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VTT LaunchPad is VTT’s spin-off incubator that is run by a team specialized in lean thinking, innovation work, and combining technology, design and business areas. In addition, our network consists of several specialists from inside VTT as well as external mentors, investors and seasoned start-up experts.

Lotta Partanen

Lotta Partanen

VTT LaunchPad Manager

Lotta is the manager of VTT LaunchPad with over 13 years of experience in innovation, strategy and design work as well as concept development in multiple incubation environments in large corporations. Lotta is firm believer of lean methodology, culture of trial and error and co-creation. Her vision is to help tons of fundable VTT’s innovations bounce out as spin-offs hungry for growth.

Tiia-Maria Tenhunen

Tiia-Maria Tenhunen

Senior Specialist, Strategic Development

Tiia-Maria works as a senior specialist at VTT LaunchPad developing systematic practices to bring research out as spin-offs. Due to her previously career as a biomaterial researcher at VTT she understands the mindset of a scientist and is interested in supporting their mental shift to entrepreneurs.

Anette Tuomainen

Anette Tuomainen

Master's Thesis Worker

Anette is conducting her Master’s Thesis in Aalto University School of Business for VTT LaunchPad. Anette is researching commercialisation of science-based innovations and is looking for the best practises for a deep tech incubator to support its ventures. Anette’s special passions lie in impact entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems and the opportunities of new technology to create a better world.

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Will you lead the next deep-tech start-up?

Are you looking for your next company to build? Are you passionate about science-driven technology? This might be your chance to find your scientific team and your next challenge. The incubator is looking for entrepreneurs to join us and start something great.

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Want to have your finger on the pulse of Finland’s start-ups and advise the most exciting science-based companies?

 Are you a seasoned investor, entrepreneur or industry professional excited about new technologies? Our incubator is building a network of mentors and advisors. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your experience and get involved.

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