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Niina Kuusanniemi-Abbotts

Project Manager, M. Eng. (eng)

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Niina Kuusanniemi-Abbotts joined Spinverse in spring 2020 as a Project Manager in the Bioeconomy team, with a focus on preparing applications for EU funding.

Niina graduated in 2005 from Durham University in the UK with a MEng in general engineering and spent the first years of her career in water and environmental engineering consulting. Since moving to Finland in 2009, she pivoted to helping cleantech SMEs internationalise and access innovation funding, and spent 8 years attracting foreign direct investment to the Finnish cleantech, renewable energy and smart mobility sectors. Immediately prior to joining Spinverse, Niina worked as an independent sustainable business and emerging technology consultant, engaged in projects as diverse as  creating an autonomous aerial vehicle ecosystem at a new airfield, to reviewing international institution policy developments around an equitable and fair circular economy.

In her spare time, Niina can be found outdoors learning from nature’s ingenious evolutionary adaptations and thinking about how these design lessons can be applied to create innovations in business and technology. She is currently completing her MS Biomimicry studies at Arizona State University and is training to become the first Certified Biomimicry Professional in the Nordics.

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Manufacturing & EnergyICT & Security

Multipartner European consortium develops IoT solutions for harsh industrial conditions

CHARM (Challenging environments tolerant Smart systems for IoT and AI) develops IoT solutions for harsh industrial conditions in the manufacturing industry using ECS technologies, develop...

Public sector

VTT finds Spinbase an excellent tool to identify suitable funding

Technical Research Center (VTT) experts in European Commission Programmes team are specialised in scouting for suitable EU-funded calls to find funding for the VTT research projects. Isab...

Public sector

How Tampere University revolutionised their process of finding the suitable funding opportunities for future projects

Spinbase is a tool developed by Spinverse to ease the complex task of finding the most suitable EU funding instrument for various R&D projects and at the same time, for identifying th...