NArFU Wins Four KOLARCTIC International Projects

	 NArFU Wins Four KOLARCTIC International Projects

On 12 April in Stockholm the Joint Monitoring Committee of Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme announced the results of the 3rd Call for Proposals.

Out of the 55 applications received by JMC only 8 have been approved for funding. Among the winners are three projects form Norwegian applicants, two from Russian ones (including one NArFU project), two applications from Sweden and one from Finland. In total NArFU was awarded four projects (as the main grantee and as a partner within an international consortium) amounting to over 1,2 mil Euro. This makes the university the leader among 381 participating organizations.

The project «De-Concrete: Eco-Efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation», with NArFU as the leading partner, unites participants from UiT–The Arctic University of Norway, NORUT (Norway) and the University of Oulu (Finland). The project is aimed at promoting used concrete structures utilization based on environmentally friendly technologies and their subsequent conversion into new materials for road construction.

The project «From Idea to Printing of Metal Construction» led by Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) is designed to develop 3-D printing and introduce these technologies at various entreprizes in the region. Here NArFU is represented by its Higher School of Engineering and Higher School of IT and Automated Systems.

The project «Northern Axis-Barents Link» (leading partner — Kainuu Regional Council, Finland) will facilitate solving the region’s transportation challenges and Joint Barents Transport Plan implementation.

The project «Disruptive Information Technologies for Barents Euro-Arctic Region» has been developed by specialists from Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), ITMO University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), NArFU (Higher School of IT and Automated Systems), RUSSOFT (Russia), UiT–The Arctic University of Norway (Norway) and Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Finland). The partners will work on digitalization and introduction of blockchain technologies in recycling and transportation of municipal waste, transport logistics in the North, deer migration management, development of municipal information services through the application of new identification methods and engagement of local population in decision-making.

The Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme seeks to solve the pressing challenges in Barents Euro-Arctic Region and contribute to the wellbeing of the northern population of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia.

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