8 Ground-Breaking Arctic Innovations You Should Know About

Celebrating the North

Why It Matters

Inuit innovations have been improving lives around the world, from life-jackets to goggles, ice-fishing to snowshoes. Every year, the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) recognizes the extraordinary work being done in the Arctic for culture, technology and the environment. Below, we speak to the eight winners of the 2020 AIP who are transforming Canada’s North.

For centuries, Inuit innovations have been improving lives around the world, from life-jackets to goggles, ice-fishing to snowshoes. Today, with a population of over 100,000, the Arctic population is young and growing, with 33 percent under the age of 15 — as compared to 17 percent for the rest of Canada. Reflecting this is Nunavut’s MP, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, one of Canada’s youngest MPs.

The Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) focuses on the Arctic’s inspiring achievements, annually awarding up to $3 million to eight teams for their groundbreaking proje

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