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"From the applicants we expect versatile applications to which partners have been sought widely from new directions", says Kimmo Nuotio, Chair of the Strategic Research Council. The intent application phase of the two-stage application process will open on 4 December 2019
Solutions cards offer research-based "solutions from science" for decision makers, media and all those interested in societal relevance and impact of research.
The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and research financed by the Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Council (SRC) both pursue the same goal: finding solutions to the major challenges facing society. Strategic research projects cover a wide range of both national and global sustainability targets.
As the summer came to an end, so did the first five years of our strategic research and our first strategic research programmes. The first evaluation of our strategic research programmes is scheduled for next year. Our aim is to understand the social impact of our strategic research programmes and to improve the funding instrument.
A new working paper: Future of knowledge use in societal decision-making was published by Sitra 11 September 2019 and is now available in English. The working paper is an outcome of the co-operation between strategic research science advisers and Sitra employees.
Welcome to Data economy: business opportunities, regulation and competition -seminar at ETLA on 27 November. Seminar is organized jointly with Strategic Research Council's Disruptive Technologies and Changing Institutions -program.
The end of project funding often also means the end of experiments and the dissemination of lessons learned and causes the partnership networks created in the course of the project to fall apart. Programme coordinators Eveliina Saari and Riitta Kosonen explore different ways to protect the legacy of projects and keep up the momentum after funding ends.
In February 2019, a Citizens’ Jury convened in Korsholm (Mustasaari) to deliberate on the proposed merger of the municipality with the neighboring city of Vaasa. This Citizens’ Initiative Review process was part of the SRC PALO project (Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making). Read project PI Maija Setälä's reflections on the process.