Innovation ecosystems and international human capital

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö

Aika: ti 25.4. klo 12.00– 16.00

Can Finnish innovation ecosystems boost their creativity and competitiveness by promoting the perspective of international human capital? How can we channel the under-utilised international human capital into creating new jobs and economic growth through innovation and co-creation? What can we do to facilitate access of international talents to our professional and business communities?

The event is part of the International talents boosting growth agenda of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and is organised together with the Ministry of Education and Culture and VTT.

The objective of the event is to bring together key players and map out ways to promote the inclusiveness of our business ecosystem and innovation platforms. The event is targeted to innovation and co-creation stakeholders as well as the changemakers in professional and business communities and policymakers. The event is also open to companies and international talents.

The event is full, but you can follow the event via live stream:

Take part in the discussion in Twitter with hashtags #IntTalents and #GrowthViaTalents .


11:45 Coffee & snacks

12:00 Welcome to Microsoft Flux – Master of Flux Agnieszka Soporek

12:15 Introduction by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and Ministry of Education, Science and Culture:

  • Opening words - Permanent Secretary Jari Gustafsson
  • International talents boosting growth -agenda - Director of Migration Sonja Hämäläinen & Senior Specialist Laura Lindeman & Counsellor Tiina Vihma-Purovaara

13:00 Strong ecosystems attract talents and investments - Ph.D., Dos. Timo Hämäläinen, Sitra

13:30 Co-creating internationally inclusive innovation ecosystem. Interactive discussion divided in the following themes: Innovation / Inclusive Professional & Entrepreneurship Networks / Business

15:15 Wrap up

15:45 Conclusion and next steps / Director General Ilona Lundström, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

16:00 End of the event


During the event we’ll hear company insights & comment speeches for example from

Jari-Pekka Kaleva / Neogames

Linda Åström / Supercell

Vishal Singh / VisuaLynk

Jussi Hacklin / Futurice

Lauri Ant-Wuorinen / Plastex

Shameer Kandathil / Delihus Services

Sara Lucia Rueda / Loop Team

Petri Takala / Gofore

Taina Ketola / Open Innovation Platforms 6aika –project, Council of Tampere Region

Karelle Belanger / Demola

Jari Jokinen / TEK

Päivi Käri-Zein / Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Tanja Suni / University of Helsinki

Reijo Kangas / Tekes


The event is facilitated by Kari Mikkelä from Urban Mill.

Kohderyhmät Julkinen hallinto Kansalaiset Yliopistot ja korkeakoulut Yritykset