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Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia | Finnish Academy of Science and Letters | Academia Scientiarum Fennica

Science advice initiative Sofi


Sofi is a novel national-level initiative focusing on building next generation scientific advisory system in Finland. The three-year work (2019–2021) is coordinated by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.Sofi on a joint venture of the four Finnish science academies (The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, the Finnish Society of Science and Letters, the Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences and the Swedish Academy of Engineering Science in Finland). It is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.


SOFI WEBSITE (see also contact details)

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What are the main objectives of Sofi?
> Develop a new mechanism to the science advice ecosystem in Finland
> Promote dialogue between researchers and decision-makers
> Facilitate systems levels discussions on future vision of science advice

What does Sofi do?
> The development phase of Sofi proceeds with design methodologies and case experiments.
> The initiative is executed in close association with a broad group of stakeholders within the research and policy community – both national and international.
> Successful outcomes are iterated into more permanent engagement models within the science advice ecosystem in Finland.

Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Mariankatu 5 A, 2nd floor
00170 Helsinki, Finland

+358-50-4620 890
acadsci (at)

Secretary General
Pekka Aula
+358-40-7030 952
pekka.aula (at)  

Administrative Manager
Leila Sarajärvi
+358-50-4620 890
leila.sarajarvi (at)

Science Communicator
Klaus Elfving
+358 50 5876 527
klaus.elfving (at)

Administrative Assistant
Nina Rapelo
+358-50-4620 889 
nina.rapelo (at)

Administrative Secretary
Suvi Salmi (study leave from 1 October)
+358-50-5128 830
suvi.salmi (at)

Administrative Secretary
Emilia Lähde (from 6 September 2021)
+358-50-5128 830
emilia.lahde (at)

Academy Secretary, Sofi (Science Advice Initiative of Finland)
Jaakko Kuosmanen
+358-40-0601 716
jaakko.kuosmanen (at)

Science Communicator, Sofi (Science Advisory Initiative of Finland)
Nanna Särkkä
+358-50-5208 366
nanna.sarkka (at)