Call for Submissions Opens for Third Laurence Trân Arctic Futures Award

For the 3rd year in a row, entrepreneurs 35 or under based in the Arctic are invited to submit an application for the annual Laurence Trân Arctic Futures Award.

This 7500 Euro prize, handed out every year at the Arctic Futures Symposium, is given to help a young entrepreneur or startup advance their business to the next level, which in turn contributes to the economy of Arctic communities.

The winner of the award will be invited to attend the Arctic Futures Symposium to present their business project and take part in a panel discussion focused on innovation in the Arctic.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 27th, 11:59 PM Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time (UTC - 9).

The award is financed by the Trân Family Foundation and is managed by the International Polar Foundation. A jury of experts from across the Arctic from organisations specialised in entrepreneurship and managing startups will select the winning candidate based on criteria stated on the application page of the Arctic Futures Symposium website.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the international Polar Foundation in case you have any questions at Please make sure to mention “Laurence Trân Arctic Futures Award 2024” in the subject line.