Arctic Innovation Week
North of the ordinary
Arctic Innovation Week is a week full of inspiring events and initiatives where innovation and business development is on the top of the agenda. We live far beyond where the world meets the Arctic, and where essentials meet expertise.
Norway is a pioneering nation in sustainable growth and use of resources. Our Arctic areas have harsh conditions, long distances and cold climate. The vast land area and the ocean that surrounds us are rich in resources. In these areas we work, create and live our lives. Therefore we innovate. Therefore, our standard is north of the ordinary.
Welcome to Arctic Innovation Week!
See events taking place in English here:
Leadership is a word with many different meanings, depending on who hears it and who uses it. What does it mean actually? To lead? Is there anything to lead at all?
Leadership is a word with many different meanings, depending on who hears it and who uses it. What does it mean actually? To lead? Is there anything to lead at all? To lead where? Who and whom? Does linguistic and cultural diversity make a difference in leadership?
We will address these and other questions in a workshop on “leadership in multicultural environments”. We live in a globalized world, where everybody meets someone from another culture. Teams with people belonging to only one nationality and sharing one common language are rare these days.
Florian Hiss is Associate Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway working with applied linguistics. His research is focused on language use in multicultural workplaces.
Gabriela Sirbu is former journalist, has a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from UiT and a specialization within practical psychology from the Norwegian Gestalt Institute in Oslo.
Together, Gabriela and Florian are going to introduce you to some facts and some perspectives over multicultural and multilingual work environments and leadership.
Sign up for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/655009758326205/
Migration of Emotion
Are you ready to grow your business internationally?Sign up for the event here: https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/meet-the-marketsThe biggest opportunities for business growth often require international expansion, but there are also several challenges
Are you ready to grow your business internationally?
Sign up for the event here: https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/meet-the-markets
The biggest opportunities for business growth often require international expansion, but there are also several challenges with taking your business outside your home market.
During the meeting we will look at the development of Norwegian export, the state of the markets and areas of opportunity, as well as the challenges that companies face when they try to enter a market abroad. Join this ‘Meet the Markets’ seminar and get some insights into the opportunities and challenges, as learn how Innovation Norway can support you in your international expansion.
A deeper look at market opportunities in Germany, Canada and USA
Market advisors from our Innovation Norway offices in Germany, Canada, and USA will present the industries they work with in each market and what opportunities they see for Norwegian companies to expand in their respective markets and industries. You will also learn what services our offices abroad can offer your company.
Speed dates with Innovation Norway’s advisors in each market
For those who are interested we will offer a 5 minute meeting with advisors from each market where you can get some initial feedback and advise on your idea about expansion. If you are interested it this, please specify it when registering for the event.
The target groups for this event are Norwegian growth companies who ideally are established with initial sales in their home market, as well as Norwegian companies with an international presence who specifically are interested in Germany, Canada or the USA as a potential next market to expand to.
08.00: Breakfast and networking
08.10: International growth – how can Innovation Norway help? Edvard Kiil, Innovation Norway Arctic
08.25: IPR essentials before going internationally, Turid Buvik, Senior advisor IPR, Innovation Norway
08.40: Germany – Manuel Kliese, Director, Innovation Norway Germany
09.00: Canada – Øyvind Enstad Haga, Director, Alana Prashad, Market Advisor, Innovation Norway Canada
09.20: USA – Hege Vibeke Barnes, Director, Innovation Norway New York
09.40: Speed dates
There are limited spots for this event, so we recommend signing up as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.
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tue22oct19:0020:00Learn what Polar Permaculture is doing to grow local food in Longyear19:00 - 20:00 Arctic Tapas Bus, Longyearbyen, Meet in center parking lot near Coop and Stationen Event Organized By: Innovasjon Norge
We will pick you up with our white Arctic Tapas bus, and serve you a welcome drink. The first step would be to drive near the power plant and look
We will pick you up with our white Arctic Tapas bus, and serve you a welcome drink. The first step would be to drive near the power plant and look as some potential new sites for a permanent location. After that, we will drive to Nyben and have a look at the dome. The trip will begin and end at the parking lot near Coop in the center of town.
Program for the event:
Meet in the center of town near Coop.
Introduction and welcome drink.
Drive towards airport and view possible future sites.
Drive towards Nyben to view our present location.
Answer all questions.
Return to the center of town and guest depart.
(Tuesday) 19:00 - 20:00
Arctic Tapas Bus
Longyearbyen, Meet in center parking lot near Coop and Stationen
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Næringsetaten i Troms fylkeskommune inviterer til frokostmøte onsdag 23. oktober kl 09:00 – 09:45 på The Edge Hotel, Tromsø, hvor vi orienterer om: -
i Troms fylkeskommune inviterer til frokostmøte onsdag 23. oktober kl 09:00
– 09:45 på The Edge Hotel, Tromsø, hvor vi orienterer om:
– High North Atlantic Business Alliance
næringsutviklings-nettverk basert på aktører i Troms, Island, Færøyene,
Higlands and Islands (Skottland), Grønland, Atlantic Canada og Maine (USA).
er: blå bioøkonomi, reiseliv og logistikk.
i Tromsø er i tillegg til fylkeskommunen: Norinnova, Nofima, Tromsø Havn og
er åpent for alle og innebærer ingen deltakeravgift.
har eksistert halvannet år og vi arbeider nå med å planlegge aktiviteter for de
neste 6 månedene.
er en samlebetegnelse på alt utviklingsarbeid næringsetaten i Troms gjør, med
spesielt fokus på å endre vår rolle som regional, nasjonal og internasjonal
utviklingsaktør på vegne av næringslivet i Troms.
– å forklare vår
plass i virkemiddelapparatet og våre ambisjoner for vår samfunnsutviklerrolle–
– å få innspill på metoder, roller
og funksjoner næringslivet mener bør utvikles i Troms, som vi eller andre i
virkemiddelapparatet kan ta ansvar for, for å øke verdiskapningen i fylket.
er en del av Arctic Innovation Week, organisert av Innovasjon Norge.
påmelding er nødvendig: Velkommen!
Troms Fylkeskommune Næringsetaten
Sabrina Ratté, a Canadian visual artist who has received much acclaim for her groundbreaking, original visual art will demonstrate how she creates the futuristic worlds in her work. Ratté will present her
Sabrina Ratté, a Canadian visual artist who has received much acclaim for her groundbreaking, original visual art will demonstrate how she creates the futuristic worlds in her work. Ratté will present her work and demonstrate some techniques she uses when creating her videos.
Experience in 3D is preferred for this workshop.
The software Ratté uses is called Cinema 4D, and you can download a demo version here!
This workshop is free and open for all, please sign up here!
The Russian sound alchemist Rihardas Norvila will host a workshop on how to create a personal electronic instrument with the minimal equipment required. Norvila has researched for years how
The Russian sound alchemist Rihardas Norvila will host a workshop on
how to create a personal electronic instrument with the minimal
equipment required. Norvila has researched for years how to play an
interesting analogue electronic performance
using as minimal gear as possible and in 2016 he performed 12 different sets in Moscow using that knowledge.
This workshop is specially suitable for artists working within
Ambient, Drone, Soundtrack, Abstract & Minimal, but anyone
interested is welcome. Norvila will demonstrate how he builds his
instruments, followed by a short set played with the instrument. The
workshop participants will also jam with the instrument combined with
the software that they normally use for their production. The aim is to
compare the use of software and minimal hardware in creating music in
the genres named above.
Participants should bring their PC/mac with their preferred software for music production.
This workshop is open for all and free of charge. Please sign up for the workshop here.
Innovation Norway, in collaboration with MIT, is organizing a MIT Solve design workshop to foster collaboration and innovation among cross-sector leaders
Innovation Norway, in collaboration with MIT, is organizing a MIT Solve design workshop to foster collaboration and innovation among cross-sector leaders from across the Arctic region. Workshop participants will discuss and shape themes to inform MIT Solve’s 2020 Global Challenges.
For this workshop, the themes will center around smart, sustainable and innovative solutions for Arctic communities and conditions. So if you are interested in participating, we are seeking ambitious and passionate individuals who are interested in sharing their perspective on these topics. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the global MIT Solve network and potentially enter the race to become a 2020 Solver Team.
This workshop is especially relevant for leaders working on the following themes:
Mobility and logistics for extreme environments
Smart societies and open data
Oceans and blue economy
MIT Solve is a marketplace for social impact with the purpose of finding tech entrepreneurs from around the world and to broker partnerships across their global community to scale innovative work and promising solutions-driving lasting, transformational change.
If you think you have a solution to the world’s biggest challenges, or want to take part in tackling the societal challenges of the future, then this workshop is for you!
Innovation Norway, in collaboration with MIT, is organizing an “MIT Solve” design workshop to include perspectives from the Arctic region as part of their 2020 Global Challenges.
To foster collaboration and innovation among cross-sector leaders from across the Arctic region to discuss and shape MIT Solve’s 2020 Global Challenges.
To communicate MIT Solve’s approach to open innovation, especially when applied to social impact issues, to leaders in the space.
To engage Innovation Norway’s key partners and/or innovators in MIT Solve’s open innovation process.
Target: 30-40 attendees.
Mid-to senior-level representatives from private, public, and philanthropic sectors.
Subject matter experts relevant to issues of health, learning, sustainability, and economic prosperity.
Select government and university representatives.
Learn more about MIT solve here: https://solve.mit.edu
To apply as participant to the workshop, please do so in the following link: https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/no/subsites/arctic-innovation-week/arrangementer/mit-solve-smart-arctic/
(Thursday) 08:30 - 11:30
Handelshøgskolen ved UiT i Tromsø - DT Lab
Breivangvegen 23, 9010 Tromsø
Perera Elsewhere aka Sasha Perera is a London-born, Berlin-based musician, producer, song- writer and DJ. Using everything from gritty, indigenous sounds to her own warped vocals or trumpet, oscillating synths or dread-heavy basses,
Perera Elsewhere aka Sasha Perera is a London-born, Berlin-based musician, producer, song- writer and DJ. Using everything from gritty,
indigenous sounds to her own warped vocals or trumpet, oscillating synths or dread-heavy basses, Perera creates soundscapes to house her
songs as well as shape-shifting, psychedelic instrumentals. The result sees eerie ambient-blues, avant R&B & extra-terrestrial folk
that seamlessly co-exist in the land of ‘elsewhere’.
Join us for a track deconstruction with Sasha Perera, where she will demonstrates how she composes her tracks in Abelton Live.
This workshop is free of charge and open to all, please sign up here!
I år arrangeres festivalen Dark Season Blues for syttende gang i Longyearbyen på Svalbard. Festivalen går over 4 dager, og inkluderer konserter på flere utesteder, blueslunsj og intimkonsert. Det
I år arrangeres festivalen Dark Season Blues for syttende gang i Longyearbyen på Svalbard.
Festivalen går over 4 dager, og inkluderer konserter på flere utesteder, blueslunsj og intimkonsert. Det er også arrangement på skolen, i kirken, og til og med barnehagene får besøk av artistene. Hovedarrangementet er et fem timers musikkmaraton med konserter i to etasjer på Huset lørdagskvelden. Det hele avsluttes søndagskveld med en bluesjam hvor også publikum kan spille sammen med sin blueshelt.
Earl Thomas (US) | Monster Mike Welch (US) | Danielle Nicole Band (US) | Sari Schorr (US) | Amund Maarud & Lucky Lips (NO) | Buddy Whittington & Trond Olsen Band (US/NO) | JT Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters (NO) | Dr. Bekken (NO) | Igor Prado & Just Groove (BR) | Frode Alnæs & The Frogs (NO) | Dave Fields (US) | Trez Gregory (US) | McDowells Bakgård (NO) | Joakim Tinderholt & His Band (NO) | Tora (NO) | JG Hansen (SJ)
Festivalen er et samarbeid og spleiselag mellom lokalt næringsliv og Longyearbyen Bluesklubb som arrangør. Festivalen har vært et godt eksempel på hvordan en frivillig organisasjon, med god hjelp både økonomisk og med tjenester fra næringslivet, har klart å skape et helt unikt merkenavn i Arktis.
Festivalen Dark Season Blues er et miljøgodkjent arrangement.
Longyearbyen Bluesklubbpost@svalbardblues.com Vei 227 1
I arbeidet med å utvikle flere vandreprodukter i landsdelen, arrangerer Arctic Hike AS sammen med Visit Senja den første delen av et mer omfattende program der internasjonale, spesialiserte distributører besøker
I arbeidet med å utvikle flere vandreprodukter i landsdelen, arrangerer Arctic Hike AS sammen med Visit Senja den første delen av et mer omfattende program der internasjonale, spesialiserte distributører besøker oss for å bli kjent med og gi tilbakemelding på mulige hiking/vandre produkter.
Visit Senja Regionen og Arctic Hike ASborre@arctic-365.no
Insomnia has a touch of African acts and rythms this year, and Nihiloxica is one of them. Intrigued by both the origins of these rhythms and the techniques required to perform them,
Insomnia has a touch of African acts and rythms this year, and Nihiloxica is one of them. Intrigued by both the origins of these rhythms and the techniques required to perform them, there was nothing else to do than invite them to host a workshop for us. Nihiloxica are going to show us the essence of what they do musically and demonstrate how to get down and dance to it Ugandan style. They’ll be taking us on a cultural journey from Buganda through all the kingdoms from which they draw their rhythms.
Activities will include:
- Learning traditional rhythms through both drumming and dancing.
- Playing on a Bugandan drum set.
- Learning techniques of playing hand percussion instruments.
- Q&A and traditional performance from the band.
Insomnia Festival and Tromsø Kunstforening invite you to the opening of the group exhibition “Optical FLOW”. In 1940 an American psychologist James J. Gibson introduced the concept of Optical Flow that
Insomnia Festival and Tromsø Kunstforening invite you to the opening of the group exhibition “Optical FLOW”.
In 1940 an American psychologist James J. Gibson introduced the
concept of Optical Flow that he described as research of pattern of
apparent motion of objects, surfaces in a visual scene caused by the
relative motion between an observer and a scene. Gibson stressed the
importance of optic flow for affordance perception, the ability to
discern possibilities for action within the environment.
What you see is not necessarily what is there, but isn’t it there if
you see it? How can you trust your perception? Is that what you
experience the truth of what is in the world?
Our time in history is colored by the bombarding of information,
dragging people in different directions of beliefs of the true state of
the world. Humans no longer lean on the vibrations in their body
triggered by other beings in the natural world when making decisions for
action. Instead we are to be guided by the pieces of information that
reach us through our screens. Our gut feelings are no longer used to
guide us through the world, but can our reasoning be trusted with that
In the exhibition at Tromsø Kunstforening, Leevi Lehtinen will
present his three channel installation “Babylon” – reflecting on the
triumph and destruction of humanity. While Sally Golding’s participatory
installation “Your Double My Double Our Ghost” explores interaction and
perception within a multi-sensory environment, involving lighting and
projection onto optical sheeting, sonic composition, and the viewer’s
(Friday) 18:00 - 21:00
Insomnia Festival invites to a day of conversations about some of the important questions of our time period.Dangerous and Digital - The Hate that Controls the World With Katharina Nocun (DE),
Insomnia Festival invites to a day of conversations about some of the important questions of our time period.
Dangerous and Digital – The Hate that Controls the World
With Katharina Nocun (DE), Iliana Papangeli (GR), Manuel Beltran (ES)
Moderated by Daniel Erlacher (AT)
13:00-14:15 Tromsø Library, 3rd Floor
The hatred and distribution of false information on the internet has
become a tool for political mobilization. The information we are
bombarded with is often exaggerated and even false, produced to engage
us in either side of the political specter, painting the other side as a
total evil. This panel will try to sort out how we are affected in
“real life” by the content found on different social media platforms.
How is hate speech and false information spread, who is it targeted at
and how does this sort of content circulate on our social media
platforms? How is fake information and hate speech online contributing
to the polarisation of our society? How are political persons and
parties taking advantage of this and using it in their struggle for
power? And what role, if any, should the large social media
coorporations have in moderating its content?
This conversation is presented in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT) and Reworks Agora (GR) as part of We Are Europe.
Digital Democracy – Dangerous E-Voting vs. Powerful Innovation to Collaborate
With Katharina Nocun (DE), Xenia Ermoshina (RU), Stefanos Loukopoulos (GR)
Moderated by Hilde Bjørnå (NO)
14:30-15:45 Tromsø Library, 3rd Floor
The technology is here: we could easily vote electronically, case by
case, on political issues. It is a tempting idea but what would be its
dangers? With the previous panel freshly in mind, we would like to
discuss the idea of giving the population a chance to vote for each and
one single political issue. Are we well enough informed to do so or
should we leave it to the “expert” politicians to find the solutions for
us? We will look at the question of paperless digital voting from a
technological and human perspective. Would it be a safe solution for
future political decision making, and if so are we ready to take the
responsibility it comes with? This panel will try to work out the risks
of digital paperless voting and digital election processes. vs. the
power of collaborative decision making and democratically controlled
social and public media.
This conversation is presented in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT) and Reworks Agora (GR) as part of We Are Europe .
Workshop: Making games to Talk About Complex Topics
This workshop will be led by the V&A London game designer Matteo Menapace (IT)
16:00-18:00 Tromsø Library, 3rd Floor
Following the panels Digital Democracy and Dangerous and Digital,
take part in a practical workshop to create playful conversational tools
(in other words, games) about the topics and conversations that emerged
from the panels.
Learn how boardgames can be used by policymakers, advocates and
educators to explain complex ideas, explore different scenarios and
weigh the trade-offs of a decision in a safe environment.
Working in small teams, you will brainstorm ideas, prototype boardgames and test them with the other participants.
You will not need prior game design or coding experience. Attending the
panels is recommended but not strictly necessary to take part in this
This workshop is presented in collaboration with Kreativ Teknologi.
(Saturday) 13:00 - 18:00