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Invitation to Tender: AI and Data Hackathon

Tender Instrument Closed

The main purpose of the hackathon is to stimulate creation of digital AI solutions that can help the Nordics to achieve the program’s vision. The hackathon must take place in the Nordic region and/or virtually depending on the current Covid-19 situation. The hackathon should be open to everyone with a special focus on Nordic participants and it should be run in English.

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The challenges that digital AI solutions will contribute to solve should be relevant in particular for the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • SDG 13: Climate action
  • SDG 15: Life on land

The tasks of the supplier should include at least the following:

  • Identification of relevant datasets.
  • Preparation of data.
  • Recruitment of participants.
  • Preparation, execution, facilitation and communication of the hackathon, including all technical and practical support and the winning ceremony.
  • Organization of the selection committee, including composing assessment criteria for the hackathon in cooperation with Nordic Innovation.
  • Provision of a ‘platform’ to support solutions going forward.

Tender and application info

Budget: Up to NOK 1 000 000 (excl. VAT).

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2021 at 15.00 CET.

The tender must be submitted electronically to Nordic Innovation at: and labeled “Tender – AI and Data Hackathon”.

The winners of the hackathon will be chosen by a selection committee represented by
Nordic Innovation and relevant stakeholders.

The supplier can be a single entity, or a consortium represented by a lead partner.

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Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser
Anna-Maija is a finance and business development professional with 20 years’ of experience in identifying innovations and scalable business models in various industries in international context with execution capability, a can-do-attitude, holistic perspective and passion to build on Nordic strongholds.

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Mikael von Dorrien

Senior Innovation Adviser
Mikael has long experience working within the field of hightech startups. With a background from Swedish Almi Invest, he has in depth knowledge of the startup investor market. Since 2014 Mikael has worked at Nordic Innovation with entrepreneurship, Nordic Innovation Houses and now the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program.

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