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Online 22.5.2023

Technology Transfer Initiative Final Report Webinar

2-3:30 p.m. webinar (MS Teams)


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Jaana Rantanen
Senior Advisor
Business Finland
jaana.rantanen (at)

How to boost technology, knowledge transfer and commercialization in Finnish universities and research institutions?

Business Finland has requested the European Investment Bank's (EIB) support to undertake an advisory project focused on maximising the impact and benefits of Finland's Technology Transfer Programmes. The focus of the assignment was on assessing various funding sources, proposing a relevant investments strategy and developing a methodology for technology transfer data management.

Welcome to listen to the presentation of key findings and recommendations of the final report and discuss on the next steps on Monday 22 May 2023 from 14:00 to 15:30.


14:00 Welcome, moderator Henri Hakamo, Chief Strategy and Research Officer, TESI

14:05 Technology Transfer key findings and recommendations

  • Tanja Tanayama, Head of Advisory Hub Division, European Investment Advisory Hub
  • Zuzana Nehajova, Senior Manager, EY Czech Republic
  • Kimmo Halme, Senior Partner, 4Front Oy

14:25 Commentary from stakeholders

  • Ville Heikkinen, Partner, Butterfly Ventures
  • Janne Laine, Vice Rector, Aalto university

14:45 Future actions in innovation politics to reflect report findings

  • Chief Specialist Harri L√§nsipuro, Innovation politics, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

14:55 Discussion on next steps

15:30 Closing

This assignment was undertaken in collaboration with Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd. (TESI) and Business Finland Venture Capital Ltd.