There are a lot of possibilities creating new work in home environments from traditional maintenance to modern services, from gardening to food production, from community-based work to work as a capital and as a concrete tool in construction.  Integrating work and home has transformative capacity as it does not force the weakest among us to the labor market, where they perform badly or not at all. This could be experimented already in Y-Foundation’s or any other housing company’s properties: for example sharing tasks from the house, creating value trough community projects and the housing company actively seeking work from the markets.

The Y-Foundation is a Developer and Global Forerunner of the Housing First principle. The Y-Foundation offers affordable rental housing in Finland. The Y-Foundation is the leader in eradicating homelesness with its Housing First approach. Now it is setting a new standard where those in need will get a home and work combined. At the core of the idea is capital that the inhabitants create whilst working.

Twitter handles: @JKaakinen @lassyj @kimmoronka


Images: The Y-Foundation (c)

The COVID Pandemic has forced all the governments in the world to react and change rapidly. However, when we start coming out, the real Transformation work starts. How can governments reimagine themselves, not as agents of industrial growth, but as Arenas of Imagination and experimentation? I nstead of going back to the unsustainable normal, how can we take a new direction? In this conversation, we will discuss these particularly in the context of education and life-long-learning.

The purpose of this session is to find new viewpoints for the current Finnish government from the UNTITLED community. We will explore what education and learning means in a post-industrial and post-growth setting, where the purpose of developing oneself is not solely being able to compete in the labor market, but also to provide a wider benefit to society. 

Li Andersson is the Minister of Education in Finland. She is the Party Leader of the Left Alliance.


Twitter: @liandersson

Bio and Photo: Ministry of Education and Culture (c)

In the time of Planetary and Cognitive capitalism, the total, Extractive logics of the market seek to expand and tap into every potential, transaction, aspect and material of our world and bodies – and also our time. No habitable positions remain “outside” the terrain of profit.To Survive, we all develop defenses against it, and adjust the set of compromises made when inhabiting it.

How do we live “within and against” commodified time? What time is love?

Tuomas Toivonen is a Helsinki-based architect and musician. In 2005, he founded NOW Architectural Studio in partnership with his wife Nene Tsuboi. In 2013, Toivonen and Tsoboi notably designed a public sauna called The Culture Sauna. In addition to Solo musical projects, Toivonen also performs with the Giant Robot music group. [ Bio Source: Finnish Design Shop ]

Twitter: @tuomastoivonen

Website: NOW

Welcome to a conversation and experimentation workshops to imagine what would be the new contract and universal basic insurance for a better life. At this point my company ( is taking the imagination forward and the project code name is Universal Basic Hope.

Welcome on Thursday to have a conversation about the just-cause and on Friday 18th at 11am EEST (9am GMT) to co-create an experimentation.

The UBH (Universal Basic Hope) is about creating a service and platform where we all can make better choices regarding our life and realize the impact of our choices in the feeling of relevance and meaning. The scope of the idea is to respond to too small worriers early enough, create glimpses of hope and provide practical solutions to improve life. I am challenging the fundamentals of welfare society. My argument is that the current system is siloed and focused to solve everyday problems too late. The other objective is to remove or make fast, easy but dangerous solutions to worries obsolete. With this I mean especially quick loan providers with greedy interest programs.

The UBH is not yet out there. Collaborating with the Untitled Festival and with you is in key role on my journey to make real life experiments first in Finland and then later in the EU. At this point the service concept prototype is being developed and we are starting customer validations this fall. So far we have done extensive research about the current macro-level social welfare system and also investigated together with Demos Helsinki about the everyday worries that we finns have today.

My goal is to imagine a new contract for the social security and welfare system; find a solution that is adaptive to personal life situations, empowering not shameful, compassionate not dangerous and understanding the true nature of everyday life.

Developing the evolution of social welfare systems like in Finland is a daunting task. In fact the system I have a privilege to live in is close to perfect. I am sure that every system has room to improve even the one from the happiest country in the world. I invite everyone to imagine how we can create a engaging, motivating, uplifting and ethically sound system that we can provide not only in Finland but for the rest of the world.

Mikko-Pekka Hanski is the founder of the experiment and happy to connect with everyone who wants to reimagine social systems! In addition to imagining a better future Mikko-Pekka is a Co-Founder and Head of Studio for a global design agency Idean. He is also a board member in several organizations such as the JRC, the Children and Youth Foundation   and the Design Forum .

Twitter handle: @mphanski


This conversation will be based on Saul Griffith and Alex Laskey’s recently published ‘Rewiring America’ ( ) – a significant call to action for electrifying and decarbonizing the US economy. We’ll discuss their plan and ask, should other countries (including Finland) respond with similar initiatives; and what might they replicate or do differently?
Jyri Engeström is a Partner at Yes VC , a San Francisco-based early-stage venture capital firm focused on companies connected with social movements. He founded two internet companies, Jaiku (acquired by Google) and Ditto (acquired by Groupon). He has invested in many companies including Iceye, monitoring the effects of climate change with Radar satellites. Together with his partner Caterina Fake, he helps produce the Should This Exist? podcast about Humanity and technology.
Twitter: @jyri
Photo: Jyri Engeström (c)

The future of Europe is laying on the foundation of robotization and digitization of its companies aiming the EU innovation funding on building the Ecosystem of knowledge transfer, allowing each company to access and absorb relevant Industry 4.0 technology solutions. For that, the for 2021-2027 regional support of Digital Innovation Hubs will be crucial. In order to realize the potential of robotization and digitalization of the European economy we will show the actual cascade funding for technology transfer experiments that will demonstrate the future reality of funding programs. Join us in discussing the fears, fains and tools to shape the future.

Industry 4.0 freaks: Startups, Technology providers, Research Organizations, Small and Medium companies that want to absorb the right industrial solutions in the right time are all invited to participate in this session.

FundingBox is the leading platform in Europe to support tech startups with equity free funding from Governments has supported more close to 200 startups and has been engaged in close to 20 EC funded initiatives Distribution 120 million euros to startups and researchers. is shaping the European innovation funding reality and they are convinced that the next 7 years will be crucial for digital Transformation of European industry and Deployment of Digital Innovation Hubs as regional one-stop-shops serving the ready-to-implement technological solutions in the local companies. It’s time to understand the new funding order and use it properly for EU growth.

 Sanyu Karani is the CEO and co-founder of FundingBox, the leading platform in Europe to support tech startups with equity free funding from Governments.




Irene Car rión-Álvarez is the leader of the Innovation Department at FundingBox focusing on Fundingbox new projects opportunities in the area of ​​innovation & entrepreneurship support, social innovation, CSR.



Kuba Kruszelnicki is Technology Transfer and Sustainability Manager at Fundingbox focusing on the exploitation and commercialization of projects results as well as on long-term Sustainability strategies involving regional authorities and corporate partners.


Twitter handle: @FundingBox


Photos: Kuba Kruszelnicki (c)

We have to reimagine the democratic process by breaking out of the traditional governmental pattern of “decide, do, defend”. In an age of personalization, people feel left behind by government – decisions are remote and inflexible, and they cannot easily make real changes in their communities and societies. How can we develop a more participatory, conversational, Collaborative and inclusive way of democracy, where participation opportunities are paired with the skills for effective participation, and voices from every community are heard?

Is it possible to break up the concept of democracy as an every-five-year process and bring it directly to People’s daily lives? How can we engage in frequent democratic participation beyond the traditional spaces of government? How can we root social conversations into governance systems? Where could democracy be, on a positive timeline, after 10 years? What changes would be needed? How would decisions be different?

The conversation on Day 1 tackle the long-term vision in preperation for Day 2, where we will think about what the first year of that transformation looks like. What can we do in the present, within a year? What are some practical ways to put down the first brick of the new government model depicted? Decision makers, politicians, policy makers, local organizations, emerging or big corporations, citizens, and really anyone interested in social participation, engagement, democracy and collaboration are all welcome to the sessions.

Anthony Zacharzewski is the founder and president of  The Democratic Society [DemSoc], a non-profit organization focusing on Civic participation and new models of governance. DemSoc works for greater participation and dialogue in democracy. Anthony is interested in supporting governments, parliaments and any organization in the process of decision making. He is also interested in understanding how the sporadic and developing practice of democratic participation can become a stable, sustainable way of working.

Twitter: @demsoc; @anthonyzach



What is rewarding work? It is something we think work should be for everyone: that the work each and every one of us does feels rewarding, but just as importantly we don’t forget to reward the work of others.

For us, the concept of Rewarding Work embodies the collective future. A future where we care for ourselves but also for each other. It is through the concept of Rewarding Work that we want to take an open-minded look at the future of work life, society and the role of trade unions in them.

In this session participants are asked to open their minds and step into the shoes of others. We work together in order to form a vision of collective future where Rewarding Work – in all it’s many shapes and forms – is something that belongs to us all.  

Service Union PAM wants to be a strong, relevant, modern union for years to come. We realize that we need to throw many balls into the air and Rethink, redo and maybe even restart our union movement. We want to listen to the views of a wide array of people on the role of the Union in shaping the future of work and society. What concrete steps should we take? How would you define a Union if the movement was created today?

PAM logoWith its 220,000 members Service Union PAM is the biggest trade union in Finland. We represent people employed in the private service sector. So next time in Finland you visit a store, a restaurant or see your office Cleaner, say hi! They are now likely to be a member of PAM. Check out this video for more about PAM’s work.

Twitter handle (s): @pamliitto  @mlaakkonen @AVeirto

Related Untitled Agenda Themes : Reimagining the Contract, Reimagining Economy


Image: PAM,

Imagine a society where government operations are totally transparent and processes traceable. Distributed Ledger Technology  (DLT), such as blockchain, is scaling upwards in public administration and is claimed to offer new radical possibilities to increase transparency and efficiency, while decreasing bureaucracy in public operations.

Will we have the ability to identify and monitor all the information and events associated with public policies? How would it affect people, governments and civil servants or institutional trust in the societies? During the conversation we will explore the possibilities, challenges and risks of transparency and traceability in public governance. 

The impact of transparency is tested through four experiments run by the TOKEN project, where public organisations are implementing DLT-based solutions in their services such as public grant distribution, mobility, smart city services and public procurement. 

Launched in January 2020, TOKEN – Transformative Impact of Blockchain Technologies in Public Services – is an EU funded project whose ultimate goal is to develop an experimental ecosystem to enable the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology and to prove its value, via highly replicable Use Cases, as a driver for the transformation of public services. TOKEN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No. 825268. 


Twitter handle: @TOKEN_EU

Related Untitled Agenda Theme: Reimagining power


Image: TOKEN,

This conversation reimagines models of data ownership: Who has a say on how data is used, collected and made available for others to use? For citizens, companies and NGOs alike, how can we ensure that the data produced by them and about themselves is used in a way that they desire? And what are the consequences of moving away from extractivist data practices, towards an era of data agency?

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the immutability of the transactions they record offer one possible tool to move forwards: models of data ownership and especially the effects of transparency are explored in four experiments run by Token project, where public organisations are implementing DLT-based solutions in their services such as public grant distribution, mobility, smart city services and public procurement. 

Launched in January 2020, TOKEN (Transformative Impact Of BlocKchain tEchnologies iN Public Services) is an EU funded project. Its ultimate goal is to develop an experimental ecosystem enabling the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology and to prove its value as a driver for the transformation of public services, via highly replicable Use Cases. TOKEN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No. 825268. 

Twitter handle: @TOKEN_EU

Related Untitled Agenda Theme: Reimagining power, Reimagining the contract


Image: TOKEN,