Janne Porkka

Senior scientist

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  • Visiting address: Tekniikantie 21, FI-02150 Espoo, Finland, Postal address: P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044, Finland.

    FI-02150 Espoo



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Mr. Janne Porkka has twenty-year experience of international and domestic R&D projects. He is senior scientist at VTT Technical Research centre of Finland Ltd in ‘Smart cities and intelligent buildings’ team. His expertise covers digitalization in various life-cycle phases from planning to use and operation phases, including novel methods and technologies in buildings and infrastructures such as digital twins, BIM, infraBIM, 4D, VR, AR and KPIs.


Mr. Porkka has been active in almost 20 EU-funded projects and plenty of domestic ones. He is interested in data exchange and has contributed to format development on interoperability. Janne gets energised from creating ideas and likes facilitating with meeting methods. He highly values interaction between professionals and end user participation. He has contributed to a couple of scientific articles as well as tens of conference papers.


The team he works develops ‘VTT Research Platform’, a solution to collect, monitor, and control smart buildings and city through data points. Currently there are over 360 000 data points from over hundred buildings in Finland and other countries. The platform harmonises data from various sources and supplies added with operational digital twin utilising calculations, analysis, advanced machine learning and genetic algorithms, and online simulators.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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