Finland futures research centre visit

From 14 to 25 January, Dr Jorge Martins is visiting the Finland Futures Research Centre at the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland.

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Jorge is being hosted by Professor Markku Wilenius, who is an Advisor to the Regional Technology Foresight project.

Markku is Professor of Futures Studies and UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education.

Jorge’s visit to the Finland Futures Research Centre will strengthen collaboration and knowledge exchange on a number of key areas of research: methodological approaches to foresight studies, organisational futures, industry 4.0 and smart specialisation.

During his visit, Jorge will also give two presentations of his work to academic colleagues and students at the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Turku School of Economics:

  • Regional Technology Foresight: linking foresight to the innovation capability of regions – at the Helsinki and Turku offices of the Finland Futures Research Centre
  • Knowledge collaboration routines at the organisation-region boundary: a Community of Practice approach – at the Turku School of Economics.

This is an excellent development for the Regional Technology Foresight project and we are very excited about the prospects for future collaboration stemming from this visit.

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