Northern Stars Seminar 2016!

Where: Lapland UAS, Rovaniemi

When: 13.5.2016

Theme: To learn about innovations and fresh business solutions that are implemented and in use in the Arctic Region!


What is Northern Stars?

Northern Stars Seminar is the international seminar, hosted by InnoBarentsLab – IBL and Lapin AMK – Lapland University of Applied Sciences, based in Rovaniemi, Lapland. Seminar will take place at 13th of May 2016. We would be very happy if you could join us!

Seminar is free of charge and is held in English.

How to get there?

1)    Register via this form:

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2)    Join us at 13th of May in the Main Lobby of Lapland UAS Rantavitikka Campus at 8:30

During the Northern Stars Seminar day you will learn about innovations and fresh business solutions that are implemented and in use in the Arctic Region. Many people are dreaming of starting their own business, but the actual entrepreneurial career may be a big mystery. Already during studies it is important to get a realistic peek into the successes and failures of real-life business-doers.

Northern Stars seminar will give you this valuable new knowledge, experiences and network connections:

·         Seminar “Creative Entrepreneurship in the Arctic” will deliver the most interesting experiences from entrepreneurs all across the Arctic.

·         Break-Up Session will challenge you to test out your best ideas and contribute to the reallife co-creation of future Arctic.

·         Afterparty “Shooting Stars” will allow you to network more or just simply relax after filled with new emotions & experiences day. Get yourself to the dancefloor!

Don’t miss your opportunity to discover creative entrepreneurship in the Arctic!

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Friday, 13 of May 2016 Jokiväylä 11B, Rovaniemi
8:30                    Registration
9:00 – 11:00      Business Opportunities in the Arctic

9:00 Welcome to the Northern Stars Seminar, Opening words, Reijo Tolppi, Vice-rector  of  Lapland
UAS, Finland

9:30 Importance of Business in the Arctic, Key-Note speech by Matti Vanhanen, member of Finnish
Parliament, ex-prime minister of Finland, FIN
10:00 Bringing the best customers experience, Julia Chechulinskaya, Experience  manager  of
SantaPark, FIN
10:30 Business Opportunities for youth in the Arctic, Alisa Bogatyreva,  entrepreneur, RUS

11:00 – 12:00     Coffee at the Lapland UAS cafeteria and Networking
12:00 – 14:00     Youth entrepreneurship in the Arctic

12:00 Ranua Living Lab Experience, MTI students of Lapland UAS, FIN

12:30 Barents Youth Innovations, Tonny Mathiassen, project leader of Nord- Troms regionrad, NOR

13:00 Start-Ups: Now?, Vadim Ulanov, Arctic Media Holding, RUS

13:30 My way from lost student to Osaka, Annika Konttaniemi, SusiVilla Oy, FIN

14:00 – 14:30    Coffee Break

14:30 – 16:00 Break – Up session : Innovations through the workshops!

Case 1: Innovation tools in practise, hosted by Nikita Litvinchik, InnoBarentsLab   organisation  director
Case 2: Fast prototyping as a source of product development, hosted by Annika Konttaniemi,
SusiVilla OY

Case3: Creative Entrepreneurship in the Arctic as an alternative to resource based business.
Creative Momentum project case study, hosted by Anzelika Krastina and Saila Puukko, Lapland UAS
lecturers & project managers of Creative Momentum
Case 4: Modulation Case: “Adios Santa”, hosted by Northern Stars Team
Case 5: Arctic is not only about tourism and natural resources, hosted by  Northern Stars  team
Case 6: Benefits of collaboration between companies: giants and the Arctic. Heineken and Coca-Cola
case workshop, hosted by Northern Stars Team
Case 7 : How to apply threatening trends in business opportunities, hosted by Northern Stars Team
Case 8: Problem of transportation and logistics, hosted by Northern Stars team
Case 9: Game-wrokshop “4 elements”, hosted by Northern Stars team
Case 10: Analogy thinking: learn from other industries, hosted by Northern Stars team


23:00                                                                Afterparty!