For The Arctic Challenge of 2019 we will be designing solutions for “Smart Poles” for our fantastic partner and sponsor Varanger Kraft Entrepreneur!

So, What are “Smart Poles”? you ask! “Smart Poles” are multifunctional poles that serves needs in an environment. This can be the need for traffic light, access to WiFi, advertising, or serve as a charging station for electric cars – basically anything you can think of!

Model of the Smart Poles

Varanger Kraft Entrepreneur is part of Finnmarks regional electrical power company (Varanger Kraft), and they will be putting up smart poles in the host city of the ICE-festival, Kirkenes, and they need our help with innovating great new areas of use for these poles! The team that has the best idea will win a trip to SLUSH in Finland.

You don’t need to know anything about electric power or technology to create an amazing solution for the new smart poles – we encourage people from any background and with any skillset to praticipate, as we are going to make solutions that solves human needs.

Sign up today and don’t miss out on the bragging rights of developing the worlds northernmost Smart City!