Elvira Sosnina, graduate of class 2020 (NArFU School of Economics, Management and Law) was announced by Arctic Future Challenge winner of the Best Youth Business Idea prize.
Elvira came up with a project of a fine motor skills studio she called Vector. Notably, the idea first occurred to her when she was a teenager and hasn’t been presented until now. Elvira said it was her first idea contest experience: “I learned about the opportunity at NArFU and it seemed simply unprofessional to miss out on it.” Arctic Future Challenge has been a useful venue for Elvira to test her skills and competencies outside of the academic milieu.
For information, the concept of Arctic Future Challenge was launched at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland in October 2019 by the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jeppe Kofod. The aim of the competition is to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation among the Arctic youth, and to create awareness of the Arctic as a region with entrepreneurial business and investment potential.