Anna Leinonen
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Research interests

My research interests include sustainabiity transitions, transition management, future-oriented knowledge creation in multidisciplinary working groups and systemic analyses.

Short bio

I have several years of experience in participative foresight projects as facilitator, project researcher and project manager, covering a wide range of topics from medical and arctic technologies to cyber security, energy transition, bioeconomy, circular production systems and research ethics. I'm interested in future-oriented methods and knowledge creation in multidisciplinary working froups, which is a topic of my PhD study. I'm a doctoral candidate at Aalto University, School of Business.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Journalism and information, Master, Master of Social Sciences, Tampere University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2008

Journalism and information, Bachelor, Bachelor of Social Sciences, Tampere University

Award Date: 8 Nov 2006

Engineering, manufacturing and construction, Master, Master of Science in Engineering, Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

Award Date: 8 Dec 1999

External positions

Doctoral candidate, Aalto University

1 Sept 201731 Aug 2021

Skills and expertise

  • Qualitative research
  • Foresight methods
  • Co-Creation
  • Futures studies
  • Systems thinking


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