Remembering IBL projects

Remembering IBL projects

The latest InnoBarents Lab project, the Arctic Business Network, has been a huge success. However, we should not forget all those ones that set the path and started everything. Here is a throwback to some of those projects that have made of the InnoBarents Lab an incredible project-learning platform for students. Northern Stars Seminar The Northern Stars Seminar has been one of the most significant events for the InnoBarents Lab. Being an annual event since 2014, the Northern Stars Seminar’s vision has been “supporting international youth entrepreneurship in the Arctic, by providing inspiration…Read more
3 skills that you improve when being part of the InnoBarents Lab

3 skills that you improve when being part of the InnoBarents Lab

The InnoBarents Lab gives you the opportunity, as a student, of putting in practice all that knowledge learned in the classroom in a safe and supportive environment, where failure is just another part of the learning process, before stepping into the fast-paced professional world. Here are some of the skills you can develop and improve while working in the IBL. Cross-cultural skills The most important when working in an international environment is to learn to work with people with a different cultural background. In the InnoBarents Lab you will have the opportunity to…Read more
How can I get involved in the InnoBarents Lab?

How can I get involved in the InnoBarents Lab?

It is possible that you have already heard about the InnoBarents Lab, maybe you have even made the decision of joining this amazing adventure. However, you are still wondering how can you contribute. Here are some examples of how students have been involved in the IBL during their education. Seminars Event planning is not an easy task and students that have participated in this type of project know this well. However, organising a seminar is one of the most versatile projects you can be involved in. Working in funding and sponsorship, contacting possible…Read more
4 reasons why you should be involved in the InnoBarents Lab as a Lapland UAS student

4 reasons why you should be involved in the InnoBarents Lab as a Lapland UAS student

With studying an International Business degree comes a lot of theoretical knowledge, projects, teamwork and the most international working environment you have probably found yourself in yet. Even though all these will contribute beneficially to your future career, there is still more that being involved in the InnoBarents Lab can bring to your professional experience even before stepping into the working life. Here are some of the bonuses you can get when you join the IBL.   Practical knowledge Teachers will provide you with essential theoretical knowledge related to marketing, project management or…Read more
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