Welcome to Helsinki Smart City App Hack
Open Finland Challenge teams up with the Smart City App Hack, a worldwide initiative creating a global network of Smart Cities that face similar challenges and share one vision: to turn citizens into app makers. This means that Helsinki-related apps taking part in the Open Finland Challenge also take part in the Helsinki Smart City App Hack. The winner of the Helsinki Smart City App Hack will compete with apps from around the world in the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona and win more prizes!
The Open Finland Challenge is a digital innovation accelerator designed to advance an open society and to build a community of open developers and innovators. It is held from June to November where developers, entrepreneurs and civic app makers are invited to submit their Civic Tech projects. Finalists will be chosen by a jury and the winning team will represent Helsinki in the international Smart City App Hack final.
JOIN THE EVENT! Whether you are a developer, designer, entrepreneur or a citizen with a great app idea, we invite you to participate and submit come and present your ideaThis phase is closed Read more
GET ONLINE FEEDBACKS Online feedback is available to all participants joining the process at any time. Many free resources are available as well ( Helsinki Open Data, FIWARE APIs, Mastercard APIs)This phase is closed Read more
GET ONLINE SUPPORT Online support is available to all participants joining the process at any timeThis phase is closed Read more
SUBMIT YOUR APP The best apps will be invited to pitch to the cityThis phase is closed Read more
MEET THE ARTISTS !This phase is closed Read more
GLOBAL VISIBILITY IS ALREADY GUARANTEED ! Once selected you will find the 15 international lucky apps coming from the SCAH participating on the SCAH@SCEW websiteSCAH@SCEWC Read more
Helsinki SCAH Prizes
What can you win ?
Global SCAH Prizes
MASTERCARD SPECIAL PRIZE
Spot in the Grand Finale of the MasterCard Masters of Code in Silicon Valley + airfare + accommodation + the chance to win more great prizes!
5 x BEST APP PRIZES
5.000€ cash prizes for the Best App in each of the five categories of the challenge.
BEST FIWARE APP PRIZE
Accelerate your app in the market (more than 150K€ in grants) and make it visible at the Mobile World Congress 2016. The less you can get is 10.000 €! learn more here
* The others finalists will still have the opportunity to be selected as one of the remaining slots for the 15 finalists to present at the Grand SCAH Finale on November 2015, in Barcelona (see below).