The UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund is an initiative that complements other existing prize funds with a seed-fund program, providing training and mentorship, and encouraging innovation and solutions on a local level.

The program is managed and run by the UArctic Thematic Network on Managing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the North, with UiT The Arctic University of Norway as the host. Through collaboration with other Thematic Networks, the fund also leverages UArctic’s breadth of expertise and knowledge in its activities.

The fund is open to any individual with an incubator-stage product or service that directly benefits 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. Expected grant disbursement amounts are in the range of $2,000 to $5,000 USD, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

The current call for the UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund is open until October 31, 2024.

Visit the fund webpages for the full application criteria and list of application documents, more information about the fund, and benefits and expectations for the awardees.

If you have any questions about applying or the fund in general, please get in touch with us at


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