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.

Projects

Educational Transformations for Facilitating Sustainable Personal, Social and Institutional Renewal at the Digital Age (Growing Mind)

Consortium PI: Kai Hakkarainen, University of Helsinki
Responsible for interaction activites: Tiina Korhonen, University of Helsinki

Consortium composition: University of Helsinki, University of Turku

All Youth Want to Rule their World (ALL-YOUTH)

Consortium PI: Päivi Honkatukia, Tampere University
Responsible for interaction activites: Irmeli Mustalahti, University of Helsinki

Comsortium composition: Tampere University, University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland

The projects chosen in the 2018 supplementary call:

Sustainable Drug Discovery and Development with End-of-Life Yield (SUDDEN)

Consortium PI: Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, University of Helsinki
Responsible for interaction activites: Kari Jalonen, Demos Research Institute Oy

Consortium composition: University of Helsinki, Finnish Environment Institute, Demos Research Institute Oy, Aalto University, University of Eastern Finland, LUT University

Circular Economy Catalysts: From Innovation to Business Ecosystems (CICAT2025)

Consortium PI: Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Tampere University
Responsible for interaction activities: Piia Nurmi, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Consortium composition: Tampere University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku

New packaging solutions for people, planet and business (Package-Heroes)

Consortium PI: Ali Harlin, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Responsible for interaction activities: Susanna Hämäläinen, Finnish Environment Institute

Consortium composition: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finnish Environment Institute, LUT University, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Åbo Akademi University

Healthy Lifestyles to Boost Sustainable Growth (STYLE)

Consortium PI: Petri Tapio, University of Turku
Responsible for interaction activities: Ira Ahokas, University of Turku

Consortium composition: University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Environment Institute, University of Turku, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, UKK Institute

More information

  • Programme Director, Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Senior Advisor, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, anne-christine.ritschkoff(at)vtt.fi
  • Tuomas Katajarinne, Science Adviser, tel. +358 29 533 5067, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi

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