Arctic Opportunity Explorers
The project builds on previous work from the Educating Arctic Entrepreneurs project. The proposal is about empowering young people to become changemakers in the Arctic through sustainable entrepreneurship. The project puts partnerships and Nordic synergies at its core to allow students from different universities to work together on rights and livelihood of children and youth and gender equality. Anchored by students in different Arctic locations, collaborative student groups will have the opportunity to create solutions to real-world challenges.
Arctic Opportunity Explorers will be facilitated by a global biotech firm Novozymes’ HelloScience digital platform. Anchored by students in different Arctic locations, collaborative student groups will have the opportunity to create solutions to real-world challenges. The best innovations will receive the chance to enter the incubation and business growth phase with the project partners. This project is an inclusive and innovative approach with public-private-partnership elements.
Partners: Alfred Birkegaard, Head of HelloScience by Novozymes Denmark, Martin Mohr Olsen, PhD Candidate University of the Faroe Islands, Francesco Rosati, Associate Professor Technical University Denmark (DTU), Jay Friedlander, Professor College of the Atlantic USA, Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, Professor UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Anne Lise Kappel, Department of Economics and Business Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland), Hanne Thomasen, Special Advisor Technical University Denmark (DTU) ,Katja B. Carlsen, Web Director of Thirdroom Collaboration at Roskilde University Denmark, Olafur R. Gudmundsson, Lawyer & Development Project Manager Icelandic Tourist Board Iceland.
Applicant: Sustainia, Kelly Lynch
Partners (see below the text)
Countries: Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Faroe Islands, Greenland, USA
Project start 2020, expected to be finalized in 2022.
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