TBA, Helsinki, Helsinki
From Mar 2nd 2023
To Mar 3rd 2023
Get insights from industry experts
We are inviting all students, industry professionals, startups and established companies within Finland and the Baltics.
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Want to improve the lives of citizens through smart city applications? 

Join the Location Intelligence For Smart Cities Hackathon to explore the new and exciting solutions that location-based data can offer us.

The goal of this hackathon is to innovate new ideas and derive additional value by leveraging location-based data from Finland and Estonia in the smart city context.


  • €10,000 for prize pool
  • Gain expert insights from industry experts
  • Top 3 teams get travel-expenses-paid (hotel, flights) for one person per team to Leipzig data week (https://2023.dataweek.de/en/) in June 2023 to pitch.

We are inviting all students, industry professionals, startups and established companies within Finland and the Baltics. All are welcome to register a team and submit a project idea in teams of 2 to 5 members.

Register to join at: https://bit.ly/Location-smartcities-hack by February 22!

Want to find out more about the challenge?

Join the informative kick-off meeting Janury 31, (15:00-17:00) to find out more about the challenges, meet the partners and find teammates and to enjoy some beverages and snacks.

Sign up herehttps://bit.ly/nls-webinar


Do you have the answer? Check out the challenges and formulate your solutions.
We invite you to come up with creative solutions to enhance the value chain of the management of assets, resources, and/or services within the smart city ecosystem by using GeoE3 location-based data. Location-based data can be combined with any open-source data to derive even more value from the data. The new solutions should be as universal as possible, in other words they should be replicable in any other city or country given that similar data is available. The location-based data can be freely combined with any other (open) data source to come up with creative new ways to improve the lives of certain groups of people, businesses, or even society as a whole.

Prizes pool

Got your eye on the prize? See what's in-store for the hackathon winners below.
10k € divided between top teams


Wondering what kind of hackers are needed to take on the challenges? Find them here.
Back, Front, or Full stack - you turn concepts into reality using sharp coding skills while listening to a hot playlist.
With your deep scientific background, you are able to design and build complicated machines and systems to drive a technical project.
Loves tinkering around with hardware and IoT. Your hands start to itch when you hear a great idea.
Idea generator
You spark creation with your original ideas and understand the problem at hand.
Who would use this solution? You have all the answers to bring the product to market and possess a business brain.
Not techie or a designer, but your magic touch will bring projects to life.
Data Scientist
You and data, it's a long story. A virtuoso that works magic with databases and adds a sprinkle of AI.
In your skillful hands, dashboards and applications gain clarity and style.


Get a leg up on the competition by getting familiar with the hackathon resources at your disposal.
GeoE3 Data
The applications or solutions must include data from the GeoE3-project (https://geoe3.eu/)


Logo of The National Land Survey of Finland (NLS)
Logo of The Estonian Land Board
Logo of FinEst Centre for Smart Cities


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