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UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund

The UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund supports the development of new services or products in the incubator stage that have a direct, beneficial impact to the Arctic environment or Arctic communities.

2023 call for applications now open

The first round of applications for the Entrepreneurship Fund is now open. The deadline for applications is October 27, 2023.

The call is open to any individual with an incubator-stage product or service that aims to benefit the Arctic environment or Arctic communities and has a positive, demonstrable impact on the Arctic. We especially encourage applications from Arctic Indigenous and/or northern-based entrepreneurs.

Read the full application criteria and apply for a grant here 

We also welcome feedback during this pilot phase of the Fund. Please get in touch with us at with your input, and also if you have any questions.


What is the UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund?

To truly solve the challenges facing the Arctic, and thus the world, we believe strongly in supporting local solutions and multiple avenues for innovation for new services and products. UArctic is committed to playing a role in supporting the development of northern entrepreneurs and providing resources to help advance local ideas.

One way to do that is to complement existing, mature prize funds with a seed-fund program - the UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund. This will help to create a pipeline for existing prize funds and also allow for diversification in both creative products and local enterprises.

Read more about the Fund