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Project Description

N-LITE, which stands for “Literary Tourism Immersive Technology Acceleration,” aims to leverage technology and foster innovation to generate employment opportunities and drive economic progress within the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region.

Spearheaded by the Western Development Commission, this project is designed to boost the growth and competitiveness of SMEs in the Literary Tourism sector. With a focus on equipping SMEs with state-of-the-art digital tools and platforms, N-LITE aims to expand their market presence and enhance the overall customer experience.

By tapping into the potential of immersive technology, N-LITE offers a modern approach to Literary Tourism, ensuring businesses can reach new audiences and deliver unique experiences. N-LITE also recognizes the need for sustainable tourism practices and aims to extend the tourism season through innovative digital content.

Project Information

Project Information
Project Duration: 01.07.2023 - 30.06.2026
Funded By: Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic
Total Budget: €1.499.970 M
ERDF Funding: €812.818
Project Coordinator: Western Development Commission: €493.546,00
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences: €307.671
Regional Council of Kainuu: €250.500
Visit Tórshavn: €117.960
Västerbotten County Council: €198.772
The Nordland Museum: €131.520

Project Actions

The N-LITE project encompasses a detailed work plan, which includes:

  • Exploration: Determining the current landscape and potential of Literary Tourism in the digital age.
  • Building: Establishing the technological foundation for the next generation of Literary Tourism.
  • Engagement and Dissemination: Raising awareness about N-LITE’s objectives and milestones.
  • Digital Innovation Toolkit: Providing a comprehensive online resource that shares insights from N-LITE’s technological implementations.
  • Immersive Technology Platform for LT SMEs: Developing a platform to assist SMEs in integrating immersive technology into their offerings.
  • Sustainability Framework: Crafting a guideline for sustainable development in Literary Tourism.
  • Youth Literary Tourism Support Pilot: Focusing on supporting youth in the Literary Tourism sector, ensuring their voices and perspectives are integrated into N-LITE’s outcomes.
  • Innovation in Marketing and Organisation: Assisting SMEs in introducing innovative marketing and organisational strategies to stay competitive in the Literary Tourism sector.

Project Results

N-LITE is committed to delivering impactful results for the Literary Tourism industry:

  • Digital Toolkit: An online resource that compiles the project’s technological insights, guiding businesses in adopting innovative solutions.
  • SME Support: Literary Tourism SMEs will be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to integrate immersive technology into their operations. This support will be facilitated through:
    • Hybrid Workshops: SMEs will be supported in the adoption of technologies developed through a series of workshops delivered using a hybrid (online/face-to-face) model.
    • Online Support Materials: A comprehensive bank of support materials will be made available online to assist SMEs in their technological transition.
  • Youth Literary Tourism Support Pilot: N-LITE will develop pilot actions that focus on supporting youth in the Literary Tourism sector.
  • Innovation in Marketing and Organisation: N-LITE aims to assist SMEs in introducing marketing or organisational innovation, ensuring they remain competitive and relevant in the evolving landscape of Literary Tourism.
  • Solutions Uptake: N-LITE will promote the uptake or up-scaling of solutions by various organisations, ensuring that the innovations developed are widely adopted and have a lasting impact.

Project Funders

Project Contacts

The lead project partner for N-LITE is the Western Development Commission.



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