This is our team of experts

our experts

Meet our highly skilled team

Our team has over 60 international professionals in Finland and abroad. These people have a unique combination of innovation consulting, leadership and project management skills coupled with vast industry and technology knowledge in our focus segments.

Pekka Koponen

Chairman, Founder

+358 40 545 0008

Laura Koponen

Chief Executive Officer, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 350 0898

Risto Savolainen

Vice President, M.Sc. (Tech.), Sustainable Industries

+358 50 523 8628

Patrick Halford

Vice President, Digital Industries

+358 40 770 8354

Maria Papina

Director, M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Eng.), Growth Companies

Swe: +46 70 844 9777; Fin: +358 40 770 0055

Niklas Weckström

Vice President, New Business, M.Sc.

+358 45 268 36 22

Mikko J. Salminen

Director, Open Innovation, M.Sc.

+358 50 387 0007

Matti Kuusisto

Chief Financial Officer, M.Sc.

+358 50 553 9257

Markku Heino

Principal Consultant, Ecosystem Leader, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 7191221

Eira Seppälä

Director, ICT & electronics, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 486 0498

Pirjo Pasanen

Principal Consultant, Ph.D.

+358 50 483 6250

Kaisu Leppänen

Director, M.Sc. (Chem.)

+358 44 288 4824

Timo Ropponen

Director, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 588 0440

Eeva Viinikka

Principal Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 024 4099

Joni Turunen

Project Director, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 199 4776

Veronica Santini

Senior Manager, Ph.D.

+49 (0)3058913342

Anu Ilmonen

Senior Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 400 263251

Heli Teerenhovi

Senior Manager, M.Sc. (Biol.)

+358 40 537 5593

Riikka Paasikivi

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Chem.Eng.)

+358 50 521 5944

Lauri Aikala

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Chem.Eng.)

+358 50 3737 200

Jani Peurakoski

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ)

+358 50 344 7739

Jyrki Salmi

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (For.Econ.)

+358 50 305 4970

Sari Kola

Senior Consultant, Strategy & Innovation Management, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 5416461

Satu Ek

Senior Project Manager D.Sc.(Tech.)

+358 44 241 7344

Rohit Sood

Senior Project Manager, Ph.D. (Chem)

+358 50 530 2863

Pekka Torvinen

Senior Project Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 344 4322

Virpi Martikainen

Analyst

+358 50 436 5544

Anssi Savisalo

Program Partner for Business Finland, M.Sc. (Arch.)

+358 41 5389 353

John Sperryn

Project Manager, M.Sc.

+358 45 314 8404

Susanna Kiijärvi

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc., MBA

+358 50 514 1224

Maria Rinkkala

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 3705938

Miguel Lopes

Project Manager, (M.Sc, Ph.D)

+358 50 401 0015

Mikael Sundholm

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 554 4851

Leena Vedenpää

Project Manager, M.Sc (Tech.), M.Sc (Econ.)

+358 50 560 60 53

Malin Tverin

Project Manager, PhD

+358 40 5603 442

Andreas Lindberg

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 570 4796

Pentti Launonen

Ecosystem Leader, M.Sc. (Tech)

+358 50 477 0306

Jani Adolfsson-Tallqvist

Innovation Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 821 7156

Eerika Ala-Kantti

Marketing Manager, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 50 475 3940

Amir Moslemi

Business Development Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 309 9953

Vilja Vara

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 744 2002

Sonja Lätti

Consultant, Ph. D. (Econ.)

+358 50 511 7232

Antero Vesterinen

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 50 3551898

Erika Forstén

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 0686160

Riina Takamaa

Consultant, Ph.D. (Chem)

+358 40 1502 642

Janne Kaukojärvi

Consultant, M.Sc. (Eng.)

Swe: +46 70 8449760; Fin: +358 50 5286197

Sonja Auvinen

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech,)

+358 50 313 6175

Anna Laitinen

Consultant, M, Sc, (Agr, & For.)

+358 46 9208 868

Miisa Salmela

Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 44 067 1681

Jayden Khakurel

Consultant, D.Sc, (Tech.)

+358 50 478 3637

Katri Saarinen

Financial Coordinator, BBA

+358 40 743 0912

Saija Juslén

Consultant, M.Soc.Sc.

+358 50 477 2600

Maarit Liimatta

Communications Specialist (M.A., MTi)

+358 50 518 94 67

Hilla Pohjalainen

Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 340 9107

Germain Courtois

Analyst, M.Sc.

+358 50 3058 267

Johanna Pasanen

Consultant, M.H.Sc (Health Econ.) & M.Sc (IHC)

+358 50 517 4884

Vanessa Salmela

Analyst, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 45 133 3735

Anni Koponen

Analyst, M.Sc. (Env. eng.)

+358 50 4072 723

Arttu Toikka

Analyst, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 46 922 8519

Johannes Ahvo

Junior Analyst (B.Soc.Sc.)

+358 50 516 3947

Virpi Palokangas

Executive Assistant

+358 40 351 3710