The tourism boom is sparking interest among Lapland builders in developing new low-carbon and energy-efficient building concepts. Could a public actor help a number of Lappish companies boost construction and its ancillary services and products? Could the solutions and policies developed to meet the demand for tourism be used to promote exports? CoolBox project of the TEQU concept of Lapland University of Applied Sciences presents new solutions to improve the vitality of companies in Lapland.

Results of the Project

The main outcome of the project will consist of innovative concepts for micro-housing and 10 prototypes:

  • Microhouse
  • Digital Twin of the building
  • Off-Grid technology box
  • Design prototype
  • HVAC product prototype
  • Energy simulation prototype
  • Renewable energy prototype
  • AR-prototype
  • AI/Robotics prototype
  • Social media prototype

Each prototype is also analyzed from the business opportunity point of view.

Duration of the project: 3.8.2020 – 30.6.2023
More information: Project Manager Riku Närhi | +358 40 635 4272 |

The total budget of the project is 630 120 €, from which the Regional Council of Lapland has admitted European Regional Development (ERDF) and government funding for 504 096 €