- Our Experts -

Meet our highly skilled team

Display profiles in

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

Mikko J. Salminen

Director, Open Innovation, M.Sc. +358 50 387 0007

Matti Kuusisto

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

Niklas Weckström

VP New Business, M.Sc. +358 45 268 36 22

Markku Heino

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

Pirjo Pasanen

Principal Consultant, Ph.D. +358 50 483 6250

Eira Seppälä

Director, D.Sc. (Tech.) +358 50 486 0498

Timo Ropponen

Director, D.Sc. (Tech.) +358 50 588 0440

Eeva Viinikka

Principal Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 024 4099

Anssi Savisalo

Program Partner for Business Finland, M.Sc. (Arch.) +358 41 5389 353

Joni Turunen

Project Director, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 199 4776

Kaisu Leppänen

Senior Manager, M.Sc. (Chem.) +358 44 288 4824

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

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

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

Pentti Launonen

Ecosystem Leader, M.Sc. (Tech) +358 50 477 0306

Olga Duk

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

Lauri Kaipainen

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

Amir Moslemi

Business Development Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 50 309 9953

Eerika Ala-Kantti

Marketing Manager, M.Sc. (Econ.) +358 50 475 3940

Vilja Vara

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 744 2002

Andreas Lindberg

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 50 570 4796

Jani Adolfsson-Tallqvist

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 40 821 7156

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

Janne Kaukojärvi

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

Katri Saarinen

Financial Coordinator, BBA +358 40 743 0912

Hilla Pohjalainen

Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 50 340 9107

Miisa Salmela

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

Germain Courtois

Analyst, M.Sc. +358 50 3058 267

Virpi Palokangas

Executive Assistant +358 40 351 3710

- Careers -

Want to work in an award winning market innovation team?

See open positions

- News -

What our experts are writing about

spinbase

VTT finds Spinbase an excellent tool to identify suitable funding

6 Apr 2020

Technical Research Center (VTT) experts in the European Commission Programmes team are specialised in scouti...

CTO Forum CTO of the Year

The winners of the CTO of the Year 2020 in Finland are Jani Vilenius of Sandvik and Aki Mäkivirta of Genelec

3 Apr 2020

This year, the jury consisting of leading Finnish technology influencers chose Sandvik’s Director for Rese...

EU funding Green Deal

Europe invests in green technologies despite the corona crisis

27 Mar 2020

Europe is committed to be the first climate-neutral continent in the world and to reach this goal, the Europ...

startups edtech

Koulu.me highlights Finnish edtech companies for pedagogical content

27 Mar 2020

To support teachers in their important educational work during the coronavirus pandemic, Spinverse launched ...

startups News edtech

Finnish edtech companies unite to offer free access to distance learning apps for coronavirus-stricken schools

16 Mar 2020

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is closing schools worldwide and confines teachers and students at their ho...

startups News

Suomalaiset oppimisteknologian pioneerit tarjoavat ratkaisujaan etäopiskeluun ilmaiseksi koronan aikana

16 Mar 2020

Maailmaa ravisteleva koronaviruspandemia sulkee kouluja, jonka seurauksena opettajat ja oppilaat joutuvat j...