20 April 17:00IKEA Digital Solutions & IT

OpenHack Helsingborg 2018 

How can technology and IoT-solutions help solve real world problems such as pollution, transportation, waste management or not having enough water? “Smart City” is the concept of electronic data collection sensors to supply information or real time data which is used to manage assets, services, and resources efficiently, while connecting it to its citizens.


This Smartathon is focusing on IoT-solutions for the H+ project in Helsingborg. Until 2035, the old harbour and industrial area of about one million square meters will be developed into new parts of Helsingborg.This is a great opportunity to be part of what might be your solution integrated in Helsingborg H+ as a Smart City. 

Do you want to be part of the IoT-solutions of Smart Cities? Join the OpenHack Smartathon 20-22 April at IKEA Digital Solutions & IT office Sockerbruket in Helsingborg


Hackathon Overview

The hackathon is free for participants thanks to financial backing from corporate sponsors and goodwill and help from volunteers and other supporting organizations. Food will be provided and sleeping arrangements will also be made. The 48 hour Smartathon takes place during the weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (20-22 April)


There are several challenges that we face in building a sustainable and secure future in the city of tomorrow. That is why this Hackathon is a "Smart city-Hackathon" or a Smartathon. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost To Participate?

Nothing! It's completely free so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

I’m Not Sure If I’m Qualified Enough To Join The Hackathon…

Sure you are! What are you talking about? Anyone can help make a difference, which is what we’re all about.

Where Do I Sleep?

At the hackathon facilities. Remember to bring your own sleeping bag and mattress.

Will There Be Food?

Yes! Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cared for. Complimentary snacks and drinks will also be available.

Will There Be Any Prizes?

Other than the feeling of doing something great for someone in need? 
Yes, winners will receive help packages from our corporate sponsors to 
further realize and kick-start their ideas.

Do I Have To Produce A Finished Product During The Hackathon?

No, you have 48 hours at your disposal and your contribution can range anywhere from a powerpoint presenting wireframes/mockups to clickable prototypes/proof-of-concepts to fully functional applications. The more developed the solution is, the better! 

What If I Don’t Have A Team?

You will have the opportunity to meet the other participants on the first day and we will make sure that everyone has a team.

I Don’t Have An 'Idea' To Work On.

No worries, we will make sure you have an project to work on 

When Does The Hackathon Start?

Orientation will be held between 17:00 and 18:30 on Friday, which will be followed by opening ceremony and discussion of cases.

Can I Work On Multiple Projects?

Of course you can. The more ideas you have the more backups you can fall back to if your first choice does not work out.

Who Will Be In The Jury?

Highly positioned representatives from our corporate sponsors and aid organizations.

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Organized by Engineers Without Borders

Dejan Reluskovski
dejan.reluskovski@openhack.io

Project manager

Anton Kastenbom
anton.kastenbom@openhack.io

Vice Project Manager

Oscar Bálint Palmgren
oscar.palmgren@openhack.io

Project Coordinator

Christoffer Maljanovski
christoffer.maljanovski@openhack.io

Environmental Coordinator

Aegir Atlason
aegir.atlason@openhack.io

Functional Coordinator