Anne Gustafsson-Pesonen

Director

Wide know-how of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education; education, research and developing, leading and enterprise culture, national and international university and network cooperation, RDI-know-how and long experience of leadership work.

anne.gustaffson-pesonen@xamk.fi
040 834 4217

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Niko Arola

RDI Specialist

Networked and developing orientated Russian-professional. Know-how of SME’s internationalization and advancing young entrepreneurships. .

niko.arola@xamk.fi
040 538 0961

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Eila Avelin

Project Manager

JOKO – The new directions of leading -project. Trains superiors, directors and entrepreneurs for example about utilizing the difference of humans in the work community. Balance and assistance work are important in life. Part-time entrepreneur and first aid 1 and 2 trainer of The Finnish Association for Mental Health. Believes in the power of concrete acts and small steps and in the possibilities of own resources.

eila.avelin@xamk.fi
044 505 0404

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Jari Handelberg

Project Manager

Expertise: New Venture Creation, International New Ventures, Entrepreneurial team formation, Strategic Management, Creative Industries/Economy, Methodologies of Social/Natural Science
Research focus: Entrepreneurial top management teams, Firm growth, New business models, Immaterial value creation, Institutional entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship ecosystem, Creative economy

jari.handelberg@xamk.fi
050 438 5736

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Jade Hirvonen

Know-how of projects of event production. Strong know-how in the service industry, also has international experience. Good IT-skills and strong showmanship and organizing skills. Good knowledge of languages and visual skills. Varied experience: research interviews, event organizing, hosting of international guests and developing new and already existing ideas.

jade.hirvonen@xamk.fi
040 167 6918

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Elisa Kaasinen

Operated in various coordination and organizing tasks and among projects and internationality. Particularly interested in marketing and communications, writing, internationalization and entrepreneurship. Coordination of MiniMikkeli and YKTT2020 events.

elisa.kaasinen@xamk.fi
040 185 1677

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Tommi Kuukkanen

RDI Specialist

Micro-enterprise expert in the Smart and specialized South Savo – Micro Growth (MikroX) -project and regional manager for the MicroENTRE® business network in South-Savo. Also an entrepreneur coach for highly educated immigrants in the Kokoma-project.

tommi.kuukkanen@xamk.fi
040 193 6490

Maisa Kantanen

Project Manager

Know-how of entrepreneurship and business, entrepreneur related pedagogy and network cooperation. Has worked as a Project Manager in over 100 ESR- or OPH-funded projects. Has experience in over 500 assessed business plans.

maisa.kantanen@xamk.fi
040 569 7899

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Jari Karjalainen

RDI Specialist

Long experience in planning and carrying out research and development projects. Focused especially on assessments of politics, programs and projects, and decisions on the crossings of entrepreneurship, wage work and supported unemployment.

jari.karjalainen@xamk.fi
040 621 5854

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Johanna Koponen

Project Manager

Project Manager in project Roihu (new entrepreneurship, change of generation and international enterprises from Southern Savonia). The know-how of control of project, leading projects, student entrepreneurship, polymorphous supporting of SME’s, education planning and networking.

johanna.koponen@xamk.fi
040 487 5111

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Sinikka Mynttinen

Project Manager

Has worked in many international, national and regional projects as both in researcher and developer. Specialized in polymorphous developing of food and forest industries’ entrepreneurship, focused especially value chains, business models of SMEs, marketing and internationalization.

sinikka.mynttinen@xamk.fi
050 496 5227

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Elina Pöllänen

RDI SPECIALIST

Variety of expertise in development work, startup culture, international cooperation and communication. Interest in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

elina.pollanen@xamk.fi
040 144 7150

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Olavi Nieminen

RDI Specialist

Expert, trainer, planner and support person in educational use of ICT.

olavi.nieminen@xamk.fi
040 508 7658

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Kaija Villman

Project Manager

Know-how of diversified developing, network cooperation and service developing. Has worked as Project Manager in many EU-funded projects in economy, service developing and digitalization. At this moment works as Project Manager in DigiJoko – Digitalization, Women and Leading -project.

kaija.villman@xamk.fi
040 176 4667

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Mervi Rajahonka

RDI Specialist

Carries out versatile research and clearance work that supports SBC’s actions. Works at XAMK’s office in A Grid (startup center of campus of Aalto University), Espoo. Interested in service business, digitalization, entrepreneurship, new innovative business models, assessment research and green logistics. Has written several project publications, conference papers, and articles in international magazines.

mervi.rajahonka@xamk.fi
040 755 1299

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Merja Ryökäs

Project Manager

Long experience in planning projects and education programs concerning internationalization (especially Russian), financial applying, carrying out and developing projects. At this moment works as Project Manager in Expert at Food Export -project and Expert in Export in Southern Savonia -project.

merja.ryokas@xamk.fi
040 737 5407

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Inka Vanhanen

Project Manager

Internationally educated MScBA in management and strategy with passion of leadership development. Currently developing attractiveness and sustainable productivity is South-Savo companies through VEKE-project. Previous experiences include H202-projects and start up development. Especially skilled with cross-cultural communication, process development, and an unending desire to learn and improve.

inka.vanhanen@xamk.fi
040 647 1721

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Anna-Maija Torniainen

Project Manager

Coordinating and carrying out Towards Entrepreneurship – Supporting The Young Entrepreneurs –project. Taking part in carrying out the international Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Interested in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial working culture, internationality, digitalization and network cooperation.

anna-maija.torniainen@xamk.fi
040 628 0901

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Marja Wickström

Marja Wickström

RDI Specialist

Know-how of entrepreneurship and developing business. Special know-how in brand marketing, marketing of customer relationship, sales and marketing communication. Has worked in international teams. Years of experience in project working. Has worked a long time in exacting superior and management work in the private sector and as entrepreneur. Journalist background. Internationality. Strong language skills.

marja.wickstrom@xamk.fi
040 647 1721

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