ArcticNet and Luminary sign MoU
ArcticNet is pleased to announce this partnership of many to further Arctic science: We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Luminary: Indigenous Works. This MoU between ArcticNet and Luminary will promote northern research and culture while supporting the exchange of knowledge and fostering the creation of synergies in Arctic research between researchers, institutions, communities, governments, and the private sector. Working collaboratively, we will identify opportunities to mobilize new research knowledge into new innovation collaborations with a focus on commercial products and processes.
The MoU was signed on September 13th, 2022.
“ArcticNet is thrilled to embark on a new collaboration with Luminary as we hope to support the development of sustainable careers in research and turn great research ideas into innovative business models that respond to local and regional aspirations. This partnership aims to support an economic ecosystem underlain by research and knowledge generation on all issues relevant to the North.” – Christine Barnard, ArcticNet Executive Director
“Luminary and ArcticNet are collaborating to expand the Indigenous research and innovation eco-system in Canada’s North. Together we will be addressing critical issues such as climate change, net zero and food security. The alignment of ArcticNet’s research acumen and northern community reach with Luminary’s Indigenous economic innovation agenda will generate new commercial opportunities, jobs and wellbeing in Canada’s north.” – Kelly Lendsay, CEO of Luminary
Luminary is the name that Indigenous Works has given their new national initiative to design and implement an Indigenous innovation strategy and plan leading to economic transformation, jobs and wellbeing. Luminary Charter Partners include over 80 business schools, universities and colleges, 50+ Indigenous businesses, and 20+ NGOs and mainstream businesses. In 2021, the partners co-created the Luminary Strategy to address barriers, grow Indigenous research talent, build innovation collaborations and co-design the Indigenous business research and innovation ecosystem with a particular focus on engaging business and management schools.