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Nordic Innovation Prize in Nordic Open Data Week

  • Published 01/06/2015
Nordic Innovation offers a shared prize for all events organised around Nordic Open Data Week.

Nordic Open Data Week is a joint Nordic effort to make open data more tangible to citizens, private and public sphere. The week features public events in the Nordic countries about the different shapes and forms of open data. There’ll be open data information visualisation hackathons, lectures, workshops, and even a kids hack.


Nordic Open Data Week seeks to strengthen Nordic collaboration on open data. Open data being a contemporary digital extension of key historic Nordic focus on  education, knowledge and collaboration across public, private, government and national borders. Likewise, the Nordic Open Data Week is a product of Nordic public, private and government collaboration.



Nordic Innovation Prize


Nordic Innovation offers a special prize to participants of any of the events during Nordic Open Data Week.


Organisers of events that are part of the Nordic Open Data Week (see list of events at can nominate winners on a national level. Two (2) winning teams per Nordic country will be awarded the highest prize – a grant of 25.000 NOK for travel and attendance at Slush 2015 in Helsinki.



The winning teams will get to compete in a pitch session at Slush, where three (3) winners will be selected by a jury. These three final winners will each get 50,000 NOK.


To take part in the completion, each team have to send in a 1 minute video pitch to the local organiser, who will pick the winning teams.



Minimum criteria:

  • Solutions must utilize and demonstrate Open Data sets from at least one Nordic country


Top criteria:

  • Solutions that use more than one Nordic country data set
  • Cross-border potential, either commercial, use or other



  • If a winning team is a company, a guarantee document of “de minimis aid” has to signed by the company, meaning that the company will or have not reveived governmental funding exceeding 200.000 Euro under a 3 year period.
  • If the winning team consists of private persons, all taxes or other fees must be covered by the persons.





  • Work 3 (SE)
  • (SE)
  • Biocaching (NO)
  • Gi tein (NO)
  • Open Sports (FI)
  • BusHopper game (FI)
  • Spaceinvaders (DK)



For more information, please contact Mikael von Dorrien, senior innovation adviser at Nordic Innovation (M.Dorrien [at]

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