Jouko Heikkilä

research scientist

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1989 …2023

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Short bio

During his career at VTT since 1987, Jouko Heikkilä’s research has concerned identification and management of challenges especially from the sociotechnical and systemic viewpoints and also in the framework of application new technologies and organisational changes. He has both developed and used methods and tools for the above mentioned purposes.

He has done both the research work and given support for operations development in companies and other organisations. The support for companies has included production of guidelines, training, seminars, interviews, surveys and workshops. 

Safety has been in his focus from the beginning. Since 2016, the main focus of his work has been on different aspects of circular economy including recycling, resource sharing, remanufacturing, product as a service models and procuct data in circular economy.  

His research has been carried out in the context various industries including chemicals, oil refining, pulp and paper, metals, machinery, ICT, textile, energy, construction, road traffic, railways, health care, and public authorities. He has participated in various national and international research projects as well as practical customer work on his field. He has worked as a project manager as well as a researcher and expert.

Research interests

Circular Economy business models, challenges and opportunities; Information utilization in Circular Economy; Remanufacturing Business development, Product as a Service, Risk and safety management, Organisational and human aspects, Behaviour Change, Gamification

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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