Antti Ainamo

Adjunct Professor

  • Institution 1) Aalto University; 2) Umeå University

Yuzhuo Cai

Senior Lecturer

  • Institution Tampere University
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Management and Business

Yuzhuo Cai is a Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Higher Education Group (HEG), Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland. He has been with the HEG for 15 years and was the Acting Professor of the unit from August 2013 to July 2014. He is the (Chinese) Director of Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre jointly coordinated by Tampere University and Beijing Normal University. His teaching and research areas are higher education policy and management, internationalisation of higher education, innovation studies and comparative education, with 78 peer reviewed publications (59 in English) and 6 scholarly books in these fields.

Kajsa Ekroos

Project Coordinator, MA

  • Institution UniPID, University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science

I'm a project management professional with several years of experience in coordinating international cooperation projects in both academia and the private sector. My areas of expertise are: science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation frameworks between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, EU-CELAC STI policy dialogue, internationalization of higher education and research, Latin American Studies and intercultural communication.

Projects

Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC Region (FinCEAL Plus)

Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa and the LAC Region (FinCEAL)

Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC Region (FinCEAL Plus Continuation)

Internationalizing Finnish Science: Building Sustainable Bridges to Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (BRIDGES)

Joni Karjalainen

Project researcher

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Finland Futures Research Centre

Mika Kautonen

Adjunct Professor

  • Institution University of Tampere
  • Department/faculty Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI)

Mika Kautonen, D.Sc., Adjunct Professor, is the Head of the Innovation Studies Group in TaSTI, Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. His and his research group's research interests relates especially to the expansion of innovation activities in present-day societies, to new stakeholder groups, sectors and countries. Therefore he is also interested in innovation activities and innovation policies in developing countries. Those innovation activities are of special interest that contributes to a more sustainable society.

Projects

Co-creation of a Namibian Smart Community (SmartCom)

Jarkko Mutanen

Researcher

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland

Coordination of the Asia component of FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES - aiming to develop and support Finnish science, technology and innovation cooperation between Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sini Suomalainen

Communications manager

  • Institution Aalto University

Jason Yang

Chief Expert

  • Institution Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

As a Chief Expert in mineral processing he has been working at Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) since 2011. As the project manager he has leaded two European Union funded projects, two EIT RM funded projects, one Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) funded project and one the Academy of Finland funded project which focus on primary ores and secondary tailings processing. He has participated one international cooperation project funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland to provide the training for the engineers from Mongolia in mineral processing.