Tutkimusosuuskunta Tapaus is the first (and to our knowledge the only) research cooperative in Finland.
It was founded to bring the newest research results and ideas to practice and to have a feedback from practice to research.
The cooperative was founded in Tampere, Finland in November 2013.
There were eight founding members and most of us have a doctoral degree
in Administrative Sciences (environmental policy or regional studies) from the University of Tampere.
At the moment we have 14 members:
Eveliina Asikainen, Dr. Sc. (Admin.) is a senior lecturer at TAMK.
Expertise: urban nature, workshop methods, walking methods
Jarkko Bamberg, Dr.Sc. (Admin.) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University
Expertise: trail running, urban planning and collaborative GIS-systems
Vuokko Laukka, D.Sc. (Tech.)
Expertise: collaborative planning, managed aquifer recharge, water services
Pauliina Lehtonen, Dr. Soc.
Expertise: Participatory budgeting, urban planning, action methods, communication
Jere Nieminen, Dr. Sc. (Admin.) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University
Expertise: active nature conservation, collaborative land use planning, wildlife control
Nina V. Nygren, Dr. Sc. (Admin.) is the president of the board of directors of the cooperative.
Expertise: land use planning, new nature conservation solutions, collaborative nature conservation, ecological compensation.
Sanna Ojalammi, PhD (geography), is a researcher specialized in conflict management,
land disputes and large predators
Viktor Pál, PhD (environmental history) is a postdoctoral researcher funded by the KONE Foundation. His first book Technology and the Environment in State-socialist Hungary: An Economic History was published in 2017.
Expertise: Environmental history, authoritarian regimes, recycling
Tero Piirainen, M.Sc. (engineering) is the vice president of the board of directors of the cooperative.
Expertise: nature conservation, insects, urban nature, GIS, information systems and software development.
Timo Poutiainen, Dr. Sc. (Admin.).
Expertise: regional development, program evaluations, village planning, interviews.
Expertise: advertising, illustrations, graphics design.
Jarmo Saarikivi, PhD, (ecology) and M.Sc. (food science), is a teacher and researcher at the urban ecology research group of the University of Helsinki.
Expertise: Urban ecology, nature conservation, herpetology.