13 – 14 of May 2020


Are you ready for

The 12 hour Arctic Challenge?






About ICE

Do you have what it takes to solve some of the everyday sustainability challenges, we face in the north?


12 Hours to solve the Arctic Challenge

ICExMurmansk invites students and
entrepreneurs ages 18-45 to part of a 12 hour
innovation and design thinking competition with
Russian and Norwegian participants.
During the night, participants will work in mixed
teams of 5 to solve problems under the theme;
You will be interrupted by concerts,
mini-challenges and cultural disruptions.


The competition will take place by night from
May 13th at 10pm to 10am on May 14th.
The winning team will receive 15.000 NOK
and tickets for the 24 hour ICE competition in
Kirkenes in November 2020

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The Arctic Xperience

ICE participants has this to say about the festival


Berit Jin He Nilsen

Insane and youthfull! 


Lena Warelius

A wonderfully challenging and educational experience that has changed the way I solve all my present and future problems. I recommend the ICE experience to everyone!


Alexa-Kristin Camire

Great to be at the festival as a participant, and otherwise cool concept. You’ll meet new exciting people and expand your network in Norway, Russia and Finland.

We have invited these cool people!


Federico Lazano

Design Thinking Guru

Founder. Asst Prof of Innovation at NTNU & NHH (visiting). Prof of the Year Prize at NTNU. Launched Norway’s first design thinking exec-ed program. Co-founded Puentes Global. Social Innovation Fellow & MBA at Stanford University. Raised-in-California. Father. Mindfulness freak.


Matthew Lynch

Design Thinking expert

PhD Fellow at NTNU. Lecturer at Høgskolen i Østfold. Founder of Norwagon.com. Barents Entrepreneur of the Year. DT Bergen lecturer. Serial entrepreneur & recovering Certified Public Accountant.

…and these are our amazing sponsors


Cancellation due to Corona Virus

We must, unfortunatly, cancel ICExMurmansk 2020 due to new regulations implemented to contain spreading of the Corona Virus.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

More information will be provided.