ARCTA – Building a Design-and-Art-Driven Accelerator for Sustainable and Meaningful Business in the North

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Abstract

Coping strategies have become increasingly important for businesses, especially those operating in geographical peripheries. This paper explores ways of creating more meaningful, sustainable, responsible, long term and, thus, successful
business. It draws on design and art-driven, and lean start-up approaches, and combines adaptation, tolerance and resilience with a set of indicators within an Arctic context. The research is based on well-documented case studies in Finnish Lapland and is conducted under the auspices of a centre of excellence and a smart specialisation cluster for Arctic art and design. Case studies and continuing development studies were conducted through ARCTA, Arctic Art and Design Laboratories, as part of the Arctic Design Cluster during the years 2017–2020. The research includes reflective practice and analysis of the different development
phases for this Arctic innovation ecosystem. The resulting vision is used to introduce a framework of an alternative accelerator model for businesses aimed at economic, ethical and environmental sustainability. The purpose of the paper is to establish why the developed framework can be applied and upscaled in the Arctic region and broadened to promote meaningful business development elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 22nd dmi
Subtitle of host publicationAcademic Design Management Conference Proceeding
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA
PublisherDesign Management Institute
Pages43-54
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2020
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventThe 22nd Academic Design Management Conference - Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 Aug 20207 Aug 2020
Conference number: 22
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Conference

ConferenceThe 22nd Academic Design Management Conference
Abbreviated titleADMC 2020
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period03.08.202007.08.2020
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