Arctic Design Week

Arctic Design Week is an annual event which was organized by the City of Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi Regional Development Agency, The University of Lapland Faculty of Art and Design, and various business partners. The first event was held in 2009 to demonstrate the lasted Design in the Arctic. By introducing the exhibition, holding conferences and special events, innovations in Artic has widespread to everyone. Source: World Design Week Started from 2009, Arctic Design Week has known as one of the most vital events in the Arctic region. The 7-day event in March displays several…Read more

Sports that you should try when you are in Lapland

On Laskiainen, the second biggest event of students, I want to introduce to you guys about some sports that tourists when coming to Rovaniemi, give their love to: Sledding In Laskiainen, beside enjoy eating Laskiaispulla with hot chocolate or hot milk, sledding is another famous winter activity. With a good sled available for variety of sizes, colors and material, go up to the hill and you’re able to start you interesting journey. Another kind of sledding that tourist companies offer for their customers are husky ride and reindeer sledding.        …Read more

10 survival items in Finnish Lapland’s winter

At a place where the coldest temperature can drop down to -36 degrees Celcius, of course, the first thing you need to prepare is yourself: It’s going to be very cold sometimes (especially in late January – the beginning of February), and very dark during November-December. From January the days are longer, still, snow lasts until the end of April. When you are ready to take the journey, you’re welcomed to have a look at this entry 😉 Wool socks: These buddies bring extreme warmth to your feet. Mostly every person living in…Read more
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