Project partners


SINTEF Narvik A.S. (formerly NORUT Narvik) is a technological research institute, based in Narvik, Norway, and owned 66,64% by SINTEF AS and 33,36 % by UiT. With 30 employees SINTEF Narvik aims to explore new solutions from a multi-disciplinary approach to help businesses operate and grow sustainably in the north. The turnover in 2016 was 24 MNOK. The main research areas are Cold Climate Technology, Infrastructure & Materials, and Process & Environmental Technology.

Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.6 billion per year. We currently have 1,600 employees and 15,000 students.

The University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. UOULU is one of the largest universities in Finland with an exceptionally wide academic base. Current research covers over 70 fields of science. There are 10 faculties in the University of Oulu: Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine; Faculty of Education; Faculty of the Humanities; Faculty of Technology; Oulu Business School; Oulu Mining School and Oulu School of Architecture.

The Federal State Budget Organisation of Science, Kola Science Centre Russian Academy of Science is the biggest research institution in the Russian part of the Arctic. The main directions of the scientific activities are:

  • the research of properties and parameters of the Arctic natural systems
  • estimation and exploration of natural resources in the EuroArctic region
  • research of a social and ethnic structure of the northern community
  • elaboration of the concept of informatization for the Euro-Arctic region

KOLARCTIC CBC 2014-2020 is a European Union financing programme for supporting cooperation between North Calotte and North-West Russia. The Kolarctic CBC programme area is a flourishing, environmentally friendly and diverse area with a viable economy, fluent mobility of people, ideas and technologies and where cooperation is considered an essential value.

Nordland County Council (Nordland fylkeskommune) is the regional governing administration of Nordland county in Norway. The main responsibilities of the county municipality includes the running of 16 upper secondary schools, with 9,500 pupils. It administers the county roads, public transport, dental care, culture, and cultural heritage. In the Seesima project the Nordland County Council is providing co-financing for the Norwegian activities in the project.

Region Norrbotten was established on 1 January 2017 when the Norrbottens provincial government (Norrbottens läns landsting) took over the responsibility for the regional development from the County boards of Sweden (Länstyrelsen). Region Norrbotten has responsibility for the provision of healthcare, dentalcare, regional development and culture. In the Seesima project Region Norrbotten is providing co-financing for the Swedish activities in the project.

The Regional Council of Lapland (Lapin Liitto) is a regional, politically steered joint municipal board, formed by 21 member municipalities. Its basic administrative principles are governed by the Local Government Act (Kuntalaki), no. 365 (1995) and in the basic agreement approved by the member municipalities. The Regional Council of Lapland is one of the 19 regional councils in Finland. The decision-making processes of the regional councils are based on municipal democracy.
In the Seesima project Lapin Liitto is providing co-financing for the Finnish activities in the project.