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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

Secure your seat now!

Registration deadline is on November 9th.

10:00-10:30

Performance by SAVVA and ICE Introduction

Northern Lights Main Stage

10:30-11:00

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

Northern Lights Main Stage

11:00-12:00

Walid O. El Cheikh:

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

Northern Lights Main Stage and Dining halls

13:00-14:00

Elina Korpela:

Think like a Designer

ICE Auditorium

14:00-15:30

Elina Korpela:

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?

Northern Lights Main Stage and ICE Auditorium

18:00-20:30

Only for ICE Innovation Challenge participants:

18:00-19:00 Wake Up! Activity – ICE swimming with Lexi Lobdell

19:00-20:00 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

ICE Auditorium and work rooms

19:00-00:00

Only for ICE Innovation Challenge participants:

18:00-19:00 Wake Up! Activity – ICE swimming with Lexi Lobdell

19:00-20:00 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

Ritz nightclub

Day 1 – November 10th

10:00-10:30

Welcome by CEO Kirkenes Chamber of Commerce Magnus Mæland: Love, jobs, happiness and the good life in Kirkenes

Northern Lights Main Stage

10:30-12:00

Walid O. El Cheikh:

Pitching With Confidence Workshop

Northern Lights Main Stage

12:00-13:00

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

Northern Lights Main Stage and Dining halls

14:00-15:00

Walid O. El Cheikh:

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

16:00-17:00

Panel debate:

Local Impact from Global Reach: Digital tools to connect remote entrepreneurial ecosystems

Northern Lights Main Stage

17:00-17:30

ICE Innovation Challenge pitching FINALE

Northern Lights Main Stage and ICE Auditorium

17:30-18:00

CLOSING CEREMONY:

Open concert with Signe Sparby

Northern Lights Main Stage

19:00-02:00

ICE Afterparty

Ritz nightclub

Day 2 – November 11th

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