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ICSTI 2010

ICSTI's (International Council for Scientific and Technical Information) Annual Conference 2010 take place for the first time in Helsinki, Finland, on June 10 and 11, 2010. The main theme of the conference -  From Information to Innovation - highlights the significance of information as the enabler and catalyst for scientific, technical and business developments and point to elements of success in building the future. There are three inspiring sub-themes:

  • Information as the lifeblood of research and innovation - Finnish cases
  • Intelligent information solutions and services
  • Creating the future - towards the global innovation economy

Conference proceedings (VTT Symposium 267)

The venue of the conference is Hotel Crowne Plaza in Helsinki.

The one-and-a-half day conference programme features e.g.  Mikko Kosonen from Sitra the Finnish Innovation Fund, Adam Bly from Seed Media Group, Tony Hey from Microsof t Research, Jay Katzen from Elsevier Science & Technology division and Hee-Yoon Choi from Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information as keynote speakers. See all speaker biographies.

Why attend this conference?

The competitive environment of research and business is continuously changing. Our information environment is expanding and becoming more fragmented. It becomes more difficult to distinguish reliable and high-class information from the enormous information flow available. Creating innovations will be more open, and practices keep changing in generating, distributing, receiving and utilizing information. This conference and exhibition will give you inspiration for a new mind-set and examples of the tools for future success. You will

  • learn how utilizing information accelerates scientific discovery and innovation
  • understand how your organization can more efficiently benefit from existing information and innovative information solutions
  • be able to network globally and share views with colleagues, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors
  • orient yourself to future innovation competencies and information environment
  • be able to experiment hands-on with innovative information tools.

Who should attend?

  • information and knowledge professionals and executives from corporate, academic and government sectors
  • chief information officers
  • executives, research and innovation professionals
  • information service providers
  • publishers and providers of online information
  • management and innovation consultants
  • science researcher


Those who are able to adopt information and create new knowledge more efficiently will succeed in the competitive environment.


The conference will be hosted by the Society for Finnish Information Specialists (Tietoasiantuntijat ry), VTT's Knowledge Solutions (VTT:n Tietoratkaisut) and the National Board of Patents and registration of Finland (Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus).

ICSTI Members' Meetings
Preceding the public conference, ICSTI will hold its General Assembly and other members' meetings on June 8 and 9, 2010. Members should go to the Members’ Only section of ICSTI for the schedule and agenda.


Additional information

Pirjo Kainu
Executive Manager, Society for Finnish Information Specialists
+358 9 541 8138, firstname.surname(at)tietoasiantuntijat.fi

Kirsi Tuominen
Head of VTT's Knowledge Solutions
+358 20 722 4370

Additional information

Pirjo Kainu
Executive Manager, Society for Finnish Information Specialists
+358 9 541 8138, firstname.surname(at)tietoasiantuntijat.fi

Kirsi Tuominen
Head of VTT's Knowledge Solutions
+358 20 722 4370

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