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As part of the 1st Arctic Indigenous Peoples´ Food Congress there will be a training workshop for Arctic indigenous youth - ´Food innovation leadership´. It is a practical oriented workshop led by Nord University Business School together with UArctic EALAT Institute, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and Association of World Reindeer Herders. Participation in the workshop is limited to 20 students. We welcome participation from Arctic indigenous peoples that are/or wish to be food entrepreneurs and food innovators. PS: Due to limited capacity for participation there may be a need to prioritize indigenous youth. Participation in the workshop is without cost.

Topics addressed:

Identifying and understanding how to bring business ideas to markets, preparing a business concept, analyzing business opportunities, identifying own entrepreneurial potential, participating in creative processes for business development, grasping basic concepts of innovation and circular economy, as well as understanding basics of indigenous food systems and traditional indigenous knowledge on food. Graduating students have expertise in basic analysis of business ideas, description of business concepts, and oral presentation of, pitching and arguing their proposed business ideas and solutions externally.



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