Blockchain Hack 2018

Blockchain Hack 2018

Blockchain Hack 2018 runs from lunch 24th to 25th May as part of the conference Offentliga Rummet in Sweden, Gothenburg. Blockchain Hack 2018 brings together citizens interested in engaging with blockchain technology to build the future of public sector. This hack provides consultants, students, experts, coders, designers, and anyone interested in blockchain opportunities to realize their blockchain project. The purpose is to develop an early prototype or idea to support one of the thematic tracks of Offentliga Rummet. The hackathon is entirely distributed and virtual.



24th of May

13:00 Hack start

13:00 – 13:30 Very brief introductions from the teams on Slack channel

13:30 – 17:00 Group project work

13:30-16:00 Facilitation sessions (scheduled separately for each team)

17:00 five minute status updates from the groups for the first day

25th of May

11:00 Group final presentations of their ideas

11:30 Jury gathering to select a winner

12:30 Offentliga Rummet declaring the winning team



Team 1

Project leader: Robert Book (

Team members: Philip Vendil, Linus Jönsson, Emil Fleron, Emelie Kjellson, Trang Hoang

Initial idea: There is a growing need among different public service entities / administrative authorities to exchange sensitive information, both from a content perspective as well as on an individual sender/receiver perspective and on an organizational level. The idea is to use the Blockchain to thoroughly control access to the information and also use it to in a trust worthy way show whom accessed what (like an archived log file). The idea is not to primary store the information in a blockchain, but to control access to it. By using the Blockchain as a “trust layer” all participants can trust the correctness of the log information as well as provide a more transparent information of access to the information. This type of approach would also be less cumbersome to use on a global scale than traditional way of solving this exchange.

Team 2

Project leader: Marcus Österberg (

Team members:  Linda Wesen, Hugo Wallen, Magnus Malm, Andreas Johansson, Filip Dalväg, Sukesh Kumar Tedla

Initial idea: The gist of the idea is to document a contract of sorts between multiple healthcare actors when a patient is in need of coordination. For instance between us with our hospitals and the local governments throughout the region we cover.  The contract is standardized nationwide and our aim is to explore the possibilities of storing them in a blockchain.

Team 3

Project leader: Ludvig Sörfolk (

Team members: Andreas Alme, Karl David Stening, André Jonasson, Andy Lee

Initial idea: Ett kösystem som skall användas inom den offentliga sektorn och ska utvecklas med hjälp av blockchain teknologi.  Motiveringen till utvecklandet av detta system är att öka säkerheten och förhindra fusk för den offentliga sektorns kö-hantering.



Adrian Solitander – Vinnova

Ronald Caous – Göteborgs Stad

Andreas Nilsson – Intelleqt

Patrik Andersson – RISE

Kenny Stolpe – Västra Götalandsregionen

August Botsford – Chromaway

Juho Lindman – GU Blockchain Lab

Sessions are scheduled by the teams and teams should consider scheduling a meeting at least with Andreas Nilsson for business model canvas.  Facilitators will also introduce themselves during the hack on assigned Slack work space.


Judging Criteria

These are the criteria the jury will use for the evaluation of the proposals.

Level of innovation– How new and innovative is the solution in its given context

(Nytänkande – Hur nytänkande är lösningen i den kontext man verkar i)

Value for society– How pressing is the problem being targeted and how likely is it this solution will help solve it

(Samhällsnytta – Hur angeläget är problemet man angriper och hur stor är sannolikheten till att denna lösning kommer bidra väsentligt till att lösa problemet)

Sustainability – What is the chance of the solution being implemented, financed and lasting?

(Hållbarhet – Hur stor är chansen att idén genomförs, finansieras och fortlever på sikt?)



All the groups return two deliverables to the jury to evaluate.

  1. Max 5 min presentation to the jury followed by clarifying questions over Skype. We start the presentations on the Friday the 25th at 11:00 and test the equipment from 10:30 on.
  2. Groups to return their idea in writing (executive summary of 1-2 pages, Swedish or English). Executive summaries to be sent to latest 10:30 on Friday 25th of May. Summary should include a filled business model canvas as an appendix (we provide extra facilitation for this part). These materials will serve as extra material to help the jury determine the winner.


  • Ylva Strander, Vinnova (jury chair)
    Ylva Strander is Head of Unit at the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, Vinnova, focusing on public sector innovation.
  • Andreas Nilsson, Intelleqt
    Andreas Nilsson, PhD, works as an entrepreneur and investor in the IT industry. Andreas also has a link to academia where he is senior researcher focused on platforms, blockchain and entrepreneurship. te sector.
  • Fredrik Berglund, Chalmers Innovation
    Fredrik Berglund, PhD, works as an Innovation Advisor at Chalmers Innovation Office, guiding researchers during their first steps towards utilization and potential commercialization – utilizing his knowledge from automotive, aerospace and IT industry.
  • Julie Améen, CGI
    Julie is passionate about driving business development with Information Technology as the driving force, but also claims that a far-sighted leadership in combination with curiosity are key components to reach successful innovation in an organization. She has 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and has a strong passion in contributing to the transformation that now creates the future of a smart society. As Head of Public sector at CGI, she has a great understanding of the drivers and challenges that exist in public sector.


Innovation acceleration by industry and sector experts gathered by Vinnova to help the winning team advance towards implementation. In the acceleration meetings the winning team will receive:

  • sparring and peer support
  • access to skills, practical tools and operating models
  • a committed community that assists the team.



The event is organised and coordinated by the University of Gothenburg Blockchain Lab and Juho Lindman