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Natural Resources Institute Finland

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Natural Resources Institute Finland

  1. 1. Starting 1 January 2015 Natural Resources Institute Finland 6/21/2014
  2. 2. New organization on the field of bioeconomy • MTT Agrifood Research Finland will be part of the new Natural Resources Institute Finland, starting the 1st of January 2015 • The other organizations forming the new institute through merger are Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute RKTL and the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Tike 6/21/2014©
  3. 3. Building future for bioeconomy • The new Natural Resources Institute Finland is established to boost natural resources research which is fundamental for building a future for bioeconomy. • The more cohesive structure of the scientific community will ensure the preservation and development of vital research infrastructures and optimize the use of information, monitoring data and statistics. • The merger of the institutions will also lead to lower costs and better productivity and that way increase customer value. 6/21/2014
  4. 4. Mission statement The Natural Resources Institute Finland is a research and consultancy organization that develops knowledge-based solution models and services for its customers and added value for sustainable and competitive business activities based on renewable natural resources, and supports decision-making in the society. 6/21/2014©
  5. 5. Vision Natural Resources Institute Finland is the bioeconomy pioneer – our expertise creates a basis for sustainable growth and well-being 6/21/2014©
  6. 6. Strategic impact areas of the Natural Resources Institute Finland are based on renewable natural resources
  7. 7. Biomass-based products and energy © MTT
  8. 8. Food system and food security © MTT
  9. 9. Health and well- being © MTT
  10. 10. Sustainable natural resources economy and policy © MTT
  11. 11. Operational objectives • The customer relationship is at the centre of our operations. • We will improve our operational efficiency through structural changes. • Our operating culture supports expertise and lifelong learning. • We are an active and influential participant in public debate. 6/21/2014©
  12. 12. The second largest Finnish research institute Combined resources 2012 • Turnover 140 EUR milj. • Person-years aprox.1700 • Locations 38 The headquarter in Helsinki 6/21/2014©
  13. 13. Background of the merger • The merger is part of the reform of Finland’s research and innovation system. • The Finnish Government’s aim is – to pool the resources of research institutions operating in the same field. – to clarify the division of responsibilities between universities and the state’s research centres. 6/21/2014©
  14. 14. Further information: www.luonnonvarakeskus.fi/english
  15. 15. MTT Agrifood Research Finland, the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL) and the statistical services of the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Tike) are to be merged under a new entity called Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) as of 1 January 2015. Thank you 6/21/2014

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