Post-2008, Finland has been recovering structural strength in order to meet the grand challenges of unemployment and their high targets for carbon emission reductions. However, the “Finnish Paradox” of a lack of high-growth despite being a world leader in R&D investment, means a change in STI policy is a high priority for Finland. Business Finland (formerly TEKES) is a founding member of TIPC joining in the pilot year of the project to continue to the main 5 year programme to further experimentation and evaluation of the TIP approach.
A focus for TIP in Finland is to help to reduce carbon emissions by developing smart and sustainable mobility solutions for private transport. Using a transformative perspective, Business Finland are experimenting with new sustainability transition tools. They are exploring how innovative concepts in the mobility industry could provide a new sustainable model for private transport.
The “Mobility-as-Service” package enables reliable travel from door to door without the need to own a car. This concept could have important implications for transformative change in road traffic, private travel, and carbon emissions. Learnings from Finland’s experiments could be applied to other member countries across the globe to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
Throughout history people have sat by the fire and created meaning. They’ve established stories; deepened relationships; and bonded over shared experiences from the day. So in this year’s chapter of the TIPC story, it was apt to have an informal,...