SaabAU team Andrew Bailey (left), Ben Cornish, Adam McHugh and Luke Smith.

A Saab Australia team from Adelaide has taken out first place in the Australian National Missing Persons Hackathon.

354 participants in the inaugural event were tasked with researching open-source platforms and material to gather information on 12 missing persons.

Information found and submitted throughout the 6-hour long challenge will be provided to the Australian Federal Police to hopefully find new leads that may potentially solve missing persons cases.

The SaabAU team of Andrew Bailey, Ben Cornish, Adam McHugh and Luke Smith placed first out of 96 teams and won by 2000 points.