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Webinar 2.2.2022

Research webinar: New hope for growth and sustainability

Time: 14:00-16:00


Further information


Jari Hyvärinen
Head of impact assessments
jari.hyvarinen (at)
+358 50 5577 803


Julia Turunen
Event coordinator
julia.turunen (at) 
+35850 591 8506

We are happy to invite you to the kick-off webinar, which introduces research projects started in 2021. The first topic of the webinar is sustainability and innovation policy. The second topic is the survival and resilience of companies during and after the pandemic as well as challenges in innovation policy. Also new funded research themes of 2022 will be presented.

The aim of the innovation and growth research funded by Business Finland is to find solutions to the global challenges of the Finnish economy and society. It also seeks to promote dialogue between researchers and stakeholders, such as policy makers.

Webinar program

14:00-14:10 Innovation and Growth Research Call Themes 2022, Jari Hyvärinen, Business Finland

Sustainable innovation policy

14:10-14:25 Co-designing Sustainable Innovation Policy, Matti Pihlajamaa, VTT
14:25-14:40 Actions for Sustainable Business Renewal, Vafa Järnefelt, VTT
14:40-14:50 Comment: Tuija Pakkanen, Ministry of the Environment

Company resilience and challenges in innovation policy

14:50-15:05 Company Resilience in the Era of Globalization, Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö, ETLA
15:05-15:20 Towards an Entrepreneurial Welfare State, Ville Takala, Hanken
15:20-15:30 Comment: Kai Husso, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
15:30-16:00 Final discussion

Webinar language is English
Information in Finnish.