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Organisation

A ministerial working group chaired by Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori was appointed for monitoring the work on the Government Report on the Future. The ministerial working group was supported by a project steering group and a project team.

The Prime Minister's Office was responsible for drawing up the report and promoting its implementation. Other parties involved included the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Academy of Finland, and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes. Pekka Lindroos, Commercial Counsellor from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, served as part-time General Secretary of the project at the Prime Minister's Office. The lead author of the report was Dr Mari Hjelt from Gaia Group.

Ministerial working group (1.4.2014)

Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori, chair
Minister of Public Administration and Local Government Henna Virkkunen
Minister of Finance Jutta Urpilainen
Minister of Education Krista Kiuru
Minister of Defence Carl Haglund
Minister of Transport Merja Kyllönen
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen
Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto

Steering group

The steering group members were:

Marja Rislakki, State Secretary, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, chair
Pekka Sinko, Secretary General of the Economic Council, Prime Minister’s Office
Outi Honkatukia, Financial Counsellor, Ministry of Finance
Marja Pulkkinen, Counsellor for Education, Ministry of Education and Culture
Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Petri Jalasto, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Marja-Liisa Parjanne, Director of Development, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Jarmo, Muurman, Senior Environmental Adviser, Ministry of the Environment
Mikko Kosonen, President, (deputised by Paula Laine, Director) Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Heikki Mannila, President, (deputised by Marja Makarow, Vice-President for Research, and Pentti Pulkkinen, Director of Unit) Academy of Finland
Pekka Soini, Director General, (deputised by Hannu Kemppainen, Director) Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes
Riitta Kirjavainen, Counsellor, Prime Minister’s Office, secretary

Project team

The project team consisted of:

Pekka Lindroos, General Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, chair
Riitta Kirjavainen, Counsellor, Prime Minister’s Office
Annamaija Lehvo, Senior Science Adviser, Academy of Finland
Paula Laine, Director, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Elina Kiiski, Specialist, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Pirjo Kyläkoski, Foresight Manager, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes
Juha Suuronen, Chief Adviser, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes