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The Sámi Business Arena

Project 2021 - 2023 Closed

The project partner wishes to create arenas for Sami business development and in the long term contribute to strengthening the ability to innovate and create a robust business community in Sápmi.

To achieve this, they will work with two perspectives:

  • Creating an arena for young entrepreneurs; an entrepreneurial bootcamp, the Sápmi Business Hackathon, where the Design Thinking method will develop new business ideas under the theme:
    Develop a sustainable business idea based on Sami values and resources.
  • Arrange a Sápmi Business Conference that inspires Sami companies and entrepreneurs to grow and develop new and better products and services, sales methods, processes and organizations. We want to create an arena in the heart of Sápmi, in the middle of the Arctic tundra.

Read more about the Sápmi Business Conference

Read more about the Sápmi Business Hackathon

Project partner

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Sápmi Business Conference

Katarina Påve-Gaup
Project Leader
Ann Catharina Lango
Project Owner


Rasmus Malmborg - Senior Innovation Adviser

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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