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Technopolis Workplace Talks April 2021: The workplace powering human performance

  • Inglise keel

What is the purpose of an office in the digital era?

The loss of cohesion and deep connection to others felt by many remote workers has turned our attention to the meaning of office. Many find that being away from a shared space takes not only a toll on wellbeing, but also on creativity and innovation.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Time: 15:30–16:30
  • Venue: online

How to create a brain-friendly workplace that makes us more creative, productive, happier – and better decision-makers?

In this talk, we will dive into  the neuroscience of how spaces influence human cognition and emotion. We will explore the science-based possibilities of enhancing wellbeing and the quality of thought by developing the spaces we inhabit.

The talk aims to answer the following questions:

  • How can spaces influence our concentration, memory, creativity and collaboration?
  • What is the point of having an office today?  
  • If office spaces were designed to support our brains at work, what would they look like?

You are most welcome to join us online!


15.30 Opening of the event
Niko Pulli, CEO of Technopolis
15.40 Katri Saarikivi
16.30 End of the event


Katri Saarikivi

  • cognitive neuroscientist
  • co-leading the CREDUProject at the Cognitive Brain Reasearch Unit at Helsinki University

Katri Saarikivi is a cognitive neuroscientist co-leading the CREDUProject at the Cognitive Brain Reasearch Unit at Helsinki University.

The project examines neural mechanisms involved in learning and collaboration, and how these mechanisms could be better supported by online as well as physical environments.

Alongside research, her goal is to open up the scientific method to the public, and help work organizations leverage and apply relevant new research to help them succeed in increasingly complex and fast-moving environments.

Event partner: Sympa

Sympa offers a fully customizable core HR solution and is one of the fastest-growing HR vendors in the Nordics.

Watch the recording of the latest Technopolis Workplace Talks virtual event