Essi Silvonen profile picture
Project Specialist, Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC)
MA Futures Studies - BBA International Business


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Areas of expertise

Small business management
Futures Studies
Strategic Foresight
Futures Coaching for Individuals
Solutions-focused coaching, Workshop methods
Sustainable Development
Circular Economy
Wellness and sports


I have a strong practical entrepreneurship background having operated in the fields of international business, construction, energy solutions and sports and wellness for 15 years as an entrepreneur and CEO. After that I directed my interest towards understanding the bigger picture and enrolled to Masters Degree Program in Futures Studies in University of Turku. Combining the past experience and current interests I now work in Finland Future Research Centre in various and interesting projects. My main activity is to facilitate the futures network Bastu, that collides entrepreneurs, researchers, city officials and other interested parties in order to develop sustainable, wise and resource efficient business in Turku region.


Solutions focused coaching for individuals and groups in the field of wellness, sports and futures capabilities. Practical coaching in situations where the future development paths and opportunities require assessment. Workshops and solutions forums in circular economy and resource wise operations models.


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