ARCTIC PACER clustering project partners' work has been recognised once again. This time, partners from the CYNIC project have been shortlisted for the 2020 Arctic Awards.
The Arctic Awards is an annual project competition designed to highlight projects focusing on topics of particular relevance to the Arctic area. This year’s categories are 'Arctic Entrepreneurial Spirit' and 'Overcoming Critical Mass', aligned with one of the themes of the 30th anniversary of Interreg: youth cooperation. The 2020 Arctic Awards winners will be announced at the Interreg Botnia-Atlantica Annual Event on 2nd and 3rd December in Bodø (Norway).
Our partners were encouraged by the Interreg Nord program director to apply and get their work and research further recognised. CYNIC aims to support SMEs by giving them access to a neutral test and learning environment, in this case a dynamic and safe cross-border physical and virtual lab environment, in which companies can learn from each other and research about shared challenges and problems.
Commenting on the work that our partners are developing in the CYNIC project, that it has been recognised this year by including them for the Awards, Johan Lugnet, CYNIC Project leader stated that, “the opportunities and risk of digitalization is closely connected, which might pose and obstacle to growth and development. By offering SMEs in the Arctic region of Sweden and Finland, a cross-border learning environment for digitalization and information security training. The CYNIC-project contributes to the development of SMEs digitalization as well as the long-term development of the Arctic region.”
More about the Arctic Awards
The categories of the Arctic Award competition rotate yearly. All the projects funded by the five Arctic programmes (Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme, Interreg Botnia – Atlantica, Interreg Nord, Kolarctic CBC and Karelia CBC programme) are welcomed to participate in the Arctic Awards.