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

Tutkimustuotokset: Kirjoitus kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


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.
Emojulkaisun nimiThe 22nd dmi
AlaotsikkoAcademic Design Management Conference Proceeding
JulkaisupaikkaCambridge, MA
JulkaisijaDesign Management Institute
TilaJulkaistu - 3 heinäkuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Vertaisarvioitu artikkelil konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaThe 22nd Academic Design Management Conference - Toronto, Toronto, Kanada
Kesto: 3 elokuuta 20207 elokuuta 2020
Konferenssinumero: 22


KonferenssiThe 22nd Academic Design Management Conference
LyhennettäADMC 2020