Name: Young Innovative Entrepreneurs Concluding Seminar
Where: Lapland UAS, Rovaniemi
When: 31.10.2014
Meaning: Conclude the project Young Innovative Entrepreneurs and tell people what it has achieved. Also explore the option what will happen in the future

Report from the seminar by Maria Ollila


Friday, 31 October
Venue: Borealis Hall, Lapland UAS, Jokiväylä 11C, Rovaniemi

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-11:30 Youth entrepreneurship for economic development of the European northern regions

Hosted by Anu Huhanantti, founder of InnoBarentsLab
Opening speech: Leena Alalääkkölä, Director of Business and Culture, Lapland UAS
Regional support for innovating businesses: Risto Mäkikyrö, Senior Technology Adviser, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Lapland
Young Innovative Entrepreneurs – project results and achievements: Eila Seppänen, project manager, Lapland UAS
InnoBarentsLab – development of innovative entrepreneurial learning environment: Video Report
Visual facilitation – How it can benefit your business: Tiina Huotari, Kuvitellen Oy

11:30-12:30 Lunch at the Lapland UAS cafeteria and networking
12:30-14:00 Lessons learnt and future prospectives for cross-border cooperation among young entrepreneurs

Panel discussion/sharing experiences:

Host, Veikko Kärnä, Head of Masters’ Degree Programmes, Lapland UAS

Norway: Heidi Andreassen, Project Manager, The Barents Secretariat
Yngve W. Bergheim, CEO & founder, Ramsalt Lab

Russia: Anna Trubkina, project manager, Socium+
Dennis Kreminskiy, business owner,

Sweden: Lena Antti, project coordinator, Association of Higher Education in Eastern Norbotter, HÖN
Johan Berglund – Barents Regional Youth Council

Finland: Heli Huhanantti, founder of InnoBarentsLab
Joonas Makkonen, owner, Jo-Jo Media

Cross-border entrepreneurship initiatives by young people
Murmansk Business Camp film
Innovating the future together – continuation of YIE activities: Anzelika Krastina and Saila Puukko, project coordinators, Lapland UAS

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