Previous Regional Foresight Projects

Foresight is the perceiving and analysis of the alternative futures and the choices which are related to them. We carry out foresight processes and studies to many kinds of needs: support of the politics choices of the society and areas, basis of the strategy work of different organisations and material of the scientific thinking. Our research and development work concerning area development is based on a research program which analyses the reviving of areas and innovations.

​In our futures processes we use future workshops, among others, scenario and delfoi processes and different identification methods of weak signals as methods of the foresight. Our foresight processes have been connected for example to the technology, know-how, living and traffic. Furthermore, we have developed the methods of the foresight and futures research. 

  • Competence Foresight Project for Onninen Ltd. (2001)
  • Creative Futures Space, Cities of Helsinki and Hämeenlinna & ESF/Regional Council of Päijät-Häme (2009–2012)
  • Culture as a resource of the countryside (KULMA) (2003–2005) [see FFRC eBook 3/2005]
  • D-Force (2010–2011)
  • Development Project for Municipality Siikainen (1999–2000)
  • Development project of the food chain in Southwest Finland, VARRU (2011–2014) 
  • Development and support project for regional foresight in Finnish Employment and Economic Development Centres (2001–2002)
  • Futures Process for the Province of Western Finland (2007–2010)
  • Futures for Regional Development (FUTURREG) (2005–2007)
  • Green-In-TURKU - Towards a Greener Urban Future (2018) [Project website]
  • The Gulf of Finland Connection (2004–2006)
  • Guidance in Scenario Work of the Finnish Metropolitan area and region of Uusimaa (1996)
  • Information Society Vision 2010 for the City of Lahti (2004)
  • Innovation and Networks (2009–2014)
  • Satakunta Foresight (2004–2006)
  • Scenarios for the City of Turku (1996–1997)
  • Service Strategy for Pirkanmaa Region (2006–2007)
  • The Social and Regional Impacts of Improving the Highway 8 Between Turku and Pori (2005–2006)
  • Southwest Finland's Immigration Programme, futures process (2006–2007)
  • Southwest Finland’s Information Society Model (2004–2005)
  • Towards Regional Foresight (LUOTAIN) (2002–2004)
  • Value Based Entrepreneurship and Trade Promotion in Districts and Regions (2003–2004)