To truly solve the challenges facing the Arctic, and thus the world, UArctic is committed to supporting the development of northern entrepreneurs and providing resources to help advance local ideas. Launched in May 2023, the UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund is a new initiative that complements existing, mature prize funds with a seed-fund program, encouraging innovation and solutions on a local level.

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 pilot call for the UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund is open until October 27, 2023.

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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