An annual event combining experts, practitioners and youth entrepreneurship, “Northern Stars” was held this week for the fifth time, with a focus on the Arctic. The seminar was a great opportunity for students from Rovaniemi and Tornio to learn about Arctic innovations, policy and business solutions, as well as real-life entrepreneurship stories delivered by renowned speakers from Finland, the United States, France and the United Kingdom.
“The main aim of Northern Stars is to awaken and encourage the interest among young people in entrepreneurship in the Arctic – in the region where we live —; to help them to discover the opportunities that we have here in the North. Sometimes, we don’t really realize or know ourselves all the opportunities the Arctic offers. I feel that we have opened new doors and perspectives for our students. I am sure the presentations have inspired the audience and probably some of the students will start their own business or simply further explore what’s happening in the Circumpolar Arctic,” says Anzelika Krastina, lecturer in business administration.