millennium innovation forum

More than ever, the world needs clear vision and courage to act. The Millennium Innovation Forum invites you to discover the solutions that technology and innovations may bring to the greatest of global challenges.

MILLENNIUM INNOVATION FORUM

More than ever, the world needs clear vision and courage to act. The Millennium Innovation Forum invites you to discover the solutions that technology and innovations may bring to the greatest of global challenges.

A unique opportunity to meet world leaders in business, academia and the public sector.

Millennium Innovation Forum brings together people from business, academia, and the public sector to discuss new solutions to global problems. Come and experience the line-up of internationally renowned speakers with good food and ample opportunity to network!

Millennium Innovation Forum 2022 was organised in Marina Congress Center in Helsinki, Finland on 25–26 October 2022.

Watch the highlights from the event

Watch the event recordings on Yle Areena until 24 November 2022!

Speakers

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Wednesday 26th at 1.30 p.m.

CEO of Bellingcat, investigative journalist



Christo Grozev

Bio & more

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Wednesday 26th at 1.30 p.m.

Co-founder and CEO of Sunshine, early employee of Google and former Yahoo CEO

Marissa Mayer

Bio & more

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Wednesday 26th at 1.30 p.m.

Founder, CEO and Chair of O’Reilly Media, Web 2.0 forerunner


Tim O’Reilly

Bio & more

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Wednesday 26th at 1.30 p.m.

Chief Strategy and Technology Officer (CSTO), Nokia

Nishant Batra

Bio & more

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Wednesday 26th at 1.30 p.m.

Director, Fair data economy, Sitra

Kristo Lehtonen

Chair of the session

Bio & more

GREEN TRANSITION
Wednesday 26th at 9.30 a.m.

CEO, Project Upright



Annu Nieminen

Bio & more

GREEN TRANSITION
Wednesday 26th at 9.30 a.m.

President, ABB Electrification,
Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd


Morten Wierod

Bio & more

GREEN TRANSITION
Wednesday 26th at 9.30 a.m.

Senior Vice President, Innovation, Neste Corporation

Lars Peter Lindfors

Bio & more

GREEN TRANSITION
Wednesday 26th at 9.30 a.m.

Academician, Professor of Aerosol and Environmental Physics, University of Helsinki


Markku Kulmala

Bio & more

GREEN TRANSITION
Wednesday 26th at 9.30 a.m.

Chancellor of the University of Helsinki


Kaarle Hämeri

Chair of the session

Bio & more

RESILIENCE
Wednesday 26th at 3.30 p.m.

Professor of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, brain researcher

Minna Huotilainen

Bio & more

RESILIENCE
Wednesday 26th at 3.30 p.m

EVP and CTO, Member of the Executive Board KONE, Angel investor

Maciej Kranz

Bio & more

RESILIENCE
Wednesday 26th at 3.30 p.m

Full Professor eMental-Health/ Clinical Psychology Amsterdam University Medical Centre

Heleen Riper

Bio & more

RESILIENCE
Wednesday 26th at 3.30 p.m

Director, Department for Planning and Analysis, National Emergency Supply Agency 

Axel Hagelstam

Bio & more

RESILIENCE
Wednesday 26th at 3.30 p.m

Director at E2 Research


Mari K. Niemi

Chair of the session

Bio & more

DIVERSITY IN RDI
Tuesday 25 at 3.00 p.m.

Opening remarks
Prime Minister


Sanna Marin

Bio & more

DIVERSITY IN RDI
Tuesday 25 at 3.00 p.m.

Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation at the Cabinet Office of Japanese Government 

Takahiro Ueyama

Bio & more

DIVERSITY IN RDI
Tuesday 25 at 3.00 p.m.

Professor, Vice rector (research), University of Oulu


Taina Pihlajaniemi

Bio & more

DIVERSITY IN RDI
Tuesday 25 at 3.00 p.m.

Innovation leader in space and defence, Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence

Mart Noorma

Bio & more

DIVERSITY IN RDI
Tuesday 25 at 3.00 p.m.

Director, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia


Tuuli Ahava

Bio & more

DIVERSITY IN RDI
Tuesday 25 at 3.00 p.m.

Lead Scientist, Microelectronics and Quantum Computing, VTT


Deborah Berebichez

Chair of the session

Bio & more

Host of the event

Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer, host of Millennium Innovation Forum 2021, returns to be your guide to the programme. 

Palmer hosts “The Intelligence”, a daily news podcast published by The Economist since 2019. He began his work for The Economist in 2014 as a science and technology correspondent. Before that, he was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT and a science and technology reporter at the BBC. He has a doctorate from Imperial College London and is a former physicist who specialized in high-power laser development and ultrafast spectroscopy.

Tuesday 25 October 2022

ProgramTime
Coffee and networking2:30 p.m
Session 1:DIVERSITY IN RDI
How can diversity in RDI activities bolster competitiveness?

Session hosted by Research and Innovation Council. The council is chaired by the Prime Minister of Finland


SPEAKERS

Sanna Marin, Prime Minister, Opening remarks

Takahiro Ueyama, Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation at the Cabinet Office of Japanese Government 

Taina Pihlajaniemi, Professor, Vice rector (research), University of Oulu

Mart Noorma, Innovation leader in space and defence, Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence

Tuuli Ahava, Director, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia

Chair of the session Deborah Berebichez, Lead Scientist, Microelectronics and Quantum Computing, VTT
3:00 p.m.
2022 Millennium Technology Prize Winner Announcement and Award Ceremony – by invitation only.

Millennium Technology Prize is the pre-eminent award focusing on technological innovations for a better life, awarded every two years.

Live streaming available for public
6:00 p.m.
The programme is subject to changes

Wednesday 26 October 2022

ProgramTime
Morning coffee and networking8:30 a.m.
Opening remarks9:30 a.m.
Session 2:GREEN TRANSITION
What kind of disruptions are necessary for the green transition to succeed?

SPEAKERS

Annu Nieminen, CEO, Project Upright

Morten Wierod, President, ABB Electrification

Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Neste Corporation

Markku Kulmala, Academician, Professor of Aerosol and Environmental
Physics, University of Helsinki

Chair of the session Kaarle Hämeri, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki
9:35 a.m.
Millennium Graduate Student Contest: GRAND FINAL (partner lobby)

Passionate innovators present their research in the form of a three-minute pitch! The participants are doctoral students representing the Millennium Technology Prize partners and collaborators.
11:15 a.m.
Lunch12:00 p.m.
Session 3:DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Can digital the transformation provide solutions for contemporary and future challenges?

SPEAKERS

Nishant Batra, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer (CSTO), Nokia

Christo Grozev, CEO of Bellingcat, investigative journalist

Marissa Mayer, Co-founder and CEO of Sunshine

Tim O’Reilly, Founder, CEO and Chair of O’Reilly Media

Chair of the session Kristo Lehtonen, Director, Fair data economy, Sitra
1:30 p.m.
Coffee break3:00 p.m.
Session 4:RESILIENCE
How can technology improve our resilience – as individuals and communities alike?

SPEAKERS

Minna Huotilainen, Professor of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

Maciej Kranz, EVP and CTO, Member of the Executive Board KONE

Heleen Riper, Full Professor eMental-Health/ Clinical Psychology Amsterdam University Medical Centre

Axel Hagelstam, Director, Department for Planning and Analysis, National Emergency Supply Agency 

Chair of the session Mari K. Niemi, Director at E2 Research
3:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Contest Winner Announcement5:00 p.m.
Lecture by the 2022 Millennium Technology Prize Winner

The winner’s lecture takes you on a journey through the story of the winning innovation – what was the origin of the revolutionary idea, and what makes it so remarkable?
5:10 p.m.
Closing words5:40 p.m.
Cocktails and networking6:00 p.m.
The programme is subject to changes

Partner of the Millennium Innovation Forum 2022

Partners of the Millennium Technology Prize