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Helsinki 15.9.2023

Research seminar: Company resilience, sustainability and transformative innovation policy

Time: Friday, 15.9.2023 at 9:00 - 11:45 hrs
Place: NH Sora, Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki

Please register by September 12th!


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Jari Hyvärinen
+358 50 5577 803
jari.hyvarinen (at)

We are happy to invite you to the seminar of innovation and growth research to hear how companies and value chains have survived during the war in Ukraine, how companies' decision-making has been affected by sustainable development and perspectives on challenge-oriented innovation policy.

The aim of the innovation 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.

Seminar language is English and is organized on site, no streaming.


8:30-9:00 Morning coffee

9:00-9:10 Welcome, Jari Hyvärinen, Business Finland

9:10-9:35 The Impact of War in Ukraine on Global Value Chains, Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö ETLA

9:35-10:00 Government-affiliated Systemic Intermediaries for Transformative Policy: A Comparative Study, Ville Takala, Hanken

10:00-10:10 Coffee break

10:10-10:35 Integrating Sustainability Objectives into Finnish Innovation Policy, Matti Pihlajamaa, VTT

10:35-11:00 Understanding Consumer Attitudes towards Sustainable Business Models, Kaisa Vehmas, VTT

11:00-11:25 The Impact of Mandatory Sustainability Reporting on Capital Markets, Qinglan Huang, Hanken

11:25-11:45 Final Discussion