February 6, 2012
International meeting of young and creative entrepreneurs in Haparanda, Sweden
The weekend of the 17th March saw Haparanda taken over by the NoCry2′s young creative Entrepreneurs, from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Scotland and electronically from Northern Ireland, getting ready for their international meeting on the 19th March.
Monday 19th March The Event started with an introductary session allowing each person to introduce themselves, and presented their culture via sound, picturing, taste, feeling and scent.
This lead so into the second workshop – Experience Co-creation, public session facilitated by Tuija Kauppinen (Lapland Centre of Expertise for the Experience Industry) using several websites – Leofinland.com (e.g. experience pyramid), Treehotel.se, Juolukka.com, Icefestival.no, Sampotours.com
After Lunch the 3rd workshop was via skype on Cloud services – tools for developing businesses and collaboration, online session facilitated by Richard Taylor – although some technical difficulties made it difficult for people to see and hear we finally managed our way through the workshop
Groups were created and they had to come up with a short film representing the group or 1 member of the group.
Tuesday morning started the next Workshop: Collaboration & Co-creation on service design, workshop facilitated by Antti Lindström and Essi Kuure (University of Lapland), they gave some examples on how product development has been made in exceptional ways, e.g. Digital printing company where support personnel communicated online via PC set up on “service desk”. Change the point of view! Example: when you turn your hand clockwise abve your head and bring it down – it still circulates same way, but you see it differently, opposite way. Examples on collaboration over internet: Opera by you http://www.oopperajuhlat.fi/operabyyou/english.iw3, Wrecka movie, Heiaheia (supporting sport exercising)
After lunch workshop 6 began: Map-out/ business-analyzing, Lillian Sund, Sund Raad AS. Using forms and Questionnaire to gain feedback during projects Then finally into workshop 7: Turning ideas into activity, workshop facilitated by Timo Luosujärvi, Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences
Which brought the International Meeting to a close