Arctic partnership building for a green future

Digitalisation, increased demands for sustainability, rising material costs and international competition for contracts are the reality for the construction industry, and northern Scandinavia is home to hundreds of competitive construction companies with a strong tradition of technical expertise and quality mindset that are well placed to do so. Through increased cooperation, we will strengthen the competitiveness of the whole industry while driving innovation and sustainability forward.

Sustainable Arctic Construction and Built Environment in Arctic Climate will offer small and medium enterprises advice on business and product development, financing and exporting, find new partners and strengthen their skills in new materials, technologies and methods to build sustainably, attractively and cost-effectively.

Together with industry, the universities will conduct research to develop new solutions that can be directly used by industry. Examples of innovation areas include tall timber structures, bridge structures, digitalisation and methods for building and pouring concrete in winter climates, for example.


Sustainable Arctic Construction and Built Environment in Arctic Climate (SCABEAC) is a three-year Interreg Aurora project starting in spring 2023. Sweden’s participaction is funded by the EU, Region Norrbotten, Luleå University of Technology and industry partners. The project is initiated and led by LTU Business, Luleå University of Technology, University of Tromsø, SINTEF Narvik, KUPA AS, University of Oulu and Arctic Construction Cluster Finland.