Pekka Koponen
Pekka Koponen
CEO, M.Sc, MBA

Pekka Koponen, Founder and CEO of Spinverse, has strong international experience in emerging technologies and markets. Pekka joined Nokia 1990 as a smart card expert for company’s first GSM phone. During the following 14 years he gained experience in R&D, strategy, marketing, sales and creating new ventures. His extensive international career includes expatriate assignments in China, Singapore, UK and Czech Republic. Pekka’s last position at Nokia was Partner in Nokia’s spin-off fund and before that Director of Strategy & Business Development at Nokia’s Software & Services-unit.

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Pekka Koponen
CEO, M.Sc, MBA
Matti Kuusisto
Matti Kuusisto
Director, Operations, M.Sc.

Matti has been working for Spinverse since 2008. As a Senior Consultant he was the team leader of the Technology Transfer & Scouting -team providing technology transfer and commercialization consultancy services for companies and research organizations.  In January 2013 he became Director of Operations and is currently in charge of Spinverse service production, M&O and F&C.

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Matti Kuusisto
Director, Operations, M.Sc.
Martti Husu
Martti Husu
Director, Russia, B.Sc. (Eng.), MBA

Martti is a senior consultant and heads Russian team at Spinverse. He possesses an international career with proven track record in creating new businesses, managing business entities, developing new geographical markets, product marketing and sales.

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Martti Husu
Director, Russia, B.Sc. (Eng.), MBA
Laura Kauhanen
Laura Kauhanen
Director, Europe, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Laura has been working for Spinverse since 2008. As a Consultant she was the team leader of the Markets and networks -team.  In January 2013 she became Director, Europe s and is currently in charge of Spinverse marketing and sales in Europe.

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Laura Kauhanen
Director, Europe, D.Sc. (Tech.)
Markku Heino
Markku Heino
Senior Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Markku is specialized in materials and nanotechnology. He has wide experience covering scientific research in academia, strategic application oriented R&D and practical product development applying new materials in industrial applications.

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Markku Heino
Senior Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.)
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Harry Sandström
Senior Consultant, M.Sc.

Harry Sandström has long experience in geological research and mining industry services and is currently coordinating the TEKES Green Mining programme at Spinverse.

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Harry Sandström
Senior Consultant, M.Sc.
Mikko Kaarela
Mikko Kaarela
Senior Consultant , M.Sc.(Eng.), MBA (IMD)

Mikko is a seasoned new business development expert and strategist. His versatile international experience covers various high technology businesses from industrial logistic and retail automation to electronic payments and heavy engineering. He has lived, studied and worked internationally his entire career, dealing with marketing and sales, business development and change management.

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Mikko Kaarela
Senior Consultant , M.Sc.(Eng.), MBA (IMD)
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Laura Juvonen
Senior Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Laura joined Spinverse in 2004. She is an experienced manager of large-scale innovation programs in the public-private interface. With 15+ years of versatile experience in advanced materials, her curent focus is especially on cleantech and sustainable solutions.

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Laura Juvonen
Senior Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.)
Pirjo Pasanen
Pirjo Pasanen
Senior Consultant, Ph.D.

Pirjo Pasanen is a senior consultant at Spinverse. She has long industry experience in nano- and information technology research, and managing collaborations between industry and academia. Her main expertise is in nanoelectronic systems, novel nanomaterials, and finding applications for new nanotechnology breakthroughs.

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Pirjo Pasanen
Senior Consultant, Ph.D.
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Miska Hakala
Senior Consultant, M.Sc.(Econ.)

Miska is innovative business developer with extensive experience from establishing new and revitalized old businesses through new strategies, organizations and partnerships. At Spinverse his main responsibility is to help customers to develop their innovation capabilities to develop new business. Miska is enthusiastic about bringing in agile startup mentality to corporate environment, promoting fast experimentation of new ideas and developing new business ideas through open innovation and partnering.

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Miska Hakala
Senior Consultant, M.Sc.(Econ.)
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Jorma Kaitera
Sales Manager, B.Sc

Jorma is working as a sales manager in the Innovation Mill team at Spinverse Since the year 1992.  Jorma has been working in different business development assignments both in the private as in the public sector.

The current phase of his professional career has concentrated on various business development operations including more than 25 years of experience in Technopolis Plc and other companies in Finland. As a result of these tasks Jorma has a large contact network consisting of Finnish companies, research organizations, funding agencies, technology development organizations and both municipal and industrial customers.

During his time in Technopolis Jorma has worked with start-ups and various Tekes  and EU projects. His main responsibilities in the Innovation Mill team are team management and co-operation with different corporations.

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Jorma Kaitera
Sales Manager, B.Sc
Maria Papina
Maria Papina
Regional Manager, Russia, M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Maria joined Spinverse in 2007 and currently serves as a Regional Manager. She has hands-on experience in business development, customer relationship management and has played an instrumental role in building Spinverse’s broad network and strong reputation in Russia.

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Maria Papina
Regional Manager, Russia, M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)
Lauri Tolvas
Lauri Tolvas
Regional Manager, China, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Lauri is working as Regional Manager, China for Spinverse. He is interested in customer value oriented commercialization of technologies and international business strategy.

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Lauri Tolvas
Regional Manager, China, M.Sc. (Tech.)
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Eero Huttunen
Sales Manager, M.Sc

Eero is working as a Sales Manager in Cleantech Innovation Mill team at Spinverse. Since the year 2004 Eero has been working in Cleantech business development assignments both in private and public sector.

From his researcher career Eero has gained a deep and diverse experience on environmental technologies, especially utilization of industrial by-products. Since 1997 his professional career has concentrated on various environmental business development operations including 17 years of experience in Technopolis Plc and other Finnish companies. As a result Eero has a large contact network consisting of environmental companies, research organizations, funding agencies, technology development organizations and both municipal and industrial customer segments. The current post in Innovation Mill team requires close co-operation with large corporations, startup –companies and Tekes.

 

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Eero Huttunen
Sales Manager, M.Sc
Sari Laitinen
Sari Laitinen
Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Sari is a consultant at Spinverse. Currently she works in coordination of Tekes funded Green Growth Programme (2011 – 2015) and in number of customer business development projects.

Sari is specialized in industrial service business development. Her expertise areas include customer understanding, customer-oriented service product definition and service productising as well as modular service product definition. She has also worked with the development of different kinds of business networks. Sari knows small-and-medium sized manufacturing and solution provider companies and has a deep understanding on their business development needs.

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Sari Laitinen
Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
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Eira Seppälä
Consultant, D.Sc.(Tech.)

Eira Seppälä joined Spinverse in 2013 as a Consultant. She has experience both from industry and academia, in research and project management. Her expertise ranges from nanotechnology and materials science to computational acoustics and radio implementation.

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Eira Seppälä
Consultant, D.Sc.(Tech.)
Dr. Eeva Viinikka
Eeva Viinikka
Consultant, Dr. Sc. (Tech)

Eeva Viinikka joined Spinverse in 2014 as a consultant. She has experience both from innovative clusters, high tech industry and academia. Her expertise ranges from nanotechnology, silicon wafers, MEMS and polymers to commercialization, tailored promotions and communications.

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Eeva Viinikka
Consultant, Dr. Sc. (Tech)
Christiane Hepp
Christiane Hepp
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)

Christiane is the Service Leader for Markets & Networks at Spinverse. She is the contact point for clients interested in cluster creation services, EU-projects and high-impact conferences. She focuses on seizing business opportunities for clients wanting to grow through emerging technologies and new markets, or to access new networks or partners in Europe, e.g. through EU-projects.

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Christiane Hepp
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
Oleg Rozhdestvenskiy
Oleg Rozhdestvenskiy
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Eng.)

Oleg is a Project Manager at the Russian office of Spinverse, located in St.Petersburg. He is mainly involved in market analysis, technology feasibility studies, technology scouting, economic analysis and reports, project management as well as identifying new business for the Russian branch of Spinverse. Oleg serves EU customers that are willing to explore the opportunities provided by the Russian market.

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Oleg Rozhdestvenskiy
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Eng.)
Julius Rissanen
Julius Rissanen
Senior Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Julius is a senior analyst at Spinverse. He has a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from Aalto University and he is interested in bringing technical and economic aspects together. In his Master’s Theses, he got to nourish this interest as he studied and participated in the development of a technology enabled service.

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Julius Rissanen
Senior Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech.)
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Kaisu Leppänen
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Chem.)

Kaisu is a Project Manager at Spinverse, specializing in technology and innovation program management and related projects. Her main focus areas are bioeconomy, materials and green technologies, and she is currently acting as the program manager for the Sustainable Bioenergy Solutions for Tomorrow (BEST) program.

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Kaisu Leppänen
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Chem.)
Tapio Poutiainen
Tapio Poutiainen
Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech)

Tapio is an analyst at Spinverse. He is currently co-coordinating Tekes Fuel Cell Programme and Demo2013 project, and also working with other consulting projects. His main focus areas are in the field of new energy technologies and energy economics.

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Tapio Poutiainen
Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech)
Vilja Vara
Vilja Vara
Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech)

Vilja is an analyst at Spinverse working on the coordination of large technology programmes.

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Vilja Vara
Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech)
Terhi Marttila
Terhi Marttila
Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Terhi is an analyst at Spinverse with the main interest being biotechnology and (bio)chemistry and the whole commercialization process from ideas to markets, with an aim to bring the ideas developed in laboratories together with wide business understanding.

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Terhi Marttila
Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Katri Saarinen
Katri Saarinen
Innovation Coordinator, BBA

Katri is working as an Innovation Coordinator in Spinverse. Her main responsibility is Innovation Mill program’s co-ordination, including preparing new development projects and Tekes applications to companies.

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Katri Saarinen
Innovation Coordinator, BBA
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Riitta Huhmarniemi
Innovation Coordinator, QBA

Riitta joined the Innovation Mill team in 2013. Her main responsibilities in the Innovation Mill team are:

  • preparation of new customer projects
  • applying for Tekes funding on behalf of customer’s projects
  • co-ordination of customer’s projects

 


												

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Riitta Huhmarniemi
Innovation Coordinator, QBA
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Katriina Forsström
Marketing Coordinator, M.Sc.Econ EEPA

Katriina Forsström is a Marketing Coordinator at Spinverse. Her focus is on organizing high-class technology-focused events and in various marketing activities.

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Katriina Forsström
Marketing Coordinator, M.Sc.Econ EEPA
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Yang Liu
Analyst, Market Coordinator, M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.)