South Australian Cellulose Fibre Roadmap
Objective: To explore opportunities to meet the key challenge among fibre producers in the Green Triangle region of South Australia: lack of communication and cooperation among local industry players.
Results: A shared view regarding the need to develop value-added production in the SA forest industry.
Impact: A rise in the level of awareness among regional operators, and major media attention:
- A shared belief among regional players that the historical trajectory of the forest industry could and should be changed.
- The Government of South Australia set up a fund for the renewal of the industry.
Funding and customer: State Government of South Australia
SAM - Sustainable acceptable mining
Objective: To identify and interpret sustainability drivers for mining industry, with focus on social acceptance. Roadmapping for the Finnish mining sector in transition until 2030.
Results: Concept for 'social licence to operate' and improved dialogue between companies and stakeholders. Potential business models and service concepts that promote the overall sustainability of the sector and enhance eco-efficiency along the value chain.
Impact: Sustainable technologies and assessment tools create added value to the companies and increase knowledge on mining operation in general, regional and international level. Actors along the mining value chain were brought together: e.g technology developers, mines and other service providers, authorities, consults and local inhabitants.
Funding and customer: Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. A partnership of VTT together with other RTOs and mining sector companies.
Cyber Security Competencies in Finland – Current State and Roadmap for the Future
Objective: To examine the current status and future projections of cyber security competence in Finland.
Results: The report lays out a prospective picture for the development of Finland's cyber security environment over the next ten years, as well as three roadmaps for the route from the current situation towards the goal. Recommendations of measures to strengthen Finland's cyber security competencies were given.
Impact: Potential for developing cyber security competencies and the cyber security sector in Finland identified, taking into account current strengths and weaknesses and comparison to leading countries. Importantly knowledge gaps and shortages were addressed.
Funding and customer: Prime Minister's Office
Digital Health Future – Roadmapping South African Strategy
Objective: To broaden the Finnish and South African capabilities for strategic planning of digital health innovation ecosystems, and secondly, to analyse and conceptualise digital health innovation ecosystem issues in the South African context.
Results: A validated conceptualisation of a South African Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem.
Impact: Extended collaboration and dialogues between South African and Finnish experts working on innovation and challenges of global development. Insights and lessons on how technologies can be deployed to address society-wide challenges.
Funding and customer: Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
SINTRAS – Study towards a single and innovative European transport system
Objective: To examine technological, regulatory and legal barriers and to propose actions to overcome them in the context of the European goal of an integrated transport system, a Single European Transport Area.
Results: Barrier analysis, roadmaps and action plans for five specific technology areas in transport and mobility. Recommendations for action in for sectoral, national and European decision-makers across Europe.
Impact: Concrete support to the Commission's transport research and innovation policy.
Funding and customer: European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport