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-           Connecting forest-bioeconomy actors

The purpose of the project is to recognized and evaluate new possibilities to create value in the forest-bioeconomy sector. This is done by 1) recognizing new or underutilized stakeholder combinations, 2) creating service prototypes together with them and 3) evaluating the service concepts in practice.

This is one of the twelve Tandem Forest Value -projects – bilateral research programs within forestry and the forest products industry. The purpose is to strengthen and develop bilateral research collaboration in a durable fashion between actors in the field of forestry and industrial forestry in Finland and Sweden. Tandem Forest Values started as Sweden’s official gift to Finland’s centenary of independence celebrations in 2017. The duration of the ValueConenct is 2019-2020.


Photo from KSLA-ceremoni

Research semniar (26th of May) 



Mattila, O., Korhonen, A., Pöyry, E., Hauru, K., Holopainen, J., Parvinen, P. (2020). Restoration in a virtual reality forest environment. Computers in Human Behavior, 107, art. no. 106295. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2020.106295

Holopainen, J., Mattila, O., Pöyry, E., Parvinen, P. (2020). Applying design science research methodology in the development of virtual reality forest management services. Forest Policy and Economics, 116, art. no. 102190. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102190

Mattila, O., Pöyry, E., Parvinen, P., Holopainen, J., Tuunanen, T. (2021) Rocking the Process: Towards Collaborative Service Designs Using VR Technology. (to be submitted in H1 2020 to Journal of Service Research)

Mattila, O., Holopainen, J., Parvinen, P., Pöyry, E. 2021. Elements of restorative breaks in virtual forest. To be submitted in H1 2021 to Environment and behavior.


Master’s theses

Mäkelä, P. (2021). Uncertainty and regret in forest owners’ decision situations. To be submitted in H1 2021

Wärnelius, A. (2021). Värdeförluster i skogsfastighetsmarknaden.

About program

Published: 17 May 2021 - Page editor: elias.andersson@slu.se

Contact in SLU

Osmo Mattila

Phone:   +358 44 0308 177