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10 February 08:00 - 23:00SWECO & CleanTech Challenge team.

Thank you for participating in the Sustainability Hackathon 2017! 

We are grateful for your participation in the Sustainability Hackathon 2017 and helped make this event so successful! Our aim was to create an inspirational and productive day where academia, the private sector and local actors worked together for a sustainable future society, and we succeeded! If you like to know more about the 16 different teams competed at the event, you can watch their presentations on the YouTube channel called: Sustainability Hackathon.

Keep up the good work, and see you next time

The Sustainability Hackathon's coordination team

Winners of Sustainability Hackathon in Uppsala

Challenge 1: Future Sustainable Urban Planning: 

1st Winner: Multidimensional - The solution includes a Demographic & Interactive data analysis tool

The presentation can be found HERE

Challenge 2: Social Sustainability through Integration

1st Winner : Upptegrate - Innovation to guarantee a fair recruitment process. The process is based on an pre-evaluation of the skills while keeping anonymous the candidates. The suitability of the candidates is calibrated by the employer, which will ponderate the importance of those different skills.

The presentation can be found HERE

Challenge 3: Bredden ,Upplands Väsby 

1st Winner : Green Walls & roofs : The solutions includes Installation of green walls, green rooftops, parks and solar panels. A new pedestrian / cyclist crossing across the E4. Creating an open space between houses.

The presentation can be found HERE

Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala

1st Winner : The magnificent 7: Greenifying through gamification of environmental behaviour. Reducing waste generation through smarter systems.

The presentation can be found HERE

All the solutions of the case presentations can be found and be read HERE as well as the inspirational presentations of SWECOS costumers and CleanTech Challenge partners HERE


Sustainability Hackathon Uppsala - (How all started)

  • Are you interested in contributing to a more sustainable future?
  • Would you like to meet new people & take your ideas off the ground?
  • How  about producing something really cool in one day?
  • And finally, do you want to come closer to renown companies and individuals working with Sustainability?

Then take part in Sustainability Hackathon in Uppsala !

The Sustainabilty Hackathon event  is organised by SWECO & the CleanTech Challenge team and will take place in the heart of Uppsala at SWECOS new  office!

When:   Friday 10th of February 2017

Where: Vaksalagatan 10, 2 tr, 753 20 Uppsala

Organisers:  SWECO & CleanTech Challenge team

Few words about the  Sustainability Hackathon organisers.

SWECO is Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (pro forma 2015). Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. The results of its work are sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to clean water. With 14,500 employees in Northern Europe, they offer their customers the right expertise for every project. They carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. The company is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB. Sweco's business model is decentralised and based on being close to its customers. Every customer should feel that Sweco’s consultants have an in-depth understanding of their business.

The future may seem remote to others, but it is very much present at Sweco.

Håll Ut is an independent organisation , started up as a spin off initiative from an academic team of Uppsala University.  The role of Håll Ut is to act as an umbrella of different projects operating within  the fields of Sustainable development, Clean Technologies,  project management, education & Innovation.  

Among others , HållUt got a big part of its reputation by its crowdsource innovation activities , one of which is the CleanTech Challenge innovation Competition which is a part of the global CleanTech Challenge network.  The aim is to promote innovative ideas , match them with renown organisations in Sweden and abroad and help them grow at an international field.

'Sustainability Hackathon ' will be an open event for all those interested in discovering or learning about solutions which can assist to a more sustainable future!

Therefore if you :

  • ...have an idea which you would like to work further with.
  • ...gain new experiences and meet some renown organisations.
  • ...are an organisation or company & want to meet competent teams.
  • ...feel like working on something really cool &improve our futures society

Then the  Sustainability Hackathon is the right event for you!

Apply already today as there will be limited places!

Our goal is to  work in teams & assist society solving some of its main sustainability challenges!

  • The event will start with some inspirational presentations and a panel of Sustainability experts. There you will be presented some interesting challenges, to which together with your teammates, will have to find a solution within a day.
  • During these hours food and space for light rest will  be provided.
  • There will be two phases of interesting  inspirational presentations. One during the lunch time and one at during the coffee time.
  • The Sustainability Hackathon will end up with the contestants presentations and of course the expected prize ceremony!
  • If you feel that your background may not fit, do not worry.  We promise that your interest plays more important role!
  • Please bring your own laptops and good mood
  • The event is free of charge but there is a not show up fee of 700 kr (in case you don't cancel your participation until 27th of January 2017.)

Registrations start from 07:00 a.m 

Presentations of the 4 Challenges: 08:00 a.m ( don't miss that!!!)

While Swedish , Japanese and international experts and students working with the future challenges, you will have the chance to listen some of our guest speakers

Sustainability Hackathon program

07:00 - 8:00 Registration and fika
08.00 - 8:10 Welcoming and practical information
08.10 - 8:20 Challenge 1: Future Sustainable Urban Planning
08.20 - 8:30 Challenge 2: Social Sustainability through Integration
08.30 - 8:40 Challenge 3: Bredden
08.40 - 8:50 Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala
08.50 - 9:00 Sustainability Hackathon Uppsala opens
09:00 - 11:00 The teams are working / Brake

Lunch Pass with buffet lunch -  11:00 to 13:00

11:00 - 11:15 Lunch starts. Mingle & Welcoming to the Lunch session
11:15 - 11:35 Inspirational talk 1: Michael Thydell - BIM strategist , SWECO
11:35 - 11:40 Brake.  Questions & mingle
11:40 - 12:00 Inspirational talk 2: Katarina Fehler & Robert Engblom, Uppsala kommun - Uppsalas nya översiktsplan
12:00 - 12:05 Brake . Questions & mingle
12:05 - 12:25 Inspirational talk 3: Per Andersson -  Project manager in sustainability & education,Håll Ut, CT Challenge
12:25 - 12:30 Brake . Questions & mingle
12:30 - 12:50 Inspirational talk 4: prof Edit Ngai & prof  Matteo Magnani - Internet of Things
12:50 - 13:10 Questions & Summary for the lunch session

13:10 - 14:10 Teams continue working free

Afternoon Pass  - 14:00 to 16:30

14:10 - 14:20 Fika starts. Mingle & Welcoming to the fika session
14:20 - 14:40 Inspirational talk 5: Andreas Gyllenhammar - Head of Sustainability, Sweco
14:40 - 14:45 Brake. Questions & mingle
14:45 - 15:05 Inspirational talk 6: Miki Kozuka Student Representative of Yokohama City University  - Global cooperation for sustainable cities (repres. prof Masazumi Ao)
15:05 - 15:10 Brake. Questions & mingle
15:10 - 15:30 Inspirational talk 7: Mikael Westerlund -CTO of IP only. IT & smart cities
15:30 - 15:35 Brake. Questions & mingle
15:35 - 15:55 Inspirational talk 8: Andreas Wennberg ,Founder of 400 Contacts - Social sustainability and integration
15.55 - 16.00 Brake . Questions & mingle
16.00 - 16.20 Inspirational talk 9: Carin von Köhler - Eco system services,Upplands Väsby kommun
16:20 - 16:30 Questions & Summary for the fika session


16:30 - 18.00  After work and Hackathon continues
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner 
19.00 - 23:00 Hackathon continues & office party 

23:00 End of Sustainability Hackahton

Brief description of the 4 Challenges

1. Future sustainable urban planning
Urbanisation in the world continues growing and the population in Uppsala is estimated to be around 350,000 by 2050. In order to ensure a good future city for everyone,  proper use of the land is a key issue. Therefore Innovative solutions for the Uppsala area need to planned in the best way for city's best future.

2. Bredden
The Bredden area in Upplands Väsby will undergo a great change ahead. To create a sustainable area that functions well for both residents and businesses Upplands Väsby is looking for innovative solutions to such an interesting urban development project.

3. Green and Smart Uppsala
Uppsala is planning to become even more sustainable in the future using high technology and smart innovations. How, for example, IoT, gamefication or other new ideas used to make Uppsala smarter and greener?

4. Social sustainability through integration
Integration is an important factor to enhance the social sustainability of our society. New ideas sought thus to create a more socially sustainable Uppsala in the future.

A detailed description of all the challenges will come soon! How you will get to know about them? Just keep an eye on the current event page and our social media. 

Have in mind that the registration starts from 07:00 a.m to 08:00 a.m so please try to be on time so you don't miss any of the case descriptions.!

Latest on Friday 10th of February at 11:00 pm all teams should have sent their solutions.

The teams  (or their representatives) will need to present their solutions (physically or digitally) on Monday 13th of February from 08:00 am - 12:00 am. Then there will be the prize ceremony as well. Updates of the program on Monday will come soon.

We wish you all the best and Stay tuned! 

The coordination team 

Program for Monday 13th of February

08:00-12:00   :  Presentations & prize ceremony
08:00 - 08:30 :  Coffee and fika, breakfast
08:30 - 08:45 :  Welcoming by the coordination team
8.45 Lamas Challenge 1: Future Sustainable Urban Planning  
8.50 Someone Challenge 3: Bredden Upplands Väsby, 
8.55 Multidimensional Challenge 1: Future Sustainable Urban Planning  
9.00 Singhole? Challenge 1: Future Sustainable Urban Planning   
9.05 The magnificent 7 Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala  

9.15 City builders Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala   
9.20 Kic Innoenergi, (Skype) Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala  
9.25 EcoLIv Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala  
9.30 Green Uppsala Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala   
9.35 Garbage IoT Challenge 4: Green And Smart Uppsala 
9.40 BUS Challenge 4: Green and Smart Uppsala 

9.50 Green Walls and Roofs. Challenge 3: Bredden  ,Upplands Väsby
9.55 Sustainable wonderland. Challenge 3: Bredden  ,Upplands Väsby 
10.00 Upptegrate Challenge 2: Social Sustainability through Integration  
10.05 Ypek (Skype) Challenge 1: Future Sustainable Urban Planning  
10.10 Inte great Challenge 2: Social Sustainability through Integration


10:30 - 11:15 Fika  . At the same time you can vote online on our voting platform.
11:15 - 12:00 Summary, case holders discuss the results  & prize ceremony.

End of Sustainability Hackathon

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In charge of :

CleanTech Challenge harris@cleantechchallenge.se

Harris Stamatopoulos

Operations manager

SWECO Lars.Bolling@sweco.se

Lars Bolling

Section manager