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Contact

Address:
Hermia Business Development Ltd
Kampusareena
Korkeakoulunkatu 7
33720 Tampere
Finland

phone +358 50 60 213


You can reach us from the phone numbers stated below and via email firstname.surname@hbd.fi

Experts

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Pekka Jussila


Managing Director, Growth funding
tel. +358 50 60 213

Pekka Jussila (M. Sc) is the Managing Director of Hermia Business Development Ltd. Jussila has over 20 years of experience in commercialising innovation and developing start-up companies, growth companies and networks. Among them, the connections to the business world, research organisations, private and public financiers are strong, which can be seen in his professional utilisation of them in successful customer cases. Jussila has also taken part in the development of a variety of organisations from associations to large companies. His core strengths lie in innovation evaluation, business strategies, technology transfer, funding and investment. Jussila has long-term experience in management of EU projects; he is a board member of European Business and Innovation Network (EBN). He is awarded with Akava’s Entrepreneurship Award.

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Arttu Kotilainen


R&D, Enterprise Europe Network
tel. +358 50 310 0028

Arttu Kotilainen has worked as a development and technology transfer expert in HBD since 2007. Arttu’s strengths are in companies’ development projects, technology transfer, R&D and IPR issues as well as project management and business strategy work. He is responsible for the Enterprise Europe Network operations and various other international projects that have come through the network. Arttu has studied mechanical engineering in Tampere University of Technology.

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Timo Hahtala


Director of China Operations
tel. + 358 40 9030 616

Timo Hahtala has over 20 years of experience in business development in various positions. He has previously worked as a regional expert in the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, managing director of Tampere Technology Group Ltd. and as a managing director of Pieksämäki Regional Development Company. Hahtala’s core strengths are development of business environment, technology transfer, technology projects and regional industrial development. Timo Hahtala holds an M. Sc in Industrial Economics.

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Wendy Keski-Keturi


China cooperation, sales and marketing
tel. +358 44 359 2380

Wendy Keski-Keturi is the Operating Manager of China activities. She (M.Sc) has studied and worked in mainland China, Hong Kong, UK and Finland. She has rich cultural understanding and competent management skills.

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Petri Purmonen


Development Expert, China cooperation
tel. +358 41 434 7620

Petri Purmonen works in supporting tasks of business consulting and in customers’ sales and marketing projects. He is involved in different development projects, market information acquiring, project management tasks and communications. Purmonen is also responsible for the Product Search service. Purmonen has studied Business Economics in Tampere University of Applied Sciences focusing on project management.

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Teemu Marku


Research cooperation, sales and marketing
tel. +358 40 7373267

Teemu Marku works at HBD on customer sales and marketing projects and in operative business planning, development and implementation. His expertise is also in opening interfaces and identifying contacts in research and product development. Marku has studied Business and Technology Sciences in Tampere University of Technology.

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Mika Uusi-Pietilä


Growth businesses and funding
tel. +358 400 505 386

Mika Uusi-Pietilä is the Managing Director of Minutor Oy. Uusi-Pietilä’s core strengths include strategies, growth management, knowledge processes, customer communication, creative organisation management and productivity, funding and investments. He has previously operated e.g. as the managing director of Tietovalta Oy, during which, the company grew strongly organically and through mergers. Mika Uusi-Pietilä (Minutor Oy) is M.Sc. in Industrial Economics.

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Mikko Seppälä


Growth businesses
tel. +358 400 936 936, mikko.seppala@ttch.fi

Mikko Seppälä is the Chairman of Board of Hermia Ventures, Managing Director of Tampere Technology Oy and a business expert at Hermia Business Development Ltd. Seppälä has strong expertise in developing growth companies, defining cooperation projects and building networks. Over his 20 years of experience in industry economics, HR and operative administration e.g managing director of Technology Centre Hermia and VP of Säteri Oy. Seppälä has a Bachlor degree in Economics and MBA (Management).

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