THE ICE TEAM
The ICE team consists of talented people from all of the Barents region. Please contact us if you have any questions or just to say hi!
ICE TEAM MEMBER - BARENTSSEKRETARIATET
PROJECT MANAGER – BARENTSSEKRETARIATET
PROJECT MANAGER –
SØR-VARANGER UTVIKLING AS
SIGURD RAVN ARSTAD
PROJECT WORKER - SØR-VARANGER UTVIKLING AS
INNOVATION. COMMUNITY. ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Today, we continue to develop the ICE concept with the goal to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the Arctic, with Kirkenes as its main hub. This we intend to achieve through cross border cooperation and local events to prompt creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset attitude.
ICE started as an innovation festival where we gathered creative people in Kirkenes to solve societal challenges through the method design thinking. We were tired of typical conferences with long speeches, big words and little action: We wanted to get the participants to actually do something.
BRINGS VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY
In May 2019, we gathered around 60 creative people with different backgrounds and expertise for a 24-hour innovation festival.
The conclusion afterwards was "This was cool - we have to do it again". When it was time for ICE 2020, something as unexpected as a pandemic came and took over the world… and WE had to think completely new. In 2020, we therefore arranged two digital innovation festivals «ICE - Hack the crisis» and «ICE Global».