SMARCTIC - Roadmap for smart arctic specialization


Implementd by: Univerisyt of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, VTT, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finnish Environment Institute, Finnish Forest Research Institute,  IL, TY

Duration: 1.11.2012 - 31.10.2014

Funding: 50 000 € (583 000) € (Tekes STR)


The project forms a vision and a road map for development of arctic knowhow and utilization regarding the question: "when thinking from the viewpoint human and environmental wellbeing how is sustainability ensured when natural resources and new transportation routes are being capitalized?" The project finds out the vital research questions, to which opportunities regarding the economy and business are also related.


The themes (work packages) of the project are:


• Environmental information and mobile technologies

• Smart logistics, traffic and living environment

• Natural resource control and economy

• Human in the north

• Arctic business opportunities


Based on the vision and the road map a readiness for a grand strategic initiative is opened.


Contact person:Pirjo Kyyrönen, pirjo.kyyronen(at)