Project funding

Through a variety of projects, Sitra is redefining the idea of a good life. We seek human-oriented operating models and promote sustainable business.

Project funding

We launch and implement projects together with the private, public and third sector, all aimed at increasing sustainable well-being in Finland. The range of our projects is broad, and includes those that run for several years as well as short-term trials.

The projects that receive funding are related to Sitra’s themes and the practical work we do (see Projects below). Our themes are Sustainability solutions, Fair data economy and Democracy and participation.

A list of all Sitra’s completed and current projects can be found in the archive.


In addition to projects, we also conduct various small-scale trials to find and test new operating approaches, which can be used to accelerate social change.

Research and publications

Sitra does not conduct research on its own, but rather collaborates with experts. As part of larger-scale projects, we occasionally provide funding for studies, which present information and views on matters that are important to the future. Our aim is to produce new information in a transparent, open manner, so that it benefits everyone that needs the information.

Sitra does not provide funding for academic research projects, dissertations or commercial research and development projects.

How to apply for funding

Sitra’s website provides information on our latest future-oriented work. We also discuss new topics currently being prepared. All our work and choice of projects are based on our vision and strategy.

There is no specific funding call for applications or application form.

If you have a project idea related to one of our themes or you are interested in Sitra’s trials, please contact the person in charge of the respective theme.


Contact us!

Kristo Lehtonen
Director, Fair data economy
Lasse Miettinen
Director, Sustainability solutions
Veera Heinonen
Director, Democracy and participation


Contact us!

Kari Herlevi
Project Director, Global collaboration, Sustainability solutions
Markus Terho
Director, Nature and daily life & PSLifestyle
Outi Haanperä
Project Director, Nature and the economy
Markus Kalliola
Project Director, Well-being solutions
Laura Halenius
Project Director, Competitiveness through data
Anssi Komulainen
Project Director, Gaia-X Finland
Jyri Arponen
Director, Industry and Innovation
Hannu-Pekka Ikäheimo
Project Director, New forms of participation
Jukka Vahti
Project Director, Digital power and democracy

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