FinnCERES and UNITE Flagships join forces

We are excited to announce that the host organizations of FinnCERES and the Finnish UNITE Flagship have signed a collaboration agreement. With this collaboration, we seek to accelerate sustainable innovations on forest and bio-based materials and solutions through joint research, workshops and promoting science-based policies


Together with UNITE, FinnCERES aims to depict a holistic view of sustainable use of forest resources for material applications to be able to influence policymaking.

The UNITE is a competence centre with the mission to make Finland the world leader in applying forest-based bio-economy know-how, geospatial technologies, and gamification. Partners of the UNITE Flagship are University of Eastern Finland, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Tampere University and Natural Resources Institute Finland.


Both flagships are funded by Academy of Finland Finnish Flagship Programme.


This collaboration will be broadened via the recently launched Boreal Alliance network. By joining forces, the Boreal Alliance partners strive to support novel sustainable bio-based materials and solutions, for example, via knowledge exchange, joint events, and science-based policies. More information about Boreal Alliance and its mission can be found here.