Open Stockholm Innovative Technologies Competition 2016, Sweden

Publish Date: Aug 04, 2016

Open Stockholm initiative 

To promote the development of an information market and encourage the development of smart services, the City of Stockholm has created an action plan to open up the City of Stockholm’s data sources - Open Stockholm.

Public information should not just be used by the authorities themselves, but also of businesses and individuals. This is governed by the PSI Directive and the Inspire directive from the EU, which has also been incorporated into Swedish law. This means that the public data collected and stored by authorities in electronic form should also be made available to businesses and individuals so that it can be reused. The data the City of Stockholm has made available as open can be found in the data portal.

Choose your competition

Help Stockholm reach the vision 2040 by developing a digital idea that addresses one of the issues above. You can chose to compete in one of two different tracks that correspond to the four goals of Stockholm in 2040:

Competition #1:

A Financially Sustainable Stockholm & A Climate-Smart Stockholm (open May 18-August 17)

Stockholm is a growing and innovative region in the world that is attractive from an investment and establishment perspective. In Stockholm, digitization is used to simplify opportunities to be environmentally friendly for those who live and work in the city.
Can you develop a digital product / service that supports the economical and environmental development of Stockholm.

Competition #2:

A Cohesive Stockholm & A Democratically Sustainable Stockholm (open August 25-November 24)

Digitalization strengthens democracy by simplifying and increasing residents’ influence and participation in the democratic process. Digitalization is used to bridge social divides, build community and collaboration to reduce exclusion.
Can you develop a digital product/ service that will help drive or support integration and increase inclusion in all parts of Stockholm.
The entries can be submitted in the form of an app, web service or product and must include a short description of your idea, image and a more detailed file description.

Important Dates

  • June 22, 2016: Hackathon 1 – Iot for Real with Mobile Institute
  • August 17, 2016: Deadline for Competition #1
  • August 25, 2016: Competition #2 opens
  • September 2016: Hackathon 2 – Openlab
  • November 24, 2016: Deadline for Competition #2
  • January 18, 2017: Final event at Stockholm City Hall to announce the winners


The competition is open for both Swedish and international participation. You must be 18 years or older to compete.


The two best innovations will get to share a sum of 100 000 SEK.

Evaluation process

The entries will be evaluated by a jury appointed by the City of Stockholm. The evaluation criteria will be applied to each competition track. Following the competition deadline, the submissions will be reviewed by the expert jury using the judging criteria listed below.

Top 6 finalists

Following the deadline the jury will decide the top 6 entries per competition and provide feedback via email. The top 6 will then be able to amend their entries based on the jury feedback and re-submit their idea details on the website.

Prize ceremony

After the close of Competition #2, the finalists per competition will be invited to Stockholm to present and pitch their ideas live for the expert jury. During the event, the jury will select and award the winners and their ideas.

Evaluation criteria

The entries will be evaluated according to the following six criteria:

Use of Open Data - How have you used the open data provided to develop your idea?
Creativity & innovativeness - Does the innovation provide something new and unique?
Impact & usefulness - Can the idea actually be used by, and benefit, the inhabitants or industries of Stockholm?
User friendliness - How easy is it to adopt and make a part of everyday life?
Relevance - To what degree does the digital solution actually address one of the four target areas?
Feasibility - How realistic is it that the idea could actually be realised and used by the companies or people of Stockholm?

A cohesive Stockholm

In 2040, Stockholm will be a cohesive city, where all children have the same opportunities to achieve proficiency targets, apartments are available at reasonable rents, the elderly are guaranteed a secure life, and equal opportunity, gender equality and accessibility are never questioned. This entails that Stockholm can provide:

a. Good school for all
b. Good welfare that gives equal chances in life
c. Wide selection of sports, culture and leisure
d. A living city where everyone can stay

A democratically sustainable Stockholm

In 2040, Stockholm will be a socially sustainable city that promotes human rights, combats discrimination and guarantees all inhabitants equal rights and opportunities. This entails that Stockholm can provide:

a. A vibrant democracy throughout the city
b. A city free from discrimination
c. A safe and secure city
d. An accessible city for all
e. A model employer

A climate-smart Stockholm

In 2040, Stockholm will be a climate-smart city that prioritises cycling, walking and public transportation. An efficient, climate-smart transportation system combined with greater consumption of renewable energy. Children are guaranteed a non-toxic environment and more organic food is served at city facilities. This entails that Stockholm can provide:

a. Sustainable construction and housing
b. Ease to live environmentally friendly
c. Climate-friendly transportation
d. A clean and beautiful urban environment

A financially sustainable Stockholm

In 2040, Stockholm will be a financially sustainable city, where financial accountability is combined with labour market initiatives based on easy access to available jobs, education and housing. This entails that Stockholm can provide:

a. Unique opportunities for work
b. Easy access to education throughout life
c. The world’s smartest city
d. A world-leading knowledge region
e. An obvious choice for a diversity of companies

To APPLY go to "Further official information" below and press "Join the Challange". 

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