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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

Award Date: 14 May 1993

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Research Output

  • 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
  • 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


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

    EFFRA vision for manufacturing: examples of SME-driven innovations for robotics and AI

    Riikka Virkkunen (Speaker)

    14 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Factories of the future and digital innovations (in side event of ICT proposers day)

    Riikka Virkkunen (Speaker)

    18 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    AR & VR can bring pace in Smart Manufacturing Design, Safety, Operations and Servicing

    Riikka Virkkunen (Speaker)

    13 Jun 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

    Manufacturing in the digitalized era

    Riikka Virkkunen (Invited speaker)

    6 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation