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New international project «Young Innovative Entrepreneurs» is launched


MSTU International Cooperation Department has started implementing the new project "Young Innovative Entrepreneurs", run together with partners from Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The project objective is to establish the support system for developing and implementing innovative business ideas for young entrepreneurs in the Barents Region. In order to fulfil this objective, the project implementation consists of the following four stages:1) to establish Cross-Border Business and project management network in Barents region; 2) to develop and pilot the concept of supporting system for business innovations; 3) to increase regional innovative entrepreneurial competences, and 4) to disseminate project findings to public audience. The project target group includes senior students of economic disciplines, recent graduates and young entrepreneurs that need assistance in developing their business ideas. Seminars, matchmaking conferences and business-festivals are also a part of the project plan. The purpose of these events is to help the participants establish new contacts and promote cross-border business cooperation. Another project activity is group work guided by mentors and piloting 4 cross-border entrepreneurial initiatives. The latter will be done with the help of Barents Innovative Labs created in Russia (MHI) and Finland (KTUAS).
The project lead applicant is Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. Co-applicants are Norwegian Barents Secretariat, The Federation of Private Enterprises in Norrbotten and Autonomous non-commercial organization Socium+.

Project implementation phase is 36 months.

The project is supported by EU within "ENPI CBC Kolarctic" programme