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Some of the recent FFRC publications in English 

2017:

Heinonen, Sirkka – Karjalainen, Joni – Parkkinen, Marjukka – Ruotsalainen, Juho &
Zavialova, Sofia (with Sofi Kurki, Leena-Maija Laurén, Hazel Salminen & Amos Taylor) 

SURPRISING ENERGY FUTURES
Neo-Carbon Energy Futures Clinique V

FFRC eBOOK 4/2017, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
150 p. ISBN  978-952-249-477-1, ISSN 1797-1322.
 
This report describes the process and results of futures clinique Surprising Energy Futures: Anticipating Discontinuities and Testing Resilience of Renewable Energy World with Black Swans, held on 17 May 2017 at Sitra, Helsinki. The event was the fifth futures clinique within the foresight part of the research project Neo-Carbon Enabling Neo-Growth Society – Transformative Scenarios 2050, conducted by Finland Futures Research Centre. The aim of the event was to contribute to the four transformative societal scenarios of Neo-Carbon Energy project. The event consisted of presentations and intermittent working sessions. Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller discussed the topic of Black Swans and VUCA World, with comments by Prof. Jarno Limnéll.
 
Heinonen, Sirkka – Vähäkari, Noora & Karjalainen, Joni

FFRC eBOOK 3/2017, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
63  p. ISBN 978-952-249-476-4, ISSN 1797-1322.
 
This report presents the results of the “Neo-Carbon Energy World – What Opportunities for Chile?”, a futures clinique organised at the Chilean Intellectual Property Institute INAPI in Santiago de Chile 24th October 2016, jointly by Finland Futures Research Centre of the University of Turku and Consejo Chileno Prospectiva y Estrategia (CChPE). Chile is a case study conducted in the foresight part of the Neo-Carbon Energy project. Chile is a country with robust renewable energy resources, which has received high attention by international investors and has led to a dramatic increase in the uptake of solar energy in the country. Chile is also a pioneer in economic development in Latin America, thanks to its steady political and economic conditions. The country keeps on investing in education to catalyze socio-economic development, but remains underpinned by the deepest inequalities in OECD countries.
 
Heinonen, Sirkka – Karjalainen, Joni – Parkkinen, Marjukka & Ruotsalainen, Juho
FFRC eBOOK 2/2017, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku
114 p. ISBN 978-952-249-474-0, ISSN 1797-1322
 

This report presents the results of an International Symposium "Clean Disruption for Abundant Futures",  which was organised as a futures clinique of the Neo-Carbon Energy project and Summer School of the Finland Futures Academy, as well as Helsinki Node’s Millennium Forum at Museum of Contemporary Arts Kiasma, Helsinki, June 7–8, 2016.

The two-day futures clinique focused on the topics of energy, internet, clean disruption, new organisation practices and futures of communities. The objective of the event was to address possible fu-tures and related societal transition towards the convergence of energy and internet. In the clinique, abundant futures defines the stance towards futures, as ample resources would be available in such a system. This, in turn, affects social relations and communities of the future.

 The clinique generated futures dialogue that consisted of expert lectures, commenting and discus-sion, as well as intermittent working sessions in small groups. The keynote speeches gave input for the group work, where participants probed the abundant futures in six breakout groups. The four transformational scenarios of the Neo-Carbon Energy project were used as material for the groups’ foresight work.

This dialogue and elaborations on abundant futures and renewable energy are documented in this report. Four recurring themes can be identified from the group work. Perhaps the most common is the idea of so-called “post-institutional” future of tribal-like communities. Another frequent theme is the change of the concept of work through i.e. automatisation and hybridisation of work and leisure. The third theme describes immaterial values and the significance of meaningfulness. Finally, the fourth theme identified in the results addresses the possible social drawbacks of the future. Conse-quently, the clean disruption for abundant futures is a cornucopia with huge potential, but by no means automatically only beneficial. Critical mindset is needed both for the decision phase and implementation ways of clean disruptive technologies, practices, lifestyles, and regulation.
 


Heinonen, Sirkka  Karjalainen, Joni Helle, Aino & Nisula, Sakari

Argentinian Energy Landscapes
Case Study of the Neo-Carbon Energy Project

FFRC eBOOK 12/2016. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. 
84 p. ISBN 978-952-249-469-6, ISSN 1797-1322.

This report is a country study of Argentina of the foresight part of Neo-Carbon Energy project. In this research project, a new renewable energy based energy production, storage system and prod-ucts are being developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and University of Turku, Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC). In the neo-carbon system, energy is produced mainly by solar and wind technologies, can be stored into various forms, and fossil-based products are substituted with synthetic processes based on renewable electricity. These processes are also called power-to-X technologies.

Energy futures do not only concern energy production technologies because an energy transition affects the whole-of-society. The future energy system and energy landscape are influenced by people’s values and lifestyles. Therefore, it is important to explore different scenarios of how neo-carbon energy system can affect a society, businesses, individual’s lives and relationships. In this case study, Argentina’s renewable energy futures are explored and discussed. The study also presents results of an expert survey and explores the potential of neo-carbon energy solutions in Argentina.

 

2016:

Ruotsalainen, Juho Heinonen, Sirkka Karjalainen, Joni Parkkinen, Marjukka Laurén, Leena-Maija & Salminen, Hazel

The Fuzzy Futures of Neo-Carbon Work
Neo-Carbon Futures Clinique II

FFRC eBOOK 11/2016. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.  
72 p. ISBN 978-952-249-468-9, ISSN 1797-1322.

This report documents and analyses the results of a Neo-Carbon Futures Clinique held at Hotel President in Helsinki 13 April 2016. At the Futures Clinique workshop groups anticipated possible futures of peer-to-peer work that is self-organised by the workers. The Futures Clinique is part of the Neo-Carbon Energy research project. The foresight part of the project is concerned with studying the futures of peer-to-peer societies enabled by the proposed Neo-Carbon energy system. Such a system would be a distributed, renewable energy system that empowers citizens by providing them with cheap, clean and abundant energy and materials. In this project, possible futures of a peer-to-peer society are studied through four scenarios (Heinonen et al. 2016), which provided the framework also for this Futures Clinique.

The results of the Futures Clinique were summarised and refined into seven categories, each illuminating different aspects of the possible futures of peer-to-peer work. Common to the categories is the strengthening of values other than economic as the main drivers in economy and society. 

 

Apostol, Oana

Sustainability Best Practices.
Benchmarking Results of the SUSTIS Project.

FFRC eBOOK 10/2016. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.  
76 p. ISBN 978-952-249-425-2, ISSN 1797-1322.

This study has been conducted as part of the Sustainability and Transparency in Shipbuilding Networks (SUSTIS) project in order to benchmark sustainability practices extant in industries that share similar characteristics with shipbuilding industry. The information provided by this study is intended to be used during the mapping of sustainability arguments and eventual implementation of sustainability within the targeted company.
 


Heikkilä, Katariina

Perspectives to Sustainability in the Shipbuilding Network.
Interview Results of the SUSTIS Project.

FFRC eBOOK 9/2016. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.  
17 p. ISBN 978-952-249-424-5, ISSN 1797-1322.

Sustainability and Transparency in Shipbuilding Networks (SUSTIS) project concentrates on collecting, combining, and utilization of sustainability information of materials and manufacturing processes for creating sustainability based value in shipbuilding. The purpose is to seek and define possible sustainability indicators in the life cycle of the ship.

This interview report belongs to the first phase of the project. The target of the interviews was to create an overview of how different actors in the shipbuilding industry understand the dimensions of sustainability issues currently and what are the possibilities and challenges to promote the use of sustainability information in the near future among the different actors in the value chain. 
 


Kurki, Sofi – Pura, Minna & Wilenius, Markku

RE-ACTING THE FUTURE
New Ways to Work: The Case of Reaktor

FFRC eBOOK 8/2016. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. 
36 p. ISBN 978-952-249-413-9, ISSN 1797-1322.

The Human Being and Value in the Sixth Wave (HUVA) project investigates organisations that are the harbingers of a new way not only to survive, but flourish in this new era of work. The main research case has been a Finnish IT-consulting company Reaktor that has pioneered a uniquely human-centric organisation model. Their approach to organising has resulted from a conscious, systematic effort to break from old ways of running a business, in order to create ways of organising that offer both high-level performance, quality in customer service, as well as worker satisfaction and fulfilment. It is due to these factors that Reaktor has been repeatedly chosen to be the best place to work, not only in Finland, but also in Europe.

In this report the study and its findings are presented. First, as motivation for the study, the writers contextualise the ongoing change into the historical shifts that have influenced organisations in the past, and then they try to give shape to the current emerging era with the demands, and opportunities that shape organising as a human endeavour. In chapters three to five the study is presented in detail: the research settings, and the results, as well interpretations of them. At the end of the report there are recommendations to other organisations that would like to learn from Reaktor’s way of operating.  
 


Höyssä, Maria – Aalto, Hanna-Kaisa – Kurki, Sofi – Minkkinen, Matti – Siivonen, Katriina – Söderlund, Sari – Tapio, Petri  – Wilenius, Markku & Arvonen, Anne (eds)

Coolest Student Papers at Finland Futures Research Centre 2015–2016. Tulevaisuuden tutkimuskeskuksen valittuja opiskelijatöitä 2015–2016.

FFRC eBOOK 6/2016, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
184 p. ISBN 978-952-249-423-8, ISSN 1797-1322.

Welcome to read inspired and inspirational picks from Finland Future Research Centre’s students papers from the study year 2015–16. With this publication, we at the FFRC want to create a channel for making visible the hard work, academic talent and creativity featured in our courses.  

This Special Issue covers six courses from the international Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies (FUTU), two courses organised by Finland Futures Academy (FFA) (taught in Finnish), and the interdisciplinary teamwork course of Sustainability Studies (KEKO) (includes both English and Finnish speaking teams). FUTU, FFA and KEKO studies are all coordinated by the FFRC. In this Special Issue each course forms its own section with an introduction by the teacher(s), followed by the papers. 


 

2015:

Heikkilä, Katariina

Sustainability Studies in Universities – Review on Study Modules of Sustainable Development and Responsible Business in Finnish and some European Universities.

FFRC eBOOK 13/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
66 p. ISBN 978-952-249-408-5, ISSN 1797-1322.

Heinonen, Sirkka – Balcom Raleigh, Nicolas – Karjalainen, Joni – Minkkinen, Matti – Parkkinen, Marjukka & Ruotsalainen, Juho

CLA GAME REPORT
Causal Layered Analysis Game on Neo-Carbon Energy Scenarios

FFRC eBOOK 12/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
112 p. ISBN 978-952-249-403-0, ISSN 1797-1322.

Hietanen, Olli – Nurmi, Timo & Heikkilä, Katariina

The Visions for the Fur Industry.

FFRC eBOOK 11/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
22 p. ISBN 978-952-249-402-3, ISSN 1797-1322.
Publication is available on a request: liisa.hakola(a)profur.fi

Heinonen, Sirkka & Balcom Raleigh, Nicolas

Continuous Transformation and Neo-Carbon Energy Scenarios.

FFRC eBOOK 10/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
67 p. ISBN 978-952-249-401-6, ISSN 1797-1322.


Hietanen, Olli – Nurmi, Timo & Heikkilä, Katariina

The Visions for the Saga Furs.

FFRC eBOOK 9/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
19 p. ISBN 978-952-249-400-9, ISSN 1797-1322.
Publication is available on a request: liisa.hakola(a)profur.fi

Heinonen, Sirkka – Karjalainen, Joni & Ruotsalainen, Juho

Towards the third industrial revolution.
NEO-CARBON ENERGY project Future Clinique I ”Creating the Third Industrial Revolution” 6.5.2015

FFRC eBook 6/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
74 p. ISBN  978-952-249-394-1, ISSN 1797-1322.


Taylor, Amos – Heinonen, Sirkka – Ruotsalainen, Juho & Parkkinen, Marjukka

Highlighting Media & Journalism  Futures 2030. Survey on Weak Signals and Emerging Issues.

FFRC eBOOK 3/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
46 p. ISBN 978-952-249-393-4, ISSN 1797-1322. 


Karhunmaa, Kamilla – Pitkänen, Outi & Tuominen, Visa

Assessing the Co-Benefits of Household Energy Technology Carbon Offset Projects

FFRC eBOOK 5/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
86 p. ISBN 978-952-249-392-7, ISSN 1797-1322.  


Luukkanen, Jyrki – Kuria, Peter – Käkönen, Mira – Karhunmaa, Kamilla – Karjalainen, Joni – Warah,  Rasna – Msoka, Colman & Toroskainen, Kaisa

Development Futures in Kenya and Tanzania Beyond 2015

FFRC eBOOK 1/2015.  Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
153 p. ISBN 978-952-249-304-0, ISSN 1797-1322.
Hatakka, Aino & Vehmas, Jarmo (editors)

SUSTAINABLE FUTURES IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
Proceedings of the Conference “Sustainable Futures in a Changing Climate”,
11–12 June 2014, Helsinki, Finland

FFRC eBOOK 2/2015. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
427 p. ISBN 978-952-249-303-3, ISSN 1797-1322.  

Tuomas Kuhmonen 

Rural Futures

FFRC-PUBLICATIONS 1/2015, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku, 34 p. ISBN 978-952-249-302-6 (pdf), ISBN 978-952-249-301-9 (book), ISSN 1797-1284. Price 20 €. 
 
 

2014:

 
Jari Kaivo-oja, Sari Jusi, Jyrki Luukkanen, Juha Panula-Ontto & Khamso Kouphokham
FFRC eBooks 11/2014. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
176 p. ISBN 978-952-249-284-5.

Jari Kaivo-oja
FFRC eBooks 6/2014. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
55 p. ISBN 978-952-249-279-1.

Mira Käkönen, Hanna Kaisti and Jyrki Luukkanen

Energy Revolution in Cuba: Pioneering for the Future? 

FFRC eBooks 4/2014. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
39 p.  978-952-249-276-0.  
 

Joni Karjalainen, Mira Käkönen, Jyrki Luukkanen and Jarmo Vehmas

Energy Models and Scenarios in the Era of Climate Change. Briefing Report.

FFRC eBooks 3/2014. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
92 p.  978-952-249-275-3.

 

 

2013:

 
Hanna Heino

Utilisation of Wave Power in the Baltic Sea Region 

FFRC eBOOK 9/2013. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
43 p. ISBN 978-952-249-272-2.

Nina Jentl & Juha Kaskinen (editors)

To be Young! Youth and the Future. Proceedings of the Conference “To be Young! Youth and the Future”, 6–8 June 2012, Turku, Finland

FFRC eBOOK 8/2013. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
143 p. ISBN 978-952-249-266-1.

Visa Tuominen, Tytti Pasanen, Ilkka Keskiväli, Hanna Lakkala, Orkide Akgün, Jyrki Luukkanen, Jari Kaivo-oja & Juha Panula-Ontto

Energy, Environment and Livelihoods in the Lao PDR. Results from a 2011 Household Survey

FFRC eBOOK 5/2013. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. 
164 p. ISBN 978-952-249-261-6.

 
Käkönen, Mira – Karhunmaa, Kamilla – Bruun, Otto – Kaisti, Hanna – Tuominen, Visa – Thuon, Try & Luukkanen, Jyrki

Climate Mitigation in the Least Carbon Emitting Countries.
Dilemmas of Co-benefits in Cambodia and Laos

FFRC eBOOK 3/2013. Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
121 p. ISBN 978-952-249-257-9.
 

Heinonen, Sirkka & Ruotsalainen, Juho

Energy Futures 2030. Toward the Neo-Growth paradigm of the Sixth-Wave Era.

FFRC eBOOK 1/2013, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. 
69 p. ISBN 978-952-249-150-3.
 

2012: 

Heinonen, Sirkka & Ruotsalainen, Juho

Energy Futures 2030. Toward the Neo-Growth paradigm of the Sixth-Wave Era.

FFRC eBOOK 1/2013, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
69 p. ISBN 978-952-249-150-3.
Wilenius, Markku & Kurki, Sofi

FFRC eBOOK 10/2012, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
124 p. Second edition. ISBN 978-952-249-148-0.


Khanthapath, Bouasavanh – Lakkala, Hanna & Luukkanen, Jyrki

Interlinkages between Energy, Environmental Changes and Livelihoods in Laotian Households. Findings from 14 Focus Group Discussions.

FFRC eBOOK 9/2012, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
47 p. ISBN 978-952-249-147-3. 

Luukkanen, Jyrki – Kouphokham, Khamso – Panula-Ontto, Juha – Kaivo-oja, Jari –Korkeakoski, Mika – Vehmas, Jarmo – Tuominen, Visa – Jusi, Sari – Pasanen, Tytti & Lakkala, Hanna

Future Energy Demand in Laos. Scenario Alternatives for Development.

FFRC eBOOK 8/2012, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
55 p. 978-952-249-145-9.

Vehmas, Jarmo – Luukkanen, Jyrki – Kaivo-oja, Jari – Panula-Ontto Juha & Allievi, Francesca

Key Trends of Climate Change in the ASEAN Countries. The IPAT Decomposition Analysis 1980–2005.

FFRC eBooks 5/2012, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
26 p. ISBN 978-952-249-142-8. 

F
inel, Nufar & Tapio, Petri
FFRC eBooks 1/2012, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku.
41 p. ISBN 978-952-249-135-0. 
 

2011:

FFRC-eBooks 1/2011:
Turunen, Jenny - Snäkin, Juha-Pekka - Panula-Ontto, Juha - Lindfors, Heikki - Kaisti, Hanna - Luukkanen, Jyrki - Magistretti, Stefano & Mang, Chinda (2011) Livelihood Resilience and Food Security in Cambodia. Results from a Household Survey. 81 s. ISBN 978-952-249-062-9.

FFRC-eBooks 5/2011:
Auffermann, Burkhard & Kaskinen, Juha (editors) (2011) Security in Futures - Security in Change. Proceedings of the Conference “Security in Futures – Security in Change", 3-4 June 2010, Turku, Finland. 325 s. ISBN 978-952-249-063-6.

FFRC-eBooks / TUTU-eJulkaisuja 7/2011:
Lauttamäki, Ville (ed./toim.) (2011) Peeks into the Future - Kurkistuksia tulevaisuuteen. Stories of Possible Futures Written for massidea.org. Kooste massidea.org sivustolle syötetyistä tulevaisuustarinoista. 71 s. ISBN 978-952-249-121-3.

FFRC-eBooks 8/2011:
Kaivo-oja, Jari (2011) Futures of Innovation Systems and Systematic Innovation Systems: Towards Better Innovation Quality with New Innovation Management Tools. 28 s. ISBN 978-952-249-126-8.

FFRC-eBooks 10/2011:
Myllylä, Yrjö - Sajeva, Maurizio - Kaivo-oja, Jari & Aho, Samuli (2011) iKnow Delphi 2.0 / National Survey - Country Report Finland. iKnow Project – Word Package 5. www.iknowfutures.eu. 124 s. ISBN 978-952-249-128-2.

FFRC-eBooks 11/2011:
Kauppinen, Veli-Matti - Kaivo-oja, Jari & Aho, Samuli (2011) Building the Future of European Life-Long Learning Strategies and Policies: Defining Critical Key Drivers of Lifelong Learning in Europe. 25 s. ISBN 978-952-249-129-9.

FFRC eBOOK 15/2011:
Lakkala, Hanna & Vehmas, Jarmo (eds) (2011) Trends and Future of Sustainable Development. Proceedings of the Conference "Trends and Future of Sustainable Development", 9–10 June 2011, Tampere, Finland. 549 p. ISBN 978-952-249-131-2. Revisited 10 Oct 2013.

 

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