TechCamp Arctic Expertise

Tromsø, Norway View Map
April 1-3, 2022

Participants from

Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden


TechCamp: Arctic Expertise – Entrepreneurship Forum

The ECA TechCamp Team, Biotech North, The U.S. Embassy in Norway, and Norinnova are happy to host TechCamp Arctic Expertise. TechCamp Arctic Expertise will showcase the hidden potential and power of Arctic communities and entrepreneurship to ignite the next generation of Arctic minds. At the “Arctic Expertise” TechCamp, participants met local, regional, and international experts who will engage, motivate, and empower you to develop innovative solutions to Arctic issues. The three-day program will feature a highly collaborative and hands-on acceleration process including brainstorming sessions, small group discussions, and training workshops that provide innovative solutions to real challenges identified in the region. The “Arctic Expertise” TechCamp is built to foster conversations, feedback, and new ideas through learning from experienced and relevant experts who believe in the power of hands-on, participant driven workshops, community learning, and the principle of co-creation with a focus on impact and results.


1 April 2022| TechCamp Day 1
MorningOrganizers’ meeting and venue walkthrough
14:00Trainers meeting
15:00Optional: Tour of Mack
16:00 - 16:30Walk to location (Flow CoWorking) + Registration
16:30 - 16:45Welcome Remarks - Lydia Snyder U.S. Embassy
16:45 - 17:00What is TechCamp - Jessica and Sam
17:00 - 18:00Open Expo of local businesses + Flow Coworking
1. Flow CoWorking
2. DryTech
3. Norwegian Energy
4. Mack
18:00 - 18:45Dinner
18:45 - 20:00What’s Your Challenge? Brainstorming Groups
Pick a topic below and work as a group to brainstorm/discuss challenges in the field:
1. Climate change and environmental sustainability
2. Creating community and networks
3. Maritime businesses (fishing, marine, seaweed, etc.)
4. Creating technological solutions
20:30Optional: We have booked tables at Ølhallen, Storgata 4. Here you can buy local produced beer
2 April 2022| TechCamp Day 2
08:30 - 09:00Travel to SIVA and registration
09:00 - 10:00Design Thinking Plenary - Tomas Rakos
10:00 - 11:00Speed-geeking - Jessica and Sam
11:00 - 11:15Refreshments break
11:15 - 13:15Interactive Training Session 1
Interactive Training Session TopicsTrainers
1. Participatory PlanningTomas Rakos
2. Starting and Scaling Your (Future) Business - The workshop is about personal and business development, ecosystems, business success and failure. Of course, we will look at the important entrepreneurial competences and your Ikigai!Josette Dijkhuizen
3. 10 Strategies to Building and Cultivating Successful Partnerships- These sessions will discuss the importance of building and cultivating local and global partnerships to successfully grow and solidify your business in its specific sector. Participants will acquire 10 proven success strategies that can be immediately implemented.Hermence Matsotsa
4. Bridging the gap: funding the early stages of your start-up - These sessions will focus on the role of financing in the earliest stages of your start-up journey. We will cover the most central sources of funding for early stage companies and discuss the main benefits and potential drawbacks to be aware of with each financing strategy.Knut Nielsen
5. The Networking and Personal Branding Map - Together we will discover the steps that lead to a successful network building and we will identify the tips and tricks to build a strong personal brand!Melina Taprantzi
6. How to Create Profit by Working with SustainabilityArild Aspelund
7. Pitching an Idea - Learn, Discuss, and practice giving your perfect pitchDavid Hobbs
13:15 - 14:15Lunch
14:15 - 16:15Interactive Training Session 2
Choose second topic from the table above
16:15 - 16:30Coffee/Tea Break
16:30 - 17:00Challenge Statement Brief
17:00 - 18:15Challenge Statement Development
Participants will go back to their brainstorming groups and narrow down top challenges to develop an actionable/tangible challenge statement
18:15 - 18:30End of Day Announcements
18:30 - 19:30Dinner
19:30 - 20:30Socializing and game
20:30Transportation to hotel
3 April 2022| TechCamp Day 3
08:30 - 09:00Registration and travel to SIVA
09:00 - 09:10Morning Announcements
09:10 - 09:30Challenge Statement Read-out and Project Groups Form
One representative from each group will share what challenge statement they came up with and why it’s important
09:30 - 11:001 on 1 Mentor sign up/Mapping Out a Solution
Challenge statement teams work together to map out a solution to their challenge
11:00 - 12:00Continue working on solutions and presentations
12:00 - 13:00Lunch + certificate
13:00 - 14:00 Continue working on solutions and presentations
14:00 - 15:00Presentations
15:00 - 15:15Follow-on Announcement/Survey - Jessica and Sam
15:15 - 16:00Closing Remarks and Certificates
16:15Departure SIVA

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