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My work focuses on innovation management, innovation policy, and sustainability. I manage research projects in innovation studies and consult companies and public organizations in designing effective approaches to promote sustainable innovation.

Please contact me for any collaboration inquiries!

Research interests

Open innovation, sustainable and responsible innovation, radical and disruptive innovation, innovation management, innovation policy, digital innovation, procurement of innovation.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Doctor of Science (Tech), Innovation management, Aalto University

Award Date: 26 Jun 2018

Master, Master of Social Sciences (Economics), University of Helsinki

Award Date: 20 Jun 2012

Skills and expertise

  • Innovation Management
  • Innovation Policy
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration
  • Sustainability


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