Overview of the RDI and learning environments with relevance to cold-protective clothing at the University of Lapland and the Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Sanna Konola, Päivi Mirjami Kähkönen, Marko Uusipulkamo

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This article reports the findings from interviews conducted with mostly Lapland-based manufacturing companies in the field of cold-protective clothing. The interviews are connected to one of the most central goals and measures of the project: updating the research, development and innovation environments, learning environments and training materials to meet the needs of working life and the labour market. We have investigated the research and product development needs of companies in the field and, at the same time, surveyed interest in the activities of the international ArcticPro network. This report compiles the most important observations on the needs for research, product development and areas of interest from a few different-sized companies that operate in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArctic Wears
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on Arctic Clothing
EditorsSanna Konola, Päivi Kähkönen
Place of PublicationRovaniemi
PublisherLapland University of Applied Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-316-086-6
ISBN (Print)978-952-316-085-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoEC publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

SeriesLapland University of Applied Sciences Publications series B. Reports

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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