Arctic Challenge Hackathon

Welcome to Arctic Challenge Hackathon!
From Tuesday December 7th to Thursday December 9th hackers, and the tech community collaborate, and experiment in the area of Blockchain, 5G, Lora WAN, IoT Platform, Edge Computing, Information security and more.

This is a hybrid event, both physical (Skellefteå, Sweden) and virtual participants are welcome!

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5G Technical webinar

November 25, 9-11 (CET), Zoom

This year's second edition of the 5G Technical webinar brings recent technical contributions and innovations sprung from the Bothnian Bay region. Welcome!

International youth IT Festival & Hackathon

December 4-10, 2021

Our colleagues from the Higher School of Information Technologies are conducting an International youth IT Festival  named IT-Arkhangelsk. During a week in December we are planning a hackathon for Russian students. The programme includes introductory lectures and team work with final projects presentations. As a task for participants we introduce our use-case “Smart Waste”. We will have teams from ITMO, NArFU and other Russian universities. Also we invite Russoft colleagues and our local business companies for the students’ projects evaluation.

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Gender conference

When: 2 Dec. 2021, 09:00 - 12:00
Where: Online
This event is in swedish.

Gender equality culture as a competitive advantage - find, attract and retain talent.
Welcome to be inspired by Lindbäcks Bygg, Northvolt, Tromb, Volvo cars, TietoEVRY and more and hear how they work to find, attract and retain talent and what concrete tools they use to create a gendered corporate culture. During this digital half-day, you will find out how technology can contribute to increasing diversity, how educational efforts can break gender patterns and how the AI company Substorm has succeeded in achieving an even gender distribution. Other regional companies will also share their experiences, thoughts and ways of working. Read more here

II International Online IT-School successfully realized

During the week the participants followed an intensive course of lectures and workshops given by the leading IT experts and lecturers from China, Germany, USA and Russia.

Among the key thematic areas covered by the IT-School programme were Artificial Intelligence, high-performance and distributed computing, machine learning. Special attention this year was paid to the topic of Big Data technology development and implementation and was thoroughly explored by the team of experts from Dalian Neusoft University of Informatics and NArFU during an international benchmarking seminar. The students dived into the history of the technology’s development in China and Russia, learned about the peculiarities of its usage in commerce, medicine, industry and education. Read more

International online IT School

An international online IT School will be launched at Northern Arctic Federal University on 11 October 2021. The event will be held in the framework of the international project “Disruptive Information Technologies for Barents Euro-Arctic Region” (DIT4BEARS) funded by Kolarctic CBC.
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DIT4BEARs student workshop

Friday, August 27, 2021
14:00 – 15:00 CEST / Swedish time /  Norwegian time
15.00 - 16:00  Finish time  / Russian (Moscow) time

Welcome to the DIT4BEARs student workshop. During the event you will learn more about the DIT4BEARs project and the internship possibilities following the hackathon and virtual internships.


14.00-14.10 Welcome and short introduction to DIT4BEARs
Karl Andersson, Professor and DIT4BEARs Project Manager, Luleå University of Technology

14.10-14.15 Information about the Internship program
Olga Timokhina, Project Manager, Center of Optical Information Technologies, ITMO University

14.15-14.25 Research and Applications on Blockchain
Morteza Alizadeh, PhD Student, Luleå University of Technology

14.25-14.45 Decentralized application based on IPFS and Blockchain
Alexandr Ssorin, CS Student, ITMO University

14.45-14.55 Virtual internship: practical experience from a distance
Artem Anaschenko, CS Student, Narfu

14.55-15.00 Q&A session 

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Connected Reindeer webinar
March 18, 2021, 18.00 CET+1 Finnish time  (Suomen aikaa)
In Finnish

Lapland University of Applied Sciences is organising a webinar on Connected Deer case.

Lapin ammattikorkeakoulu järjestää 18.3.2021 klo 18.00 alkaen porojen paikannuswebinaarin verkossa, tervetuloa langoille!
18.00 Tervetuloa, webinaarin käytännön asiat
18.03 – 18.15 DIT4BEARS-hanke (paikannusteknologia ja liikenneturvallisuus)
18.15 – 18.35 Anicare Oy / Aki Marttila
18.35 – 19.00 Tracker & Ultracom / Hannu Lohi ja Jere Finnberg
19.00 – 19.20 Ranniot / Petri Särkisaari
19.20 – 19.30 NomaTrack & LoRa-DTN protocol – unique system for reindeer positioning developed with and for Swedish herders / Samo Grasic

Yleistä keskustelua
Osallistumislinkki/ webinar link:
Lisätietoa/ more information:

Blockchain Technology and Smart Identification

Thursday, March 25, 2021, Zoom
In this meeting you will learn more about blockchains as a tool to establish global identification as well as how biometrics can be combined and stored in a blockchain so that real-time biometric identification can be performed against a globally trusted system. The main questions that we will answer in the meeting are how to verify identity, how to store data decentralized as well as how to authenticate identities.

8.30 - 8.35 Introduction
Karl Andersson, Professor & DIT4BEARs project manager, Luleå University of Technology, Olov Schelen, Professor, Luleå University of Technology
8.35 – 9.05 Blockchain Technology and Smart Identification
Morteza Alizadeh, PhD Student, Luleå University of Technology
9.05 – 9.15 A real life case: Compodium International
Bengt Grahn, Founder
9.15 – 9.30   Q&A session