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Think Rural, Think Digital, Think Ahead!

The winners of the Think Rural, Think Digital, Think Ahead! hackathon were announced at the award ceremony on 23 March 2021.

Team Brent won the Digital Health in Rural Areas theme, and team Rural Roots Network won in the Recovery of Rural Tourism theme.

The award winning videos can be seen below.

The top 3 teams in the two themes were:

Digital Health in Rural Areas

  1. Brent - Angela Davidson, Farinaz Fallahpour and Wenxuan Sun
  2. Scan, Skin, Send - Finlay MacDonald
  3. Frøya - Caleb Timmermann, Rolf Oftedal and Kristian Riksheim

Recovery of Rural Tourism

  1. Rural Roots Network - Gaia Marini, Yuzhi Zeng, Tommy Kristoffer Nilsen and Brady Stevens
  2. Rural Lights - Grant Murdoch, Vegard Sviggum Johnsrud, and Imogen Martin
  3. LOC8 - Lasse Kyed, Hannah Young, Adam Weir, and Joy Kadayi

The North Atlantic Youth Hackathon!

Coming up with ideas and solutions for the North Atlantic region and developing a business venture:

  • Identify digital solutions to ease the provision of essential healthcare services
  • Promote a sustainable recovery for the tourism industry


48 hours on 19-21 March 2021


An online competition to stimulate creative problem solving.

Two challenges:

  • Digital Health in Rural Areas
  • Recovery of Rural Tourism


Young people aged 18-35 from across Scotland, Coastal Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Maine and rural Ontario are invited to apply and collaborate with like-minded participants from other parts of the North Atlantic and develop joint solutions to shared challenges.

All backgrounds are relevant!


Cash prizes, business development opportunities and great connections! This is your chance to create a transatlantic business!