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
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
10.10 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.