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AVP’s summer course Creating Multidimensional Experiences is almost here! During the course, students will visit and have visitors from several companies and NGO’s, helping them to understand creativity, business and sustainability from a broader perspective. We’re glad to announce that the following experts will be aiding our students to think outside the box and narrow down their SDG-related problems.

Aape Pohjavirta

Founder at Funzi, social good entrepreneur and a transformative education and learning activist.


Ahdmed El Saed

Public health professional and a Thematic Lead in Health at UN Technology and Innovation Lab (UNTIL).


Celik Sine

Sine Celik is a design researcher and architect with a passion for complex societal challenges. Holding a PhD in Design for Sustainability (TU Delft, The Netherlands).


Cumar Sivakanesar Luxsacumar

Founder of NanoPow and they develop, sell and service Nano Silicon powder for Li-Ion Batteries globally and our extensive knowledge to supply industrial grade materials and services.


Emilia Nordlund

Research team leader in food solutions and foodtech, healthy food products, especially high protein and high fibre foods appealing to consumers.


Fatim Diarra

Head of women rights union, vice-chair of green party, working in social advocacy and human rights.


Jonathan Chang

A serial entrepreneur, having co-founded six tech start-ups across sectors in Silicon Valley, Manhattan, Singapore, and Jakarta.


Kristian Ranta

CEO, Founder at Meru Health (YC S18), an online provider for greater mental health.


Mike Grandinetti

A faculty member in entrepreneurship and executive education at Harvard and Brown University and a mentor at MIT Solve and UC Berkeley and a serial entrepreneur.


Mikko Hyle

Marketing director of Vyaire Medical, worked in health tech marketing, product management and strategy for more than a decade.


Tapio Poutiainen

Innovation specialists in Fortum (energy) incubator.


Teemu Roos

Professor of Computer Science, AI and Data Science


Tetlana Silanko

FoodTech program manager turned biodiversity entrepreneur


Dhital Avinash

Coaching for startups who aim for big societal impact under the themes of sustainable development, circular economy and climate venturing.


Ilmi Salminen

Ilmi works as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Helsinki. Given her passion on sustainable development and diversity, she also serves on the board of the Finland National Committee for UN Women.


Lauri Kuronen

Business advisor specialized in early-stage health and MedTech companies.


Mia-Stiina Heikkala

Start-up Business Advisor, Education


Natalia Villaman

Specialist in creative sustainability and problem-based learning.


Niclas Sandström

Researcher in Educational Psychology, learning environments snd sustainable education design.


Pekka Tuominen

Researcher working on economics of energy efficiency, energy solutions and energy efficiency of buildings and communities.


Ronja Kärkinen

Ronja is an expert in sustainable development and youth participation, with wide experience of working with NGO’s.


Tiia-Maria Tenhunen

Senior Specialist, Strategic Development, Incubation and Acceleration at VTT, Biomaterial expert.

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