University of Helsinki (UH) is responsible for the coordination of the Food SystemiCity programme and it’s communications. UH also leads a work package where startups, (real estate) companies and researchers are brough together to form linkage teams, which are then supported in co-developing their solutions together within local city-region food systems.
Work package lead: Laura Forsman, Viikki Food Design Factory, University of Helsinki
Aalto university leads a work package for mapping future business opportunities that follow from the sustainability transition of food systems in urban built environement. Based on the work, a map of those opportunities will be published in the autumn 2023.
Work package lead: Saija Toivonen, Department of Built Environment, Aalto University.
Metropolia leads a workpackage for creating a supported process for implementing piloting. Metropolia will gather together information on various piloting environments in the capital region and creates, tests and implements a clear process on how to select and agree on a suitable testing environment for each client.
Work package lead: Timo Nykopp, Clean and sustainable solutions innovation hub Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) leads a work package that develops a tool for assessing the overall sustainability and business potential of new innovations needed for the sustainability transformation.
Work package lead: Susanne Heiska, Production Systems Unit, Luke
VTT leads a work package that develops the mentoring process for startups. The model consists of applying an ecosystem / network of mentors instead of a single mentor for each case and will be piloted with the linkage teams participating in the Food SystemiCity programme.
Work package lead: Mirva Lampinen, VTT