At the initial phase, from 2016 to 2020, the following partners contributed to the development of the BIN project: the High North Center at Nord University Business School (Norway), Bodø Science Park (Norway), Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), Oulu University Business School (Finland), and the Russian State Hydrometeorological University. The Arctic Economic Council (AEC), Norwegian Shipowners Association, Akvaplan Niva (Norway), Maritimt Forum Nord (Norway), and MGIMO University (Russia) also joined as strategic expert partners, contributing to the institutionalization and promotion of the project.

 In 2021, Petrozavodsk State University in Russia and Laval University in Canada joined the project and contributed to the work on Arctic demographic analysis (BIN was then part of the Arctic Council Project – Arctic Demographic Index).

Since 2022, we have been working towards expanding the BIN partner network to include Canada, the USA (Alaska), Denmark (Greenland), and Iceland in addition to the initial partner network. Institutional cooperation with Russia is currently on hold due to the academic and education cooperation sanctions imposed by the Norwegian Government. However, research collaboration with Russia continues at the researcher-to-researcher level where possible. 

Throughout the years, our main funding partners have been Nordland County Council (DA Nordland Program), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Arctic 2030 Program), Troms and Finnmark County Council (regional funds for Arctic 2030 Program), and Sparebank North Norway (through the Samfunnsløfte Program).

Opportunities for commercial partners

To ensure both long-term development and practical value of the project, our goal is to gradually involve commercial partners from all countries participating in BIN. As a commercial partner in BIN, your organization will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the strategic development of the project and participate in a communicative platform for business, political, and academic actors interested in sustainable development and value creation in the Arctic. The project results are communicated through various national and international forums, and partner visibility in project presentations will enhance their public profile. For inquiries regarding commercial partnership in BIN, please contact / +47 906 49 591.

BIN Institutional partners per 2023

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Strategic partners: 

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