Iina Koskinen (MA) is specialized in research impact and interaction between science and society.
Iina develops co-creation methods and acts as a stakeholder engagement and interaction specialist for example in strategic research projects such as BIBU and Winland, funded by the Academy of Finland. Iina is Senior Expert in Science in Society -team.
Iina’s core competences include
– research impact
– research co-creation
– strategic stakeholder engagement
Co-creation refers to a process where people solve problems and exploit opportunities together. In scientific research, co-creation means that researchers and stakeholders define together research themes, questions, processes and end-products.
“Grand challenges facing society and nature cannot be solved solely with scientific research. We need collaboration among scientists and actors from different sectors of society. This call for collaboration is an excellent opportunity for researchers to promote their expertise and insights on the most topical problems that society should address and allocate resources for.”
Iina has worked extensively as an science communicator and interaction expert in various organisations such as University of Helsinki, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the biggest science festival in the Nordic countries, Tieteenpäivät.
Iina is co-author of Tutkimuksesta toimintaan – tieteentekijän opas viestintään ja vaikuttamiseen (Arthouse 2018).