Joni Karjalainen

Project researcher

Researcher info

Institution

University of Turku

Department/faculty

Finland Futures Research Centre

Contact information

joni.karjalainen@utu.fi
+358407029691

Keywords
distributed economic development emission-free energy energy futures energy storage foresight innovation lifestyles neo-carbon neo-growth peer-to-peer power-to-x renewable energy solar transformation wind

Research projects

  • Project date 1.7.2014
  • Head of research Sirkka Heinonen
  • Language n/a

The foresight part of NEO-CARBON ENERGY explores possible futures of a new renewables-based energy production and storage system, which is being developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and University of Turku – Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC). This joint research project is one of the strategic research openings of Tekes – The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The foresight work is conducted in the Finland Futures Research Centre. A possibly distributed energy production system of neo-/low-carbon technologies and emerging issues such as prosumerism can drive economic, political, cultural and social changes. Radically new innovations, services and practices could emerge as a result of the third industrial revolution.

Team

Sirkka Heinonen, Juho Ruotsalainen, Joni Karjalainen, Marjukka Parkkinen