Lapland Snow Design - Snow Expertise from Lapland as an Export Product (2011–2013)


The project is aimed at combining design competence, Lapland's winter arts and events, and snow and ice construction technologies in order to develop an export product in cooperation with educational organisations and businesses. The objective is to develop an internationally competitive service innovation product to leverage Lapland's versatile expertise of snow-related technologies and applications in different events and offerings of the tourism industry.


Businesses work together with educational organisations on the design and implementation of different types of snow and ice environments and the development of marketing concepts throughout the project. The working methods and latest technical data of user-oriented design, service design, environmental & community art and the adventure activity industry are exploited and leveraged in project activities. The project is based on collecting, combining, disseminating and applying multidisciplinary knowledge.


The project is co-funded by the Regional Council of Lapland / The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), University of Lapland, Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences, Rovaniemi Regional Development Agency, Valosa Oy, Arctice Oy, Snowflake Oy / Arctic Snow Hotel Oy and SnowKemi / IP-Heikkilä Oy.


Project term: 1 August 2011 – 31.04.2014


Project Administration: University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design


Project Execution Partners:

Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Rovaniemi Regional Development Agency

SnowKemi / IP Heikkilä Oy

Snowflake Oy / Arctic Snow Hotel Oy

Valosa Oy



More information about the project in  Lapland Snow design project page


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