Circumpolar Innovation

The online course Circumpolar Innovation examines the manner in which scientific and technological innovation, or the commercialization of technology-based products and services, is shaping the Circumpolar world. This course looks at the global role of scientific and technological (S&T) innovation and examines ways in which new technologies and new commercial processes can have a beneficial impact on the North.

Starting on February 23 and running until May 5, this online program is divided in to the following 10 modules:

1. Innovation in the Circumpolar World

2. National Innovation Strategies

3. Innovation that Affects the Individual

4. Building an Innovation-based Economy

5. Creating Innovation Eco-Systems

6. The future of Work in the Arctic

7. Making S&T Work for the Circumpolar World

8. Anticipating Change: How Might S&T Innovation Alter Life in the Circumpolar North

9. Looking Forward: The Circumpolar World in 2050

10. Policy Options for Circumpolar Innovation

This course is open to all those with an interest in issues affecting the circumpolar world, regardless of level of education or disciplinary background.

To sign-up for this free online course, visit:

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor,Master,PhD,Other
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan
Begin date23.02.2015
End date03.05.2015
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeOnline
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