THE 6TH WAVE AND SYSTEMIC INNOVATIONS FOR FINLAND: SUCCESS FACTORS FOR THE YEARS 2010-2050 (6th WAVE).
KEHITYKSEN KUUDES AALTO, SYSTEEMISET INNOVAATIOT JA SUOMI: MENESTYSTEKIJÄT 2010-2050 (6th Wave)
Project explores, analyzes and makes use of the next big wave of development known as Kontratieff cycle, assumed to take place between 2010-2050. It is based on the theory explaining that modern societies develop in 40-60 year cycles. The coming wave will be radically different to the previous cycle (1970-2010), driven by ICT. The new wave will produce number of grave challenges to Finnish industries as well as to the carrying capacity of the welfare society. Project will study the implications of this cycle for Finland, draw some practical conclusions and policy recommendations and build, together with private and public sector partners, a toolkit that companies and public sector can use in their strategic work. Eventually, project is designed to support Finnish industries and investors to enter into those future markets.
Institute for the Future (Palo Alto, Calif,), NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, California), X-Research Centre, Vienna
Finnish Forest Industries (Helsinki), Federation for Finnish Financial Services (Helsinki)