Keys to Sustainable Growth (GROWTH)

Finnish society is at present unable to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by global changes. In order to capitalise on the changes occurring at the global level, society, communities and individuals will need to demonstrate capacity to reform themselves. Development measures should particularly target business reform, translating innovations into practice, and utilising knowledge, data resources and expertise. First and foremost, reform requires good resources. Finland has good resources to promote reform: a stable society, working institutions, knowledge, research and data reserves, good education and a wealth of natural resources.

The aim of the SRC programme Keys to Sustainable Growth is to produce solutions to how society, communities and individuals will be better able to utilise, develop and pool their resources and assets in new and sustainable ways. Such new ways of using resources will require both technological capabilities and know-how and, in particular, desire for change and a reform-oriented culture. To further support sustainable growth and resilience, we will also need a broad knowledge base and extensive foresight. The projects funded under the programme are expected to identify new possibilities presented by change and to analyse the preconditions of and obstacles to reform at the levels of society, communities and individuals.


Educational Transformations for Facilitating Sustainable Personal, Social and Institutional Renewal at the Digital Age (Growing Mind)
Kai Hakkarainen, University of Helsinki, consortium PI
Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, responsible for interaction activities
Kimmo Alho, University of Helsinki
Erno Lehtinen, University of Turku
Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku
Jari Lavonen, University of Helsinki

All Youth Want to Rule their World (ALL-YOUTH)
Päivi Honkatukia, Tampere University, consortium PI
Irmeli Mustalahti, University of Eastern Finland, responsible for interaction activities
Jukka Viljanen, Tampere University
Kaisa Väänänen, Tampere University
Reetta Mietola, Helsingin yliopisto

The projects chosen in the 2018 supplementary call:

Sustainable Drug Discovery and Development with End-of-Life Yield (SUDDEN)
Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, University of Helsinki, consortium PI
Sari Kauppi, Finnish Environment Institute
Mari Lundström, Aalto University
Mirella Miettinen, University of Eastern Finland
Mika Mänttäri, LUT University
Mikael Sokero, Demos Research Institute Oy

Circular Economy Catalysts: From Innovation to Business Ecosystems (CICAT2025)
Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Tampere University, consortium PI
Pekka Jokinen, Tampere University
Juha Kääriä, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Hanna Lehtimäki, University of Eastern Finland
Tiina Onkila, University of Jyväskylä
Juha Suonpää, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Satu Teerikangas, University of Turku

New packaging solutions for people, planet and business (Package-Heroes)
Ali Harlin, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, consortium PI
Miitta Eronen, Finnish Environment Institute, responsible for interaction activities
Henri Hakala, LUT University
Tuula Packalen, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Nina Tynkkynen, Åbo Akademi University

Healthy Lifestyles to Boost Sustainable Growth (STYLE)
Petri Tapio, University of Turku, consortium PI
Sami Kokko, University of Jyväskylä 
Riikka Paloniemi, Finnish Environment Institute
Birgitta Sandberg, University of Turku
Anu Tuominen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Tommi Vasankari, UKK Institute

More information

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Senior Advisor Anne-Christine Ritschkoff

Science Adviser Tuomas Katajarinne
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