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ICE Community

Innovate, Collaborate, and Drive Positive Change in the Arctic.

ICE Community gives entrepreneurs access to the Arctic test arena. The harshest environment creates the toughest solutions. 100% free, online and onsite.

What we offer?

  • Vision 2025 to become the leading arctic entreprenurial community

  • Unique network of Arctic entrepreneurs

  • Expert guidance and resources for Arctic business challenges

  • Platform to showcase innovative solutions globally online and onsite

  • Opportunities for cross-sector collaboration

  • Sense of community and purpose in driving positive change in the Arctic


Join ICE Community: Unleash Your Potential, Innovate with Purpose, and Collaborate with a Global Network to Drive Positive Change in the Arctic.

Our action-oriented Discord community gives you access to the best of the entrepreneurial Arctic wherever you are.


Join the online platform and get access to talent, networks and resources


Our community hub is located at Nothing Hill the leading student and innovation campus in Kirkenes, Norway.


Experience the entrepreneurial Arctic on-site in Kirkenes, Norway

Together with the leading Arctic entrepreneurs we are creating content that helps you grow in the Arctic and beyond.

  • Exclusive access to a thriving community of Arctic entrepreneurs: ICE community provides a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals who are passionate about Arctic entrepreneurship.

  • Access to valuable resources and tools: As a member of ICE community, you'll have access to a wealth of resources and tools designed to help you grow your business, including mentorship, funding opportunities, and educational materials.


  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments: The ICE community is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to Arctic entrepreneurship. By joining the community, you'll have access to the latest news, research, and insights on this rapidly evolving field.


  • Opportunities for networking and business development: ICE community regularly hosts events, workshops, and conferences that provide members with opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs, pitch their ideas to potential investors, and forge new business relationships.


  • Join a community that is making a positive impact: By becoming a member of ICE community, you'll be joining a group of entrepreneurs who are not only committed to building successful businesses, but also to making a positive impact on the environment and the communities in which they operate.


Access the curated content that scales You and your business

Connecting Arctic Entrepreneurs with Industry Leaders. Leverage the innovation and talent from the Arctic allowing you to solve problems within your industry.


Breaking the ice: Connecting Arctic innovators with industry leaders

The Sør-Varanger Development Company is the owner and trademark holder of the ICE brand. In collaboration with the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the company organizes the ICE High North Dialogue and ICE Creative Youth events. Additionally, Sør-Varanger Development Company has a diverse range of entrepreneurship projects through its ICE Kirkenes brand, including ICE Talks, ICE Workation, ICE Innovation Festival, and ICE Community.


ICE Talks is a series of talks featuring inspiring speakers from various fields who share their knowledge and experiences with the community. ICE Workation is a program that offers entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to work in Kirkenes and enjoy the stunning Arctic nature at the same time. ICE Innovation Festival is a premier event for startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and the business community in the Arctic. Finally, ICE Community is a platform for entrepreneurs to connect, network, and collaborate with each other.


Through these initiatives, Sør-Varanger Utvikling aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the region, while also showcasing the unique opportunities that the Arctic has to offer. The ICE brand has become a symbol of this mission and a valuable resource for the development of the region's economy and society.


Learn more about previous ICE events:


We are hosting a wide array of events in and from the Arctic

Partner with us:

Joining ICE Community as a partner organization can be a game-changer for your company. By becoming a member, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your brand to a network of innovative Arctic entrepreneurs, investors, and experts who are committed to building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. Your organization will be recognized as a leader in Arctic entrepreneurship and will have the chance to collaborate on exciting new projects that can help drive economic growth and innovation.

Moreover, being a partner in ICE Community will provide your brand with increased visibility and recognition among potential customers and stakeholders in the region. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join this dynamic community and position your brand at the forefront of Arctic entrepreneurship. Apply now!

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