Smartic – Roadmap to a Smart Arctic Spesialisation

Length of project: 
11.2012 to 10.2014
Source of the funding: 
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)
Committed funding: 
EUR 60 000
Description of project: 
The objective of the project is to formulate a future vision and a roadmap toward maintaining and further developing the Finnish Arctic expertise. The project will primarily evaluate how the principles of sustainable development and human well-being shall be realized in future natural resource exploitation projects and when taking advantage of new transportation routes.
Research consortium or cooperation partners: 
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Oulu University of Applied Science, University of the Arctic, Thematic Networks, NARFU, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Archangel ,University of Alberta, Edmonton, SRS, Saskatchewan Research Council, University of Tromsa (Norway), Narvik University College NTNU (Norway), University of Luleå (Sweden), University of Umeå KTH (Sweden), University of Akureyri (Iceland), University of Iceland, Reykjavik, University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA), Hokkaido University (Japan)
Contact person: 
Professor Petri Ahokangas (

Last updated: 20.12.2019