible for letting the teams in and out of the jury room, and to keep track of time.

Each jury group chooses three winners in their category; Gold, Silver and Bronze. The Gold winner in each of the six categories will be presented as winners on main stage starting at 15.00. During the presentation of the Gold winners in the six categories, the Advisory Board will watch and take notes to decide which category Gold winner will win the Hack for Sweden Award. The Hack for Sweden Award will then be presented on main stage to the winning team, who will be given the Hack for Sweden Cup.

Jury criteria

All solutions in the hackathon are to be judged on the following six criteria by the jury groups. There is no internal ranking between the criteria, they are all equally important.

  1. Comprehensibility – Comprehensibility of the solution proposal’s value proposition and main use case, including its main customer segments and users, and problem contexts.
  2. Realisability – Realisability of the solution from its current idea stage to product stage, used in production by its intended users in its problem context. Is the technology mature enough? How much effort is required? What risks are there?
  3. Innovativeness – Innovativeness of the idea behind the solution, as well as the intended technology to be used in an implementation of the solution. Are there existing or similar solutions? How do they differ from this one? Why has it not been done before?
  4. Scalability – Scalability of the solution if it is implemented and realized. What is the expected demand? How many are experiencing the problem and pain? How many are willing to pay for it or use it? How would it manage an exponentially growing user base?
  5. Benefit for society – Benefits that the solution would bring to society if realized, both monetary and non-monetary. How many in the problem context would experience an improvement and how extensive would that improvement be?
  6. Return on value – Expected benefits to society in relation to the effort required to realize and scale the solution. Is it worth it?