Thursday, June 8, 2023, Narvik & Online
Welcome to the DIT4BEARs final seminar. Join us to learn more about the DIT4BEARs project, its use cases and the results. Learn how blockchain technology enables the establishment of a global identification system with real-time biometric identification. Get insightful discussions on the reindeer traffic warning system observations and the development of service and monetisation models for a mobile app that aims to prevent traffic accidents involving reindeer, and much more.
Download the presentations from the event below:
Results of the DIT4BEARs project
Lapland University of Applied Sciences is involved in the implementation of the international DIT4BEARs project in 2020-2023. The aim of the EU-funded project is to promote the use of disruptive information technologies in the Barents region. The focus of AMK's activities in Lapland has been on developing the ecosystem for reindeer traffic alerts. The description of the ecosystem in this video is based on interviews with various stakeholders conducted during the project, as well as field research and observations.
Reindeer accidents cause great losses to both reindeer owners and motorists every year. As part of the DIT4BEARS project, the Lapland University of Applied Sciences investigated improving road safety using disruptive information technologies. Part of the survey work related to GPS positioning of reindeer. This video was produced as part of the 2023 project.
The Kolarctic EU funded DIT4BEARs project objective is to develop innovative technologies in transport and communication networks and systems in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region (Living Lab DIT4BEARS). The hackathon event was an instrument for the project to generate open innovation ideas and solutions which can be exploited to support the main project objective. Read more
This year's edition of the 5G/6G Technical webinar brings recent technical development and contributions in the Bothnian Bay region. Welcome!
When: February 9, 2023
Swedish time: 9-11 (CET)
Finnish time: 10-12
During this half day you will be inspired by one of our best hockey players of all time, the innovator of the year and one of Sweden's most equal workplaces. Read more
Thank you to everyone who participated during the Arctic Challenge Hackathon! Over three days, students, researchers and developers solved business problems in IoT, Edge computing, 5G and information security.
Arctic Challenge is a one-of-a-kind Hackathon focusing on IoT, LoRa, Edge computing, 5G and Information security.
From Tuesday November 22nd after lunch to Thursday at lunchtime November 24th Master students from the Genial programme, and the Information security programme, at LTU collaborate, and experiment on the subjects above. We also invite other students with corresponding skills, either on site or online. Read more: https://arcticchallenge.se/
We are happy to invite Kolarctic CBC project partner organisations to the Capitalisation Capacity Building event, which is jointly prepared with Karelia CBC Programme. The event takes place in Oulu on 14-15th of December. Please find the official invitation and detailed agenda attached. We kindly ask to sign up to the event by 30th of November, the latest at: https://forms.office.com/r/10F8axg97m
On September 26-27 2022, DIT4BEARs held a project meeting in Luleå, Sweden.
The meeting evolved around work package discussions including use cases, blockchain, hackathon and dissemination of results. Next meeting will be held in Tornio, Finland in October.
Create a team of 2–5 students. Your team should choose one of the 3 challenges to solve:
CHALLENGE 1. A mobile app for preventing reindeer road accidents
CHALLENGE 2. A business concept of a reindeer road accident prevention mobile app
CHALLENGE 3. Open innovation of disruptive technologies in the context of reindeer herding and road safety in Lapland
DIT4BEARs have made a project video that tells you more about what we do and shows clips from some of our many activities.
Welcome to watch it!
All the Kolarctic CBC projects are invited to a get-together event, which will be held online on February 22, 2022. The event is called Inspiration Exchange Day as we are hoping that all the participants could get some new or creative ideas from it.
Join the event to learn about the best moments and achievements of the projects. Share your experiences and hear about others' best practices. The last part of the event focuses on communication. So, join the event and get some practical tips about communicating results. You also get to hear the latest news about the next programming period (2021-2027).
The event will take place on 22 February at 13-16.00 (Finnish time)
Due to the pandemic situation, the event will take place only online.
To Kolarctic CBC projects and people interested in cross-border cooperation in the Barents region.
Registration to the event is needed. The registration link closes on February 21 here
More information about the event
Blockchain technology is definitely not the easiest thing to understand. But the DIT4BEARs project partners not only navigate in disruptive information technologies as in their own element; they also share their vast knowledge and expertise with students and colleagues in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. The core project idea is to generate and use modern technological solutions for addressing such common challenges as maintenance of winter roads, reindeer safety, waste management, creation of verifiable economic identity for Indigenous people.
To achieve this ambitious goal, the project team led by the Luleå University of Technology organizes various events including student hackathons, internships at IT-companies, workshops and field trips.
Since 2020, the three partners have been involved in DIT4BEARS.
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!
Read more and register: https://arcticchallenge.se/
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.
Read more at:
When: 2 Dec. 2021, 09:00 - 12:00
This event is in swedish.
See the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b8Z9UM1HOc&t=235s
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
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.
14.00-14.10 Welcome and short introduction to DIT4BEARs
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