Hackathon for innovations

The ICE Innovation Challenge is a competition for solutions. Its purpose is to create a winning solution for a challenge of the local society. The challenge that is common for the all rural areas in the Arctic. The solution can be technological, creative or societal. 

 

The participants will be working in teams, using design thinking to come up with new, creative ideas and innovative solutions to the challenge. Design thinking is a human-centred, iterative process for problem solving, with focus on empathizing with the user. 

There will be two intense days; prototyping, testing, prototyping, testing with highly skilled mentors and speakers. In between sessions it's good to cool down and get inspired by arctic experiences. The competition is ending with a finale, where all the teams will pitch their innovative solutions, evaluated by a panel of investors and decision makers.

The winner will get a prize, and along other best solutions, get assistance to develop the solution further.

Join as an individual or as a team - get ready to create the future!

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ICE Arctic Innovation Challenge

By putting people with different nationality, backgrounds and knowledge, together in teams, we believe that new ideas will arise. ICE Innovation Challenge will give Kirkenes and the Arctic new perspectives. And the participants will get new knowledge, expanded network – and take part in creating the future of the Arctic.

Solving problems is not charity - it’s business

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10:00-10:30

OPENING SHOW and introduction to moderator Reidar Wasenius, CCO at Breaks Finland

Main stage

10:30-11:00

Welcome speech by Mads Frederiksen, Executive Director of the Arctic Economic Council

Main stage

11:00-12:00

Walid O. El Cheikh, Pitching coach, Startup Mentor Entrepreneurial Mindset + Intro to Pitching For Life

ICE Auditorium

12:00-13:00

10-minute personal break challenge w/ Reidar Wasenius. Program break, entertainment, lunch Arctic Food Fair

Main stage and Dining halls

13:00-14:00

Elina Korpela, Digital strategy and Design Specialist.

Think like a Designer

ICE Auditorium

14:00-15:30

Elina Korpela, Digital strategy and Design Specialist.

Think like a Designer - A Customer-Centric Workshop

ICE Auditorium and group rooms

17:00-18:00

Panel debate: How can we create sustainable economic growth in the Arctic regions?

Main stage and ICE Auditorium

18:00-00:00

For ICE Innovation Challenge participants:

18:00-20:00 Cook dinner on a fire – design thinking your meal.

20:00-20:30 ICE Youth Winners present their pitches and talk about being young in the Arctic.

20:30-22:00 Working on prototypes

22:00-22:30 Wake Up! Activity

22:30-00:00 Working on prototypes and Pizza Party

ICE Auditorium and work rooms

Day 1 – November 10th

10:00-10:30

OPENING SHOW

Main stage

10:30-11:00

Walid O. El Cheikh, Pitching coach, Startup Mentor – Pitching With Confidence Workshop

Main stage

12:00-13:00

10-minute personal break challenge w/ Reidar Wasenius. Program break, entertainment, lunch Arctic Food Fair

Main stage and Dining halls

14:00-15:00

Walid O. El Cheikh, Pitching coach, Startup Mentor

Pitching Clinic for ICE Innovation Challenge participants

ICE group work rooms

16:00-17:00

ICE Innovation Challenge – semi finals pitching

ICE Auditorium and group rooms

17:00-17:30

ICE Innovation Challenge pitching FINALE

Main Stage and ICE Auditorium

17:30-18:00

CLOSING CEREMONY

Main stage

19:00-02:30

ICE Afterparty

Ritz nightclub

Day 2 – November 11th