Leena Kunttu

Senior Specialist

PhD(Tech), PhD(Econ), M.A. (Edu)
University Services, Innovations and Ecosystems
+358 29 449 8562

Dr. Leena Kunttu holds a PhD degree in Information Technology (signal processing) from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland (2006), a PhD degree in Economics (innovation management) from the University of Vaasa, Finland (2019), and Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Tampere (2020). Between 2007 and 2012, she served as Senior Manager in an area of innovation at the Nokia Corporation. During her career in Nokia, she led several collaborative projects between the company and external research institutes, such as universities. She also led and participated in joint educational activities between Nokia and universities. In 2015-2020, Dr. Kunttu served as a postdoc researcher in an area of innovation at the University of Vaasa. Since 2020, she has acted as Senior Specialist in innovation development at University of Vaasa. Her current research interests include university-industry collaboration, educational involvement, innovation policy, and the commercialization of university technologies.


Evolving Innovation Space, RDI Policies and Impact Evaluation (ELVIS), funded by Business Finland, 2020-2022, EUR 301,540, Project Manager, Principal Investigator Jari Kuusisto, University of Vaasa

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