Science Forum on 1 June 2021 – Let’s talk science

1 June 2021

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In 2021, Finland celebrates the Year of Research-Based Knowledge. Research-based knowledge opens up a world of opportunities. It surprises us and inspires us to think in new ways; it creates faith in the future and helps solve challenges we face in our daily lives and challenges to humanity as a whole. 

In the spirit of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge, this year’s Science Forum will discuss the versatile impact of research.

The event will also include the award ceremony for the Finnish Science Award, which is granted every two years.

How does research influence the development of practices and the creation of new solutions and innovations, and how does it inform decision-making? How do researchers see their role as promoters of research impact?

Come hear and join the discussion on the importance of research in society! Please note that the event will be mainly in Finnish.


8.45 Event platform opens

9.00 Music

Welcome to the Science Forum

Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Heikki Mannila, President of the Academy of Finland

Finnish Science Award

Speech by winner


10.00 Break

10.10 Research-based knowledge for all

The event continues with interesting discussions.

From research to solutions

Case: Medical research can produce new forms of treatment for the future

Participants: Pekka Katajisto, Associate Professor, CoE Director, University of Helsinki; Minna Kellomäki, Professor, CoE Director, Tampere University

Research-based knowledge informs policy

Case: Climate change mitigation

Participants: Mikael Fortelius, Professor, University of Helsinki; Hannele Korhonen, Research Professor, Finnish Meteorological Institute

From research results to new practices

Case: Children and young people

Participants: Tiina Ristikari, Director of Development, Itla Children’s Foundation, Jani Erola, Professor, INVEST Flagship Director

Summary and closing remarks

11.50 Event ends

The audience can participate with comments and questions.

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