Open Call for 2023!

Would you like to work on your policy challenge with our talented students at Aalto University? We are looking for Finnish public organisations to provide student projects for our course Design for Government in March. If you work on sustainability transitions, governance or cross-cutting national-level challenges, please contact us!

Each year we collaborate with Finnish Ministries and public authorities to work together on current national-level issues with a human-centred and systemic approach. The course starts in March 2023 and lasts for 12 weeks.

Partners are required to:

  • Co-define a project challenge together with DfG team
  • Participate in 3 course-sessions
  • Pay Aalto standard commission fee

As a result of this course, you will receive a project proposal, compiled in a project report and final presentation. As part of the course activities, students conduct ethnographic qualitative research, involve different stakeholder groups in framing a shared understanding of the problem area, analyse opportunities with systems thinking perspective and design behavioural-based interventions. The DfG project proposals inform both policy-framing and policy implementations, by providing concrete examples of a policy in use within diverse realities and stakeholders involved.

You can find previous year’s examples here:

To discuss project collaborations for the DfG 2023 please contact: