Poster of SRC News Events
On Thursday, 6 October, the Government adopted in its plenary session the main strategic research themes and priorities for 2017 and 2018.
The Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland has decided to invite 32 consortia to the second stage of the SRC programme call. This puts the success rate at 34 per cent. The first call stage was open between 1 December 2016 and 11 January 2017. The SRC’s programme calls are implemented in two stages. The selections are made based on the proposed projects’ societal relevance, impact and scientific quality.
A long cycle of global economic evolution can be defined as a societally pervasive development which, over a time span of a few decades, fundamentally changes 1) the everyday life of people, 2) economic structures, and 3) geopolitics. Long cycles have been largely driven by technical inventions such as steam power, electricity, combustion engine, and digital computers.
The opening seminar for 2016 Strategic Research Programmes will be organised on 1 September in Helsinki. The purpose of the event is to support networking of the new programmes and to discuss forms of co-operation between the projects. The event is open to all members of the funded consortia.
The Academy of Finland and the Strategic Research Council (SRC) are inviting proposals for new Academy Programmes and strategic research themes for the year 2019. Proposals can be submitted via an open online survey during November 2017. Through the survey, members of the scientific community and other end-users of research knowledge across society can have their say and participate in the formation of topics for Academy Programmes and themes for SRC programmes.
The Strategic Research Council (SRC) decided on the research themes to be proposed to the Government for 2017 and 2018. The new themes highlight democracy and citizenship, and the perspectives of reform and adaptation as key factors in strategic research and Finland's success.
The SRC selected 14 consortia to be included in its strategic research programmes. Thirteen consortia will be funded under the four new programmes Urbanising Society; Skilled Employees – Successful Labour Market; Security in a Networked World; and Health, Welfare and Lifestyles. One consortium was selected as a supplement to the 2015 SRC programme A Climate-Neutral and Resource-Scarce Finland.
The first stage of the Strategic Research Council’s (SRC) 2016 funding call closed on Wednesday 9 December.