DNB Hackathon: Digital Challenge 2019

Do you want to shape the future? The digital bank revolution ravages with full force, and the banks are working intensively to uncover new ideas and models that will take us into the future. Now you as a student have the opportunity to influence future banking with your skills - and win some awezome prizes. 

8-10th of March 2019. Date of grand finale: 19th of March

Sign up alone or as a team for Trondheim, Bergen, Oslo or Singapore

It' free, it's fun and it's challenging - the winner gets NOK 100.000 and a summer job in DNB

Application deadline: 21st of February 2019but be quick, it might get fully booked

To apply, scroll down and fill out your contact info on this site

About the hackathon:

We challenge you and your team to come up with a new solution that will strengthen DNB's services towards its customers. The customers can be everyday users or companies, as well as DNB's own internal functions and services. DNB test APIs will be available through our Developer Portal.

During the hackathon weekend  friday to sunday, March 8th to 10th, we invite students in Trondheim, Bergen, Oslo and Singapore to develop and present their solution suitable for the future bank. The hackathon will be held simultaneously in each city from Friday 3:00 pm until the semifinal 6:00 pm Sunday. 

There will be employees from DNB available during the entire weekend. They will operate as mentors and provide you and your team with support, as well as challenging you to think about new perspectives and possible solutions.  We will offer free food and drinks!

The 19th of march, the winning team in each city will have the possibility to present their solution for a grand jury in DNB's headquarter in Bjørvika, Oslo. The jury consists of DNBs management, as well as Anita Krohn Traaseth from Innovation Norway. We promise you an exciting and eventful hackathon.

Please note: a theme decided by the organizers will be given closer to the event and presented in detail at the beginning of the hackathon.

The solution should be a working prototype with some functioning code, and can possibly be supplemented by screenshots.

Who can participate?

Students of all fields are welcome to apply. Technical skills such as experience with programming are preferable. However, although we want “techie” ideas, not all team members need to know how to code, as long as at least one person does. Interdisciplinary teams with complimentary backgrounds and skill sets often come up with the most creative ideas.

What are the prizes?

☀ 1st prize will receive NOK 100.000 and a summer internship at DNB, running from June to August 2019. 

☀ 2nd prize will receive NOK 50.000 

☀ 3rd prize will receive NOK 20.000

How do we select a worthy winner?

DNB Digital Challenge 2019 is a hackathon valuing technical skills. The jury will judge each submission on the following criteria:

         - Value for the customer;

         - Commercialization potential;

         - Technical execution;

         - Team spirit;

         - The total impression.

It’s therefore expected that each group will present and produce the following:

         - Highlevel diagram showcasing the underlying IT architecture;

         - Clear and precise value proposition for both the customers and DNB;

         - Some code to work as a functioning prototype of your concept.

Please note that we work alongside our international colleagues from all around the world. Therefore, it's expected that you and your group can present your prototype and presentation in English.

How to apply?

Apply in the registration form below. To apply you need to either form a group consisting of 2 - 4 persons, or you may apply individually. If you do choose to apply individually, you will be put in a group with a fitting profile. The slots are limited, so please be quick. Please note that we may be required to do some basic screening to ensure that we get the right mix of profiles.

Important information:

DNB is working continuously with innovation and development of new products and services. Some times these internal initiatives will coincide with concepts that are presented the bank in other contexts. By attending DNB Digital Challenge the participants have acknowledged that such overlaps may arise, and that this does not hinder DNB from further developing internal initiatives. DNB will not further develop or commercialize a concept presented in the final without discussing this further with the participant(s) first. The participant(s) have acknowledged that DNB, and other participants in the competition, does not have any confidentiality for ideas that are presented during semifinals/finals.


Registration form

First name
E-mail address
What city do you want to participate in?
Cellphone number (inc. countrycode +XX)
What school do you attend?
What program do you study?
What year are you on?
Why should you and your team attend?
Remember to click "Add participant" to add the other members of your team. Click "Send registration" once ready.