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

Science advice initiative Sofi


Sofi – Science Advice Inititiave of Finland (2019–2021) was a national-level initiative focusing on building next generation scientific advisory system in Finland. It was 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 was funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Sofi achieved its main objective to develop a new permanent science-policy platform. Sofi’s work continues from 2022 onwards at The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Sofi aimed at promoting dialogue between researchers and decision-makers and, among others, it developed two operating models: scientific red teams (interactive and iterative science advice dialogues for complex policy issues) and phenomenon map.

See SOFI WEBSITE for more information



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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
Jaakko Kuosmanen
+358-40-0601 716
jaakko.kuosmanen (at)

Science Communicator
Nanna Särkkä
+358-50-5208 366
nanna.sarkka (at)