Young Innovative Entrepreneurs

The overall objective of Young Innovative Entrepreneurs project is to support economic and social development of the Barents region by facilitating innovative entrepreneurial initiatives by young people in order to contribute to the development of the employment and entrepreneurship in the region.

The specific objective of the project is to create a region wide support system that will enhance the development and implementation of innovative business ideas across the borders by young entrepreneurs in the Barents Region.

The support system will be formed by several key components:

Business Network

  • Establishment of Cross-border (CB) business and innovative project development network will support CB interactions and contact development for the target groups

Innovative entrepreneurial environment

  • Establishment of Innovation Lab network in the Barents region under the working title INNOBarentsLab (IBL) will ensure a permanent support for CB innovative business development. IBL will provide the space, supervision and mentoring by experts from the business world and the academia

Training and Education

  • Development of regional innovative entrepreneurial competence will be supported by tailor made trainings delivered jointly by the business and the academia

Awareness by all regional actors

  • Dissemination of project results to a wider public in the region will support the development of multilateral involvement of the regional actors and thus securing the support for the project activities and its sustainability


For more information contact project coordinator:
Heidi Andreassen
Mobile telephone: +47 416 50 358



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