Give Back to Lapland, Pello 25.4. & Tornio 26.4.

Give Back to Lapland, Pello 25.4. & Tornio 26.4.

  Monday morning started off in a bit different tone as members became a temporary moving firm in addition to planned visits in senior citizen units. We moved small shelves and wooden pieces of a bed to the minibus and unboxed them in our destination in Pello, at Nina´s grandma´s place, proving how multifunctional we can make our processes. Since Nina was familiar with driving to Pello, her drive to there was really smooth and the relaxed atmosphere reminded me of a fun road trip. As usual I hosted the performances in senior…Read more
Give Back to Lapland – Visits in Kemi 20.4. – 22.4.

Give Back to Lapland – Visits in Kemi 20.4. – 22.4.

Week 16 proved to be busy for everyone so that in the end only us, Nina Niskala & Laura Ukkola, were still able to reserve time to visiting the senior citizen units in Kemi from Wednesday to Friday. Despite dealing with a car booking hassle and hard-to-read GPS, we were able to keep our promise to visit all the units that were expecting us and provide to them the performance successfully. Nestorin palvelukoti & Virekoti Purola On Wednesday morning  first up was Nestorin palvelukoti. When we arrived to the assigned place, seniors were…Read more
Give Back to Lapland – visiting day 1

Give Back to Lapland – visiting day 1

Nothing – early morning, bad weather, long distances – stops IBL team today! With a positive attitude we have started DAY 1 of trips within the project ‘Give Back to Lapland’! Our first aim was a housing unit ‘Hopeaharju’, located in Salla. Today’s team consisted of Nina (driver), Laura (guide), Jia, Michelle and Irina. IBL members were welcomed by a friendly staff and curious elderly people. Surrounded by quite an impressive group of them, IBL team performed the following activities: Introduction – presentation of each member and short description of the project itself…Read more
Arctic Business Forum on April 6-7 in Korundi

Arctic Business Forum on April 6-7 in Korundi

Organized for already seventh time in Rovaniemi, this year´s Arctic Business Forum  took place in Korundi, house of culture, April 6-7. The core of ABF was to introduce the latest developments of the Arctic regions inside the framework of business possibilities, with special focus on European High North.   Participants of forum were many and diverse. Lapland Chamber of Commerce had a huge role during the forum both in presenting their speeches as well hosting panels. There were ambassadors to Finland from USA and Canada as well as counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Finland.…Read more
Erasmus+ seminar hosted in InnoBarentsLab office

Erasmus+ seminar hosted in InnoBarentsLab office

On Thursday morning 31.3. , class C121 received influential quests from Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts , Vytautas Magnus Universitetas ,  G.G. Eurosuccess Consulting LTD.  , Lapin Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy  , European University Cyprus  and Universita Degli Studi Di Verona  . Quests came in order to hold a two-day seminar for discussing the best methods of developing skills and competences for higher education graduates to find their place in labor market. Opening day After settling down and introduction of the agenda by KCCIC, members of each organization presented their findings on country-specific…Read more
International Culture Club in University of Lapland

International Culture Club in University of Lapland

International Culture Club took place in auditorium at University of Lapland campus in 4.3.2016. It was the first event in the series of planned visits to school campuses in order for more teachers and students to join in discussion in hopes of making participation culturally diverse. Screen projector, unlike previous times, there were a few presentations to showcase InnoBarentsLab organization, an ongoing project Give Back to Lapland and an example of entrepreneurship. Welcoming speech was held by project leader Medo Aljanahi, mentioned the importance of breaking the ice among international community. It was…Read more
Guests from Netherlands

Guests from Netherlands

Guests from Fontys University of Applied Sciences arrived to Rovaniemi on 22nd of February. Fontys UAS is located in over 20 places across the country but the biggest campuses are located in Eindhoven, Tilburg and Venlo. The institute is the second largest institute of higher education in Netherlands, which offers highly practice-oriented degree programs in for example ICT, business and arts. Day 1 Introduction to Lapland UAS in InnoBarentsLab, where opening speeches were held by Anzelika Krastina and vice director Reijo Tolppi, who entertained guests with fun stories about Finns and also explained…Read more
International Culture Club – Day 2

International Culture Club – Day 2

Similarly to the opening day, people interested about cultures gathered together in Asukastupa, Pohjolankatu 4-6 on 27.2. This second day was done in an even more relaxed atmosphere than before as most of the participants already knew the flow of things and had been acquainted with each other. The new faces were quick to accustom to the discussions as there were persons capable of translating the speeches. The club started with an opening speech by Medo Aljanahi, the head figure of this project, who thanked the participants and introduced the topics of the…Read more
BossMinutes Idea Validation project

BossMinutes Idea Validation project

The BossMinutes idea validation project is undertaken by project leader Nikolai Filimonov together with InnoBarentsLab. The goal is to find out whether a business idea can turn into a real business.              The business idea is aimed to solve a problem of employees who spend a lot of time on online meetings. A significant portion of online meetings is dedicated to writing down the meeting minutes. Minute taking at meetings distracts participants and discturbs the meeting flow. BossMinutes team suggests to create an automated meeting assistant. It is a robot who would participate…Read more
International Culture Club opening

International Culture Club opening

                                                 International Culture Club is created by international students of Lapin AMK. The main purpose is to meet face to face and have conversation between people from different cultures. Since 2015 Rovaniemi has accepted around 1400 asylum seekers, so we think that ICC is good way to meet people and getting to know about different topics of life.                                                  After coming up with the idea of the International Culture Club, persons from various countries were contacted to participate in the project. Also posters were put on the walls of different campuses and other…Read more