HelloScience and Sustainia invite you to join the Arctic challenge to network, collaborate, and create to make sure that your ideas are heard and showcased

Starting October 2021

Collaborate with students across the world

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Running from October 2021 to December 2021, Arctic Opportunity Explorers will equip you with digital tools, theoretical frameworks, and career development opportunities, all while being paired with mentors and guided by HelloScience’s collaboration platform, to address some of the most complex challenges facing the Arctic. The program culminates with the Arctic Opportunity Day in December, where your group will present your innovation for the chance to win a $1,000 USD grand prize.

As one of the Arctic Opportunity Explorers, you are the guiding force behind positive change, and we will be showcasing and promoting your journey throughout the challenge.

Identify a challenge, collaborate to solve it

You may already have your own group, but if not, we’ll help get you situated. By working together you must identify a challenge that exists in Arctic communities today that is connected to sustainable development with a component related to either gender equality or the rights and well-being of children.

Once you understand the scope of your challenge, you’ll be assisted by mentors to collaboratively ideate and iterate potential solutions. The final version of your idea will be presented and judged at the Arctic Opportunity Day where you’ll receive a certificate for your participation and the chance to win a $1,000 USD grand prize with which you can take your ideas to the next level.

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SDGs as lanterns

The Sustainable Development Goals will help guide you on your collaborative journey. The Arctic challenge will have a strategic focus on sustainable development, gender equality and the well-being of children, translating into SDG 3, SDG 5 and SDG 17.

What we explore

  • Problem


  • Solution


  • Financial / economic viability

    Financial / economic viability

  • Innovation


  • Feasibility


  • SDG Impact

    SDG Impact

See you soon!

“The Arctic Opportunity Explorer is a virtual learning programme arming students to solve intractable Arctic challenges in today’s digitised and globalised world.”

Lindsey Chaffin, Project Manager, Sustainia

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