This Kolarctic Cross-Border Cooperation project aims to develop a better understanding of the needs and priorities of SMEs in the Kolarctic region with respect to development of New Natural Kolarctic Products (NNKPs) with assistance from research institutes and academic institutions. The target group are SMEs, and they will be invited to present success stories, priorities and needs and problems that they have encountered in the development, approval and marketing of natural products based on local raw material resources. Reciprocally, they will receive an overview of the existing R&D institutions in the Kolarctic region which have academic knowledge, laboratory capacities, and innovative technologies which could be used for development, testing and production of NNKPs from the natural resources of Kolarctic. Our intention is to organize effective interactions between these two types of organizations in the form of interactive web-resource and face-to-face contacts allowing meeting the needs and capacities of both ends.  

Work Package Activities

The Kolarctic NNKP-SMEA project is organised into the following Work Packages:

  • WP1 Project Management
  • WP2 Communication
  • WP3 Regulatory Requirements
  • WP4 Access to development and analysis services
  • WP5 Access to potential new markets

Project Partners


University of Oulu

Northern State Medical University


The NNKP-SMEA project is receiving financing from the European Union via the Kolarctic Cross-Border Cooperation programme. In addition financing is provided by the Norwegian Branch Office of the Kolarctic programme, Lapin Liitto and from own effort of the project partners.

Legal Aspects


This website has been produced with financial assistance from the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the NNLP-SMEA project partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.