The overall objective is to address entrepreneurial innovation through research collaborations. This will be achieved by pursuing three main goals. First, building knowledge of how entrepreneurs and research organizations can collaborate by testing out a co -creative research approach. Second, enhancing regional researchers knowledge and thus research competencies linked to challenges and opportunities for research organizations involvement in entrepreneurial development process in Sami areas. Third, to communicate highly relevant knowledge linked to research collaborations and regional innovation, in particular in Sami areas to other researchers, private and public actors, e.g. policy makers, governance institutions, SMEs.