Vinit Parida and David Rönnberg Sjödin at LTU hand over the students' project plans to Jan Wicén, managing director of ABI. Image: Centek

Students contributes to the organizational issues around space tourism

Published: 9 July 2012

75 students in the course advanced project management, has for six weeks been working to develop advanced project plans around the question: Is it possible to create a branch of Norrbottens own incubator ABI (Arctic Business Incubator) in Kiruna with the space as a starting point?

Vinit Parida, associate professor, and David Rönnberg Sjödin, PhD student at Entrepreneurship and Innovation are responsible for the course. The students were working on commission of ABI and Spaceport Sweden.

– This is a great way for us to look at the issue with no less than 75 new eyes. We are constantly looking for new creative ways to support entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the region. We believe that the creation of more branches, is an important success factor in developing the business in both northern Norrbotten and Västerbotten and right now we'll look at the conditions in Kiruna, says Jan Wicén, managing director of ABI.