Let`s Innovate the Future Together!

Let`s Innovate the Future Together!

 Have you heard about Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference? It offers the opportunity to reflect on Arctic cooperation and it´s future. The year 2017 provides exceptional framework for the conference: Finland assumes the two- year rotating chairmanship position of the Arctic Council and celebrates its centennial anniversary. Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit is the first large scale public Arctic event of the chairmanship period. The conference builds on the heritage of “Rovaniemi process”, the first step in official cooperation between the Arctic states. The Arctic Spirit aims to offer interesting and relevant content which are not…Read more
“Northern Stars 2017”: an international students’ success story

“Northern Stars 2017”: an international students’ success story

What is Northern Stars Seminar? An annual event (organized by Lapland UAS and InnoBarentsLab) combining experts, practitioners and youth entrepreneurship, “Northern Stars” was held this week for the fifth time, with a focus on the Arctic. The seminar was a great opportunity for students from Rovaniemi and Tornio to learn about Arctic innovations, policy and business solutions, as well as real-life entrepreneurship stories delivered by renowned speakers from Finland, the United States, France and the United Kingdom. “The main aim of Northern Stars is to awaken and encourage the interest among young people in…Read more
Arctic Business Dating

Arctic Business Dating

Arctic Business Dating or Napalaakson Yritystreffit was held on 23th of November 2016 in Lapland University of Applied Sciences in Jokiväylä 11. InnoBarentsLab was one of the main organizers of this event as some of our members were involved in organizing of the event and all of us were making sure that everything is running smoothly! The event started at 10 o’clock with welcoming speeches by Leena Alalääkkölä, Kaisa Lammi, Katarína Hollá and Leena Svanberg. During the morning part, there was International Fair running in the main hall, organized and prepared by international…Read more
Innovate or Die!

Innovate or Die!

Sounds scary? Innovate or die is a competition for young innovators held in Jämsä, Himos. This year it was 17.-18.11.2016 and we were a part of it! The team from Rovaniemi included 5 students of International Business - Katarína Hollá, An Tran, Sahand Arefi Oskui, Dilxat Polat and Matti Hämäläinen. Our journey started on the Wednesday evening 16th of November 2016 after we packed all needed things. Our final destination for Wednesday was Tornio where we overslept as the main journey was beginning on early morning next day. Thursday morning we got into…Read more
The fun & educational hospital school visit!

The fun & educational hospital school visit!

The core InnoBarentsLab members An Tran, Nina Niskala and I visited Rovaniemi´s hospital school on 8.11. This was already a second time to visit for Nina on accord of Give Back to Finland project but this time An and I were joining in and the activities had changed. As before in autumn 2015, we met Asko Peuraniemi, the principle of the school, and also other staff members so we had a nice short chat about who we are and what is going on in InnoBarentsLab. Little before 10am us members moved to the…Read more
Give Back to Finland Kids 2016 – project kick-off

Give Back to Finland Kids 2016 – project kick-off

On freezing morning in 2.11 our international students gathered in city center for the first kindergarten visit. We went to Teerikallio kindergarten to entertain kids for an hour. I was leading the program for children with the help of my group members and also the caretakers. First we introduced ourselves shortly, how we are Lapland University of Applied Sciences students in tourism and business degrees, where we are coming from as well as our names. After that kids were assigned with the task to draw their favorite animal. When every child was done…Read more
Eteenpäin –educational trade fair event in Lappia -talo

Eteenpäin –educational trade fair event in Lappia -talo

What is Eteenpäin –educational trade fair event? It is a chance for the educational institutes and companies to network with students, jobseekers and employees. Many schools, like universities and vocational schools, as well as employers, present their operations, values and qualification requirements. It is basically good place for someone who doesn’t know what to do in future, to look for opportunities and ask questions he/she has always wanted to ask from employers, companies and about educational institutes. When I was personally in high school and thinking about what to do with my life…Read more
SMART Practice seminar day – Rovaniemi Region

SMART Practice seminar day – Rovaniemi Region

On Thursday 29.9.2016, Lapland University of Applied Sciences in Rovaniemi on Jokiväylä campus had a SMART Practice seminar day. Day started with Anzelika Krastina´s presentation in Borealis Auditorium where SMART Practice was explained and the following presentations as well as the upcoming workshop were introduced. I and Nina Niskala were presenting our InnoBarentsLab student organization right afterwards, trying our best to showcase our projects varying from Restaurant Day´s main goal to further fund projects all the way to Give Back to Finland-project´s purpose to bring generations and different nationalities closer to each other.…Read more
International Culture Club Final Celebration

International Culture Club Final Celebration

Spring 2016 Culture Club project ended on a celebration together with InnoBarentsLab, Finnish Red Cross and Lapland African Association members. Of course also other Lapland University of Applied Sciences students and Medo Aljanahi´s friends were taking part as well. At 16.00 on 26.9.2016 InnoBarentsLab members and other students gathered to Valdemari beach. Tables and chairs from school were set in two lines so that everyone could face the pretty river while devouring rice, chicken, salad and other yummy dishes prepared by Medo and his friends. Celebration started a little past 17.00 with a…Read more
Autumn Flea Market 2016

Autumn Flea Market 2016

InnoBarentsLab started this Autumn semester with the Flea Market project. Aiming to create a chance for new students (both full-time and exchange) to buy necessary items in their stays as well as the chance for senior students to sell their unused things, IBL offered selling stands to all students and staffs in Rovaniemi. Took place in the main lobby, Jokivayla campus on Saturday 17th September, 2016, the Autumn Flea Market was organized from 10 am until 2 pm with the help of many new IBL members. It started with IBL brownies preparation a…Read more