Sisältöön Sivun ylälaitaan Sivukartta Palaute Tulosta



Arctic Smartness
Regional Council of Lapland
S3 and cluster development:

Kristiina Jokelainen
Manager, International Cooperation
tel. +358 40 501 9856

Ilari Havukainen
Manager, Cluster Development
tel. +358 40 621 6116


Arctic Smartness (pptx)

Arctic Smartness brochure (pdf)

Arctic Development Environments (pdf)

Arctic Design (pdf)

Arctic Industry and Circular Economy (pdf)

Arctic Smart Rural Community (pdf)

Arctic Safety (pdf)

Smart Regions publication (pdf)


Arctic Smartness - The story of smart specialisation in Lapland

Snowland Igloo Visit Rovaniemi

Lapland's Arctic Specialisation Programme (S3) was developed 2012-2013 with wide engagement of regional actors and deep collaboration with the S3 platform. The vision of the programme is to obtain a leading position globally in smart and sustainable exploitation and commercialisation of the Arctic natural resources and conditions. The purpose of the programme is not only to make Lapland more attractive and knowledgeable partner in EU, but also to implement more efficient regional development creating economic growth in the area.

Smart specialisation is seen in Lapland as a very practical concept, bringing in new insights into regional development. Putting smart specialisation in to the practise has helped Lapland in finding new ways of working together and to develop common approaches towards regional development and to be active in seeking international collaboration.

The regional council initiated the model for regional governance to identify the Arctic truffles to lead the Arctic Smartness "step-by-step" regional development approach. Arctic Smartness is reaching towards the S3 vision by having focus on regional clusters and ecosystems that support the co-creation, development of new regional value chains and innovation activities of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).

Through the five chosen Arctic Smartness clusters Lapland is looking beyond the boundaries of traditional ways of doing things to get the best use of the regional expertise and strategic partnerships over the borders. All of the five clusters are implementing new local and European initiatives and projects creating a breeding ground for growth in the regional economy.

The 5 modern clusters are:

Arctic Development Environments cluster
Arctic Design cluster
Arctic Industry and Circular Economy cluster
Arctic Smart Rural Community cluster
Arctic Safety cluster

Learn more about the Arctic clusters through playing the Arctic Smartness Cluster Game.








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