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Barents Region Initiative for Developing Growth and Employability (KO1013 BRIDGE)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Main objective of the project is to support the economic growth of small companies through a system of competence and innovation brokering. Border-crossing innovation projects done by graduation candidates from partner universities will enable reasonable market size for new products and services with special obligation for natural and cultural capital of the region.

Main activities

Goal is to make competence and innovation brokering through university partnership a permanently and daily available option for small companies especially in rural areas. University graduates shall practically broaden their awareness of job opportunities and so be attracted as first-time employees to the region. As strongly demanded by companies, graduates will significantly enhance their employability through innovation-based cooperation with a business client.


Basic information




2018-10-15 - 2021-10-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

1 € / 1 €

Lead partner

UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Lead partner web-site


Murmansk Arctic State University
Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, RUSSIA
ITMO University St Petersburg
Lapland University of Applied Sciences