The Future of Finland

The Future of Finland

Finnish awarded Science Series

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Suomen tulevaisuus

Suomen tulevaisuus

ABOUT THE SERIES

Suomen tulevaisuus (The Future of Finland) is the most extensive science series ever done in Finland. It looks at Finland’s future prospects specifically from the perspective of science and the economy. What kind of know-how, products and structures does Finland’s next rise depend upon? What is the role of science and basic research in building the future?

The series’ host, Howy Jacobs, finds out how Finland’s most important natural resources, intelligence, forests and water, can be utilized for the benefit of not just Finns, but the entire world. The first season of the series is broadcasted on the MTV3 channel in the spring of 2016.See how Finland saves the world!

EPISODES

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In this program professor Howy Jacobs meets fellow scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to chart  how Finland can secure its future by using the same mix of ingredients as has powered today’s prosperity.

THE HOST

Suomen tulevaisuus is hosted by one of the most famous and internationally recognized top researchers in Finland, Academy Professor Howy Jacobs. Since 1996, the British-born Jacobs has been professor at the department of molecular biology at the University of Tampere, where he leads the centre of excellence for mitochondrial diseases and aging.

 

Howy has worked as an Academy Professor for the Academy of Finland since 2006, and in 2009, the Finnish Union of University Professors nominated him Professor of the Year. Jacobs believes the popularization of science is an important task – the gap between the scientific community and the general public must be closed to allow us to keep doing international quality research also in the future. Jacobs is passionate about Finland and the Finnish society and satisfies his curiosity with the interesting topics of the science series – and asks why we still have hope.

Suomen tulevaisuus is hosted by one of the most famous and internationally recognized top researchers in Finland, Academy Professor Howy Jacobs. Since 1996, the British-born Jacobs has been professor at the department of molecular biology at the University of Tampere, where he leads the centre of excellence for mitochondrial diseases and aging.

Howy has worked as an Academy Professor for the Academy of Finland since 2006, and in 2009, the Finnish Union of University Professors nominated him Professor of the Year. Jacobs believes the popularization of science is an important task – the gap between the scientific community and the general public must be closed to allow us to keep doing international quality research also in the future. Jacobs is passionate about Finland and the Finnish society and satisfies his curiosity with the interesting topics of the science series – and asks why we still have hope.

CONTACTS

Producer and Director
Nina Pulkkis
nina.pulkkis (a) parad.fi
+358 50 441 6714

The series was initially developed and produced by the Finnish production company Franck Media during 2013-2016 for MTV3, a leading commercial television broadcasting company in Finland. The series received during its first season in 2016 a widespread acclaim in Finland and abroad, winning 2 awards in October 2016 at the Life Science Film Festival in Prague. The series is since the fall of 2016 owned by the Finnish production company PARAD, where the planning of upcoming episodes will commence during 2019.