Electrolux employees taking part in the hackathon

Save lives, save communities, save businesses: Electrolux partners Hack the Crisis Sweden

Electrolux proudly supported the Swedish government-organized ‘Hack the Crisis’ hackathon event which took place last weekend with the goal to develop concepts to help the fight against Covid-19.

“When I was asked if Electrolux could partner the hackathon – of course the answer was yes. Hackathons are a great way to develop innovative solutions at speed which is exactly what our society needs right now,” said Electrolux Innovation Hub Director Tove Chevalley.

“We will offer our expertise to help scale winning ideas into workable solutions that can make a difference in this fight against Covid-19,” Chevalley added.

Electrolux was one of many companies who signed up to support the hackathon which took place digitally between 3-6 April. 7,400 took part in the event from across Swedish society – public sector, private sector, academia, non-profit and citizens.

A mix of 26 Electrolux employees also gave their free time to participate as hackers – from designers, to programmers, to HR and business functions.

Here are the six winning ideas, selected by a team of judges, to take forward into development stage. As partner, Electrolux will offer our expertise to help scale them into solutions.

More about the Hack the Crisis

Hack the Crisis is a global phenomenon which takes place every year. At the end of March, the Swedish government made the quick decision to focus this year’s already-planned Swedish hackathon on finding solutions to the Covid-19 challenge. For more information about Hack the Crisis Sweden, read here.