SLU’s participation in Hack for Sweden

Last changed: 09 January 2023
Hack for Sweden´s logo on a green background, illustration.

Hack for Sweden is an innovation competition with the aim of meeting societal challenges by using open data digitally. SLU has been part in co-organizing Hack for Sweden since the start in 2013.

The aim is to promote the use of open data through collaboration between public administration and, for example, business and industry, civil society and higher education institutions.  

The SLU strategy for 2021-2025 emphasizes the importance of contributing to scientifically based information to society through open data. SLU has therefore contributed to the challenge hackers in Hack for Sweden in 2020 and 2021.

The project is, since 2020, based on a mandate given by the Swedish government and is run by the Agency for Digital Government (DIGG), in collaboration with other government agencies there among SLU.

Why is SLU part in co-organizing Hack for Sweden?   

We believe that Hack for Sweden has the potential to become a platform that can stimulate the use of open data and promote data driven innovation which in turn can create value in society, says Anna Lundhagen, Pro Vice-chancellor for Collaboration and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 

Examples of previous winners of Hack for Sweden