Dr Piret Tõnurist is a Project Manager at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) where she leads the work on systems thinking, innovation measurement and anticipatory governance. She co-ordinates OPSI’s work on transformative innovations and innovation theory development, and works directly with OECD member countries on their complex problems. Piret holds a research fellowship at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, TalTech, and she conducts research on a variety of topics such as innovation labs, co-production, digitalisation, machine-to-machine co-ordination and innovation policy management. She has previously advised the Parliament of Estonia and worked as a performance auditor for the State Audit Office in the field of innovation and entrepreneurial policy. She is an active proponent of purpose-driven change in the public sector and has collaborated with different governments, state-owned enterprises and innovation labs across the world. Piret holds a PhD and MA from TalTech in technology governance and an MSc from KU Leuven in policy evaluation.
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The future needs its makers. Sitra Lab is a training programme and a community of change-makers. It is Sitra’s own future laboratory.
Sitra aims to boost the ability of Finnish decision-makers and change-makers to deal jointly with the key social challenges and opportunities of the future. The objective of our training function is to generate new ideas and new solutions. Our activities aim to create learning environments that enable thinking about and developing things together.