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Dr. Harri Kulmala


+358 40 840 6380

As an insider of European innovation systems and technology companies’ foresight and roadmaps, Harri is an active speaker, evaluator and writer regarding research & innovation activities, strategies, and policies. He started working in machine building and manufacturing business in 1990’s, changed from business to academic atmosphere and published more than 140 articles and reports on leadership and management in technology companies in 2000’s. In 2010’s, he has led DIMECC Ltd. as one of the first and largest public private partnership actors in Europe. Harri has experience on all the versatile aspects of inter-organisational collaboration and co-creation.
Active roles in innovation societies:
Member of strategic advisory board, Linz Center of Mechatronics, Linz, Austria, since 2020
Vice chairman of the board, The Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences, since 2020
Member of the board, Demola Global Ltd., Tampere, Finland, since 2018
Fellow, The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, London, UK, since 2012
Member of the High level group, ManuFuture European Technology Platform, Brussels, Belgium, since 2009
Expert member of the competitiveness and innovation committee, Technology Industries Finland, Helsinki, since 2009
Adjunct professor, LUT University, Lappeenranta, Finland, since 2005

Risto Lehtinen

Head of Co-Creation

+358 50 555 3900

Connect with Risto /in/ristolehtinen At DIMECC, Risto is involved in FIIF, FAME, DIMECC’s co-creation services, and portfolio management. Risto is a member of DIMECC’s Management Team and the permanent secretary of DIMECC’s Board of Directors. Key words: AI/ML, business models, 3D printing, cyber security, Iot, IIoT, EDIH, co-creation, RDI programs Prior to joining DIMECC in 2014 Risto worked over 27 years at Nokia in various management and leadership positions in Finland and in the U.S. In addition to gaining wide experience from the telecommunications industry, Risto was involved in several strategy implementation and change management projects. His specialties include strategy and business development, planning and analysis, partnering and collaboration, program/project management, as well as coaching and mentoring. Risto is also a trained scenario facilitator. Publications:
Tomi Kankainen

Tomi Kankainen

Chief Business Development Officer

+358 50 561 1161

At DIMECC, Tomi helps customers in identifying and implementing new digital businesses. Key words: business development, ecosystems, digital business Tomi has more than twenty years of experience on all organizational levels from a global corporate management team executive to a design team member. He has previously worked as CDO (Chief Digital Officer), and VP MOM Software business of Fastems Oy Ab, a supplier of MOM software, flexible manufacturing systems, and robotics-based automation.

Rauno Hatakka

Head of Ecosystems

+358 40 861 7617

At DIMECC, Rauno leads FAME (Finnish Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem) and helps DIMECC’s customers identify and implement new topics that bring competitive advantage.
Rauno has more than twenty years of experience at KONE, most recently as a member of the Global Technology and Innovation Management Team. He has previously worked as Head of Technology Management, KONE Technology and Innovation, responsible of Technology Management, Research, Patenting and Ideation. Rauno has built many ecosystems like KEKO (smart building ecosystem) and ISUF (intelligent sustainable urban flow), Rauno has also been responsible of KONE Veturi.
Key words: ecosystems, processes, product development, technology management, patenting
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Clémentine Arpiainen

Disruptive Renewal Scout

+358 40 660 3424

At DIMECC, Clémentine manages the REBOOT Skills project. Clémentine also participates to the other activities of the EU-team such as project preparations and other co-creation assignments.
Prior to joining DIMECC, Clémentine worked for almost 10 years in the public sector fostering regional and international co-creative solutions in diverse domains such as the digitalization of education, international talent integration, continuous learning, foresight for regional and business development or related to twin transition.
Key words: innovation, digital skills, twin transition, knowledge management, AI, cyber security, Iot, additive manufacturing, co-creation, customer-driven services, continuous learning.
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Jatkuvan oppimisen ekosysteemi : monipuolisilla kokeiluilla kohti alueellista synergiaa

Mrehan Elshehawy

Project Manager, Ecosystems

+358 40 840 0201

Medha Gupta

Scale-up Manager

+358 40 840 3495

Lisbet Frey

Program Manager

+358 40 840 0082

in/lisbetfrey/ Lisbet has strong expertise in policy and regulatory development and feels enthusiastic in creating an innovative and sustainable future. Her academic background is in international law. She has previously worked in regional development through multiple EU projects and networks in innovation policy and the twin transition. Lisbet has extensive experience in cross sectoral cooperation and working within diverse cultural and professional environments around the world. She has previously worked for the international maritime sector in the UK and the UAE. Her expertise in regulatory development and experience with Sustainable development will be an asset as she manages the Sustainable Reporting Tool (Interreg BSR SusTool) project that aids companies to respond to the CSR Directive requirements.
Sinikka Hartonen

Sinikka Hartonen

Senior Ecosystem Lead

+358 40 732 3164

Connect in LinkedIn in/hartonen-sinikka/ At DIMECC, Sinikka leads One Sea. She has been appointed as a Secretary General for One Sea Association. Sinikka is a seasoned leader with long experience in the transport industry. She has hands-on experience in shipping, as she started her career by sailing on merchant ships before joining the Finnish maritime and transportation administration, where she held several director and managerial positions. Sinikka has a wealth of experience working within diverse cultural and professional environments and has a proven track record of effectively building and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders from around the world. Keywords: international cooperation, business models, transport systems, digitalisation

Eetu Holstein

Ecosystem Lead

+358 40 840 8660

At DIMECC, eetu works as FAME (Finnish Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem) Ecosystem Lead.
 Eetu has a background in additive manufacturing industry at LUT University and Planmeca. Prior to DIMECC Eetu worked at Planmeca as 3D Printing Specialist where he gained knowledge from customer-driven products and technology development, 3D printing process optimization and AM in dental and medical field.
Keywords additive manufacturing, 3D printing
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Heli Jauhiainen

Executive Assistant

+358 408400108

Antti Karjaluoto

Disruptive Renewal Officer

+358 40 772 5440

Connect with Antti in LinkedIn: in/antti-karjaluoto/ At DIMECC, Antti leads the Finnish Advanced Manufacturing Network FAMN together with Kari Muranen. Antti is also leading some new R&D&I program preparations and special assignments, e.g. in the field of industrial cyber security. Key words: ecosystem, innovation, industrial data economy, data sharing, AI/ML, business models, cyber security, Iot, IIoT, EDIH, co-creation, RDI programs Prior to joining DIMECC in 2018, Antti worked over 12 years at Accenture Research being responsible for thought leadership paper writing, business research and analysis for IOT/Mobility on global basis. Publications:

Kaisa Kaukovirta

Communications and Marketing Manager


At DIMECC, Kaisa takes care of communications and marketing including web, social media, analytics,  press releases, annual reports etc. She has been involved in the dissemination of various research and development projects on national and EU level communicating on subjects such as AI, data, additive manufacturing and digitalization.
Prior to joining DIMECC in 2018 Kaisa has worked in media for over 15 years, for example as journalist and editor in newspapers.
Key words: communication, marketing, media, analytics, project dissemination
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Ville Lämsä

Manager, Program Planning and Preparations

+358 44 068 2724

At DIMECC, Ville is responsible for domestic and international R&D&I program planning and project preparations. Thus, he works in close collaboration with all ecosystems leads and program/project management. Keywords: program planning, project preparation, funding, project management Prior to joining DIMECC in 2023, Ville worked 17 years within academic and applied research, i.e., at Aalto University and VTT.

Marika Moilanen

Manager, Finance & Events

+358 44 729 0347

Kari Muranen

Senior Ecosystem Lead

+358 40 772 5934

At DIMECC, Kari leads the Intelligent Industry ecosystem together with Mr. Antti Karjaluoto. Kari’s role includes operative management of ecosystem, R&D&I program preparations, and special assignments and program management tasks in field of manufacturing industry. Kari also acts as Industrial domain working groups co-lead of Finnish GAIA-X Hub. Key words: ecosystem, digitalization, innovation, AI/ML, IoT, co-creation, RDI programs, industrial data economy, data sharing Prior to joining DIMECC in 2019, Kari worked over 16 years at Accenture in various technology consulting, program & service management positions. In these roles Kari gained professional expertise from industrial equipment, transportation, and telecom industries.

Dr. Arto Peltomaa

Program Manager

+358 40 551 1434

At DIMECC Arto is involved in program management and FIIF activities. His current program management and co-creation activities focus on digitalization, automation, Industrial Internet, Artificial intelligence. Key words:  digitalization, automation, RDI programs, Industrial Internet, AI/ML, IoT, Digital Twin Arto has over 30 years’ experience in managing automation R&D in Finnish and international metal industry (Rauma-Repola, Rauma, Metso, John Deere).  He joined DIMECC as program manager 2014.

Doris Pryjma

Manager, EU Relations & Collaboration

+358 40 840 6700

linkedin/in/doris-pryjma At DIMECC, Doris’ role includes preparing and managing EU projects that have a special focus on supporting SMEs in the manufacturing industry via digitalization, sustainability, as well as upskilling and re-skilling. Doris is also responsible for DIMECC’s Demobooster service that aims to boost innovation by providing a match-making platform for appliers and producers. Doris has over 10 years of experience working in different areas such as research and education, project management, communication, marketing, and sales. She has international experience from Brazil where she lived for 5 years and also worked as an entrepreneur. Doris’ educational background is in biomaterials engineering and she has also studied corporate communication, industrial management, and languages. She completed her Vocational Teacher Education studies at JAMK in 2020. Key words: EU relations, collaboration, program planning, facilitation, Demobooster Publications: Perceptions of Roles and Characteristics of Buyers and Sellers in Business-to-Business Relationships (Doris Jansson, Mika Ojala, and Tommi Mahlamäki, working paper for IMP 2011 Conference) Development and characterization of chitosan-plasmid DNA nanoparticles (Master of Science Thesis)

Marko Rahikainen

Ecosystem Lead

+358 40 513 5560

Captain, Master Mariner Connect in LinkedIn At DIMECC, Marko leads the One Sea ecosystem together with Sinikka Hartonen. Keywords: maritime, IMO, legislation, regulation, EU Prior to DIMECC, Marko worked for Traficom. He has extensive experience in maritime administration. During his career, he has attended more than fifty meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and a number of meetings on the regulation and control of maritime transport in the European Union. Marko is also a Captain and Master Mariner. Deck-side duties on crew and officers on crude oil and gas tankers and on container, ro-ro and dry cargo vessels, as well as duties on supervising the construction of new vessels as a representative of a shipping company or authority, provide a practical perspective on regulatory work.

Dr. Sanni Siltanen

Senior Ecosystem Lead

+358 50 585 0145

Teppo Suominen

Senior Ecosystem Lead

+358 40 5721 570

At DIMECC, Teppo co-leads the Software Engineering Ecosystem. Teppo is also in charge of facilitating and preparing co-innovation and co-creation projects and programs. Keywords: ecosystem, facilitation, co-creation, business development, digitalization Teppo has extensive experience in the software field, with facilitation and team leadership in various fields and positions. Prior to joining DIMCC, he’s worked in the IT field and public sector with business and strategy management, pedagogics and education, and leadership.

Eija Syrjämäki

Ecosystem Facilitator

+358 40 840 1395

Dr. Seppo Tikkanen

Senior Ecosystem Lead

+358 40 840 2780

Article with Yrjö Neuvo / Artikkeli Yrjö Neuvon kanssa: Yritysten ja yliopistojen yhteistyöstä TKI-toiminnassa

Phong Truong

Ecosystem Facilitator

+358 45 350 3778

Linkedin: /in/phongtruong-profile/ At DIMECC, Phong focuses on driving VAMOS Ecosystem for Autonomous Mobility in Smart Spaces to its goal. Before joining DIMECC, Phong spent 4 years working with interdisciplinary R&D and innovation projects in international settings at KONE, F-Secure, and WithSecure. He has coordinated many projects from conception to launch, driven cross-functional teams, and conducted multidisciplinary research. He has been involved in initiatives like smart city, virtual reality and digital twin in the construction industry, and AI in cybersecurity to improve existing and develop new products and services. Phong’s expertise is in design thinking to solve wicked problems that many companies face nowadays in the ever-changing world. He has helped and hopes to continue assisting companies in adopting and innovating technologies in a more user-centric manner. Phong holds an MSc. (Tech) in International Design Business Management from Aalto University and a BSc. (Eng) in Environmental Engineering from XAMK.

Verneri Åberg

Senior Ecosystem Lead

+358 50 517 8955