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Pekka Koponen

Chairman, Founder +358 40 545 0008

Laura Koponen

Managing Director, D.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 350 0898

Risto Savolainen

Vice President, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 50 523 8628

Patrick Halford

Vice President, Key Digital Technologies +358 40 770 8354

Maria Papina

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

Director, Operations, M.Sc. +358 50 553 9257

Markku Heino

Principal Consultant, Ecosystem Leader, D.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 7191221

Eira Seppälä

Director, 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

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

Paula Pennanen

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 719 3856

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

Project Manager +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

Project Manager, M.Sc., MBA +358 50 514 1224

Maria Rinkkala

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 50 3705938

Miguel Lopes

Project Manager, (M.Sc, Ph.D) +358 50 401 0015

Mikael Sundholm

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 554 4851

Leena Vedenpää

Project Manager, M.Sc (Tech.), M.Sc (Econ.) +358 50 560 60 53

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

Olga Duk

Innovation Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.) +358 40 658 7888

Lauri Kaipainen

Innovation Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.) +358 50 369 5996

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

Antero Vesterinen

Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.) +358 50 3551898

Sonja Lätti

Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.) +358 50 511 7232

Erika Forstén

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 0686160

Riina Häkkinen

Consultant, Ph.D. (Chem) +358 40 1502 642

Janne Kaukojärvi

Consultant, M.Sc. (Eng.) Swe: +46 70 8449760; Fin: +358 50 5286197

Miisa Salmela

Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.) +358 44 067 1681

Katri Saarinen

Financial Coordinator, BBA +358 40 743 0912

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

Analyst, 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

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