Minna Koskelo is a pioneer of futures design in Finland with 20 years of working history. Futures design is a new participatory, human-centric domain, which includes foresight business and design rooted in systems thinking. With this approach she helps organizations and people to learn about and co-design desired futures. Besides consulting, training and coaching Koskelo is a keynote speaker.
Koskelo holds a Master’s degree in Service innovation and Design and is also a professional teacher and trained coach (Neuroleadership Group). Before becoming an entrepreneur Koskelo worked in TBWA Helsinki in early 2000. Koskelo founded Futures Design Agency 11Helsinki in 2017. There is always 11th hour for foresight.
Koskelo is also the founder and leader of Futures Finland Association, which promotes futures thinking in Finland, develops the industry further and builds community for futurists. Koskelo is a Full member at the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Koskelo’s book about futures design in decision making was published late 2021.
Additionally Koskelo is a co-founder of Futures Day, which promotes futures awareness and is targeted for everyone: citizens, companies and municipalities. Futures day got a National foresight award in 2019.
The award was granted in the field of foresight by Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (Finland), Finnish National Agency for Education and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.
Positions of trust:
Futures Finland, Chairman of the Board
Children and Youth Foundation, Advisor
Itla Children’s Foundation, National foresight advisory board for children and family politics, Permanent expert 2019-2023