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Riikka Virkkunen


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Research interests

Promoting VTT’s strategy and boosting of European research in the area of Digitalizing Industries

Industrial Renewal  lighthouse with the focus on business disruption in manufacturing industries, re-birth of production and new ways to engage users and customers.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Helsinki University of Technology

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Research Output 1995 2017

  • 2 Book (editor)
  • 2 Other conference contribution
  • 2 Article

Proceedings of the 2nd Annual SMACC Research Seminar 2017

Aaltonen, J. (ed.), Virkkunen, R. (ed.), Koskinen, K. T. (ed.) & Kuivanen, R. (ed.), 2017, Tampere: Tampere University of Technology. 71 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook (editor)

Open Access

Productivity leap with ioT: Visions of the Internet of Things with a special focus on Global Asset Management and Smart Lighting

Jurvansuu, M. (ed.), Belloni, K. (ed.), Ailisto, H., Sihvonen, S., Tukeva, P., Aikio, J., Virkkunen, R., Kortelainen, H., Heilala, J., Rauma, T., Roine, M., van Gils, M., Ventä, O., Jantunen, E., Katainen, T., Lehtonen, M., Heinonen, R., Merilahti, J., Ketomäki, J., Hast, J. & 17 others, Peltola, J., Mäkelä, S-M., Könönen, V., Ahola, J., Juntunen, E., Katasonov, A., Hiltunen, J., Kaartinen, J., Savola, R., Savolainen, P., Soininen, J-P., Kiljander, J., Huusko, J., Airaksinen, M., Mäki, K., Strömmer, E. & Rönkä, K., 2013, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 99 p. (VTT Visions; No. 3).

Research output: Book/ReportBook (editor)

Open Access
Asset management
3D printers

Suunnittelusta käyttöön: virtuaalimalleja ja simulointeja suunnittelun avuksi

Virkkunen, R., 2005.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther conference contributionProfessional

Virtual engineering at VTT

Virkkunen, R. & Larkiola, J., 2003.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther conference contributionScientific

A new order of product development

Virkkunen, R., Alhainen, J. & Sirviö, M., 1996, In : Industrial Horizons. 1, p. 13-14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Activities 1988 2019

  • 14 Publication Peer-review
  • 8 Invited talk
  • 4 Oral presentation

Towards a Digital Materials and Manufacturing Alliance for European industry

Riikka Virkkunen (Invited speaker)
6 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

EU Industry Days, EMMC Stakeholder Session “Data for Materials and Manufacturing”

Riikka Virkkunen (Speaker)
5 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

How to interact with national platforms focusing on Industry 4.0

Riikka Virkkunen (Speaker)
30 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy

Riikka Virkkunen (Speaker)
1 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (Publisher)

Riikka Virkkunen (Reviewer), Kaisa Still (Editor), Lula Rosso (Editor)
8 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review