The WANO project studies cross-border business and innovation opportunities in High North, applied to the field of waste management.
The study analyses cross-border business opportunities in the Barents Region and High North but also highlights specific geopolitical characteristics, as well as social aspects of cross-border waste management cooperation in High North. It develops an analytical framework to study cross-border business and innovation cooperation and applies it to the field of waste management (municipal and industrial waste) the neighbouring cross-border regions of Troms and Finnmark in Norway and Murmansk Oblast in Russia.
Lead partner of the study is NORCE. Other research partners include Kola Science Center in Apatity, Russia and the Nordic research institute Nordregio. The non-research organisations, Remiks and RaskRetur, waste management practitioners in Troms and Finnmark, provide their expertise and contacts to WANO project and actively participate in project implementation.