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Last updated: February 9, 2022



The Sustainability hack Hackathon is a call for multidisciplinary profiles, from graduates in economics/marketing as well as young experts in digital/IoT technologies (such as engineers, software developers, UI/UX designers), who are enrolled in a TietoEVRY curse to compete in a hackathon focused on sustainability.


Sustainability hack



The Hackathon will bring together talented multidisciplinary profiles to compete in a virtual online hackathon to produce an applicable project scope.



Organizer (the “Organizer”): Kreativdistrikt S.r.l. ​(hereafter also “KDKT”), ​registered office via F. Petrarca 22, 20123 Milano, VAT code and Fiscal Code 09829520965. The Organizer is the entity responsible for the Hackathon. 

Client (the “Client”): Tietoevry Corporation, PL 10355, 00021 Laskutus, Finland (hereinafter collectively the “Client”).

The Client and the Organizer may be collectively referred to as “we”. 


Initial registration period: 14th through 18th of February

Pre-event workshop: February the 17th, 2022 by 9:00 am CET

Hackathon period: February 18th, 2022 9:00 am CET through February 18th, 4:00 pm CET

Project submission deadline: February 18th, 2022 4:00 pm

Judging period: February 18th, 2022 4:00 pm through February 21th 12:00 pm – CET

Winners announced: February 21st, 2022 1:00 pm 

The Organizer will be the official timekeeper for the Hackathon.



  1. Review the guidelines for this hackathon on the landing page: https://tietoevry.kreativdistrikt.com/
  2. Apply to participate on the platform on the link that you will find on the Landing Page or here WWW.LINKEVENTORNADO.COM
  3. Receive an email confirmation of selection as a participant for this event.
  4. Prepare yourself and your team by reviewing the starter kit that you will receive for the hackathon which will contain deadlines, milestones, and guidelines.
  5. Participate in the live workshop on the 17th of February where you will find out what will be expected of you.  
  6. Get ready to hack with your team and prepare to hack!


(EXAMPLE) Hackathon Finalists must create applicable project scopes to implement digital/IoT technologies in our products. A project scope shall include a description of the context, the proposed solution and the steps (e.g. design, development, pilot, launch, …) needed to implement the envisioned solution. Detailed instructions will be provided if selected as a finalist.



Topic 1: The connected society

Society today is connected and interconnected, and as a private person, one can get service in real-time and on one’s own terms. Alongside the increase of possibilities and services offered to connect – both with others and with our environment – the expectations continue to expand throughout society. The public sector needs to step it up and get better at delivering service that is real-time, responsive, personalized, as well as sustainable. 

Society’s consumption of natural resources is today unsustainable and digital technology will be a necessity for streamlining and optimizing businesses that in the future need to consume significantly fewer resources. IoT, Open Data, and AI are some of the foundations for an inclusive, sustainable, and connected society. 

Södertälje aims to develop new applications and solutions that utilize the possibilities of real-time data that are generated in ecosystems between IoT, open data, and different AI applications. 

Topic 2: Diversity & Inclusion

Having a diverse workplace where everyone feels included is business critical. It drives innovation and it gives more potential to find better solutions to the problems our customers are facing. We know that technical solutions can be biased, all depending on what group of people have been developing them. To ensure we are developing inclusive and unbiased digital services to be used in societies, we need diverse teams.

There is a shortage of talent in our industry, and an even greater shortage of women. The European Institute for Gender Equality states that only around 17% of the almost eight million ICT specialists in Europe are women. Increasing the share of women is challenging since women are less likely to apply for male-dominated jobs.

Even though we have policies that regulate and outline our corporate diversity and inclusion work, everyone must do their part. Hiring managers must have the tools to make the best recruitment decisions, developers must understand how unbiased solutions are created, customer managers must think of who they give the next promotion to, marketers must think of who they give space to on external events. It’s not only about the hard facts and numbers, it’s mostly what we do every day.

We are developers of digital futures, and we create purposeful technology that reinvents the world for good. To do that, we need a workforce that understands different realities that can shape futures.


Please provide your submission materials in English. Submissions in other languages won’t be accepted.



A panel of judges composed of the Organizer, and the Client will evaluate every project considering the following criteria: 

  1. How effectively the idea/solution addresses issues related one of the Hackathon categories
  2. How technically feasible the solution would be to create and produce,
  3. How unique the idea/solution is and how it helps create value for Tietoevry and the society at large.




€250 EUR Amazon gift card to each participant of the winning team.



Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, the Organizer reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole discretion.  The organizer will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize(s). Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. The Organizer will not award a Prize if there are no eligible Submissions entered in the Hackathon, or if there are no eligible Participants or Submissions for a specific Prize. 

Prizes will be distributed by the Client.



The Organizer is fully entitled to shorten, extend, modify or cancel the Hackathon in any manner it deems fit without incurring any liability to the Participants. The Organizer is fully entitled to disqualify a Participant or a team that does not abide by these Terms & Conditions or acts in any way deemed inappropriate by the Organizer.

The Organizer shall not be responsible, and assume no liability, for (i) lost, misdirected, or late submissions; (ii) electronic transmission errors; (iii) theft, destruction, change of, or unauthorized, access to submissions; (iv) technical problems, malfunctions or errors in the operation of any hardware or software which is necessary for the transmission of submissions or for the procedure of the Hackathon, including computer viruses and bugs, or for manipulations, unauthorized access, scams, overload of the Internet or a website or any combinations of these, nor for other causes not subject to the inspection by the Organizer and the respective subsidiaries and branches of the Organizer. In case any of the above should occur, the Organizer retains the right, in its sole discretion, to adjust, change, postpone or cancel the Hackathon in any manner it deems fit, or to take any other action it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, disqualifying any Participant who wrongfully causes any of the above to occur. The Organizer reserves all rights to recover damages and to take any resources that may be available to it against any such Participant. 

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participants and the Organizer in connection with the Hackathon, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Court of Milan – Italy.



When participating in this Hackathon you accept and agree to our Privacy Policy located here https://www.kreativdistrikt.com/privacy-disclaimer/  



The Organizer reserves the right to verify the validity of submissions, as well as their compliance with these Terms and Conditions, and to disqualify any Participant who interferes in any way with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The Organizer will not accept any late or misdirected submission. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the Hackathon and/or cancel or amend the awards if it deems in its sole discretion that there is an insufficient number of Participants.

Disqualification of any Participant who the Organizer has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions or has engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct shall be at the Organizer’s sole discretion. The Organizer’s decision in relation to any and all aspects of the Hackathon is final and binding on every Participant and there shall be no appeal or review process for any such decision.

The Organizer is not responsible for (i) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer or online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software or any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, delay or error in postal service, or any combination thereof; (ii) any incorrect or inaccurate information caused by any equipment or programming associated with, or used in, this Hackathon, or any technical error, including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, mobile or satellite network failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access or alteration of entries, or any combination thereof. The Organizer assumes no liability and is not responsible for any injury or damage to a Participant’s or any other person’s electronic device resulting from participation in this Hackathon or downloading any Data as part thereof. In the event of war, terrorism, economic sanctions, riots, fires, natural disaster or any other state of emergency or act of God, the Organizer reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Hackathon or take any other action it deems fit with respect to the Hackathon without any liability.






The results of the Hackathon will be posted on https://tietoevry.kreativdistrikt.com/. For the names of the winners, please send a request to info@kreativdistrikt.com



The Organizer reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions and to add and/or remove any provisions from these Terms and Conditions at any time (including before and during the Hackathon), for any reason and in any manner it deems fit.


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