Arctic Circle VIRTUAL
Arctic Future Challenge Award Show
26 November 2020
2:00 PM GMT / 9:00 AM EDT
Introductory remarks by H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman Arctic Circle
After the Award Show:
Panel discussion with the winners moderated by Runno Allikivi, Head of Funderbeam Nordics and joined by Jacob Isbosethsen, Head of Greenland's Representation to Iceland
"The key to future cooperation in the Arctic lies in the hands of the youth. The younger generations of the Arctic will be responsible for the future sustainable development of the region, and their skills in innovation and entrepreneurship are a precondition for future economic growth and social development. Therefore, the Governments of Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland have chosen to acknowledge youth as a key political priority."
Arctic Future Challenge Website
Arctic Youth Startup of the Year
A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year January 2019 – January 2020 based on growth, innovation, and impact with the products/services and in support of one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG17.
WINNER: Genki Instruments
Arctic Youth Founder(s) of the Year
A youth startup founder(s) that has shown notable achievements over the last year January 2019 – January 2020 in terms of customer growth, sales, funds raised, uniqueness, sustainable impact of the product/service on the Arctic region and in support of one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG17.
Winner: Aðalheiður Hreinsdóttir LearnCove
Best Arctic Youth Business Concept
A business concept and/or initiative that aims to support the conditions and growth of sustainable development in the Arctic region and in support of one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG17.
The awards will be presented by Ministers from the Governments of Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Following the Award Show, the winners of each category will take part in a panel discussing their projects and Arctic entrepreneurship.
The Arctic Future Challenge was made possible in close cooperation between the governments of Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Meet the Finalists:
Visit the website of the Arctic Future Challenge for more information on the Finalists in each category.
Follow the Arctic Future Challenge:
Launch of the Arctic Future Awards
H.E. Jeppe Kofod announces the Arctic Future Challenge Awards at the 2019 Arctic Circle Assembly