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[01/07/2013-31/03/2014] This project aims to draw together the expertise from Norway, Iceland, Scotland and Greenland, to optimise the fishing of high value sea urchins in these northern arctic regions and to develop roe fattening as a viable option to increase the value of low value sea urchins once they have been collected from the wild. This pre-project will look to fa...
[20/02/2012-02/05/2012] WARES aims to achieve long-term viable public-private renewable energy enterprise within at least 9 sites in the Northern Periphery Region using the unexploited assets of water companies in the region. The project aims to work with the water companies in each region to establish a partnership and then test the viability of renewable energy, identi...

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[10/08/2007-06/03/2008] Forests cover large areas in the NPP territory and are an important basis for economic activities in the Northern Periphery regions, sustaining local communities. In Finland, more than 80% of the NPP territory is covered with forests, while in Sweden and Scotland the forest cover is approximately 50 and 25%. Together, they constitute the vast majo...
[13/07/2010-14/10/2010] The project aims to develop a system that will make renewable energy storage feasible at a community level allowing rural communities to use the energy in the community and even aim for grid independence. The basic concept is to dynamically match the price of electricity with the quantity generated. For example, when it is very windy, the electrici...
[15/02/2010-28/02/2011] Central for the idea of the project is that the creative industries will grow and be one of the future's industries globally, and in the NPP area as well. With this project, we want to strengthen the positive development that occurs in the NPP area. The creative industries are permanently in need of new ideas, methods and new labour in order ...
[22/11/2007-03/03/2007] The project idea relates to business development: “Incorporating topics and ideas surrounding innovation and innovation systems, entrepreneurship models and service provision with a business development perspective”. The project focuses on diversifying traditional rural economies both at strategic and operational levels by a) identi...
[22/10/2008-18/03/2009] The RASLWES project is the implementation of an innovative, supply chain development approach within the partner regions to stimulate renewable energy deployment, with a focus on wood energy technologies. The WDC has mapped out the approach and its potential economic impact in the completed feasibility reports the Regional Wood Energy Strategy and...
[08/02/2008-31/05/2008] The basic project idea is to find out the most important factors for running sustainable and competitive retail shops in rural areas for the mutual benefit of the businesses and the inhabitants. This knowledge will be used as a base for providing individuals, businesses and local authorities with services such as consultations, training and educati...
[20/10/2008-18/03/2009] Transportation is a specific challenge for peripheral regions where there are problems with accessibility, sparsely population, demographic change, long distances, fluctuating demand, equality of service and high dependency on private cars. New initiatives/action models for optimizing this is desperately needed to guarantee holistic sustainability ...
[01/11/2010-21/03/2011] RYE³ aims to contribute to local, regional, national and transnational rural economic development by stimulating latent entrepreneurial abilities among young people in Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands, Finland and Greenland. This will be achieved through transferring the ‘Young Entrepreneurs Programme’(YEP), which has been delivere...
[11/11/2008-25/03/2009] The final product is a number of energy producing constructions based on the Stirling technique that will serve as demonstration objects. This includes the technical constructions and an economical and technical evaluation of the system. In such a system heat is produced for heating the house and at the same time production of house hold electrici...
[20/10/2008-18/03/2009] The SMALLEST project will develop a pioneering service which offers small scale practical Renewable Energy Source (RES) options to communities for whom RES solutions are thought to be uneconomic, too difficult technologically, or too difficult in practice. The service will be achieved by using an innovative analytical tool in an applied context, m...
[01/09/2009-28/02/2010] Nature and adventure tourism is a quickly growing business in many rural areas within the Northern periphery area. These areas attract tourist because of the areas nature, beauty and low population density. For transport and the climate change this is a problem as with increasing number of visitors there are increasing numbers of private cars on th...
[01/03/2009-28/02/2010] The main project is expected to result in an established mobile location service, locally adapted for the integration of current web services viewed with the use of mobile phones, as an added value to visitors. The Tourist Navigator will be an implementation of a platform for the cellular phone network. It will be targeting the tourist market. The ...
[01/10/2007-31/03/2008] The project intends to promote innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas, respecting sustainability in line with the NPP priorities. The objective is to develop innovative business activities in sustainable waste management for peripheral areas. As an overall perspective the project wants to develop innovative and sustainable bu...

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