For a smarter Stockholm

Compete with your innovation based on open data. The winners will share 100 000 SEK. If you don't want to compete but still have a great idea you can share it on our Twitter feed! Read more

Compete with your innovation

The city of Stockholm is growing and will be a metropolis in 2022.

This places demands on infrastructure and housing, and demands for expanded public transportation, eco-friendly solutions and digital infrastructure with smart services. At the same time, the region of Stockholm needs to be a leading knowledge center with strong development within the area of innovation and research placed at the absolute forefront. The city continuously opens up more data sources to give citizens and businesses the opportunity to use these to create new smart services that benefit the local population, businesses and even visitors to the city.

This year's competition gives access to more data sources than before and also welcomes international participants. In order to compete, develop an innovation in the form of an app, web service or project plan, based on the city's open data. Three winners will share
100 000 SEK.

Important dates

March 4, 2014 Launch event 14:00-16.30 at the City Hall, Gyllene Salen

March 11, 2014 Meet-up 1 – theme idea- & innovation competitions, Sqore

March 26, 2014 Meet-up 2 – theme traffic, Kista Science City

April 3, 2014 Meet-up 3 – theme geodata and environment, Tekniska Nämndhuset

April 15, 2014 Meet-up 4 – theme PSI-lab, Stadsarkivet

April 30, 2014 Deadline to compete

May 27, 2014 Final event at “Stockholmsmötet”

Thanks to everyone who participated in Open Stockholm Award 2014!

The competition is now closed and we don’t accept any new submissions. We look forward to reviewing all of your smart and innovative solutions and will evaluate them according to the criteria listed on the website. The jury will start the evaluation of the entries on May 6 and will then meet two more times in order to assess the received submissions. All participants will get notified by email when the winners are picked at the end of May.

The winners will be invited to participate at “Stockholmsmötet” on May 27, 2014 for the prize ceremony. More information will be given to the winners.

If you have any questions regarding the evaluation process or the prize ceremony please contact us at

Meanwhile you can read more about the City of Stockholm and our work with open data here: or here:

Submission Details

How to compete with your innovation

Easily register an account to upload your submission. The entries can be sent in the form of apps, web services or project plans. You can find submission forms for each type here.



How to share your idea

Share your idea by briefly describing it in a tweet using the standard 140 characters and include the hashtag #opensthlm

Your ideas will be published on the website available for the public to retweet and "favourite".

If you do not have a Twitter-account, sign up for one here.

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