Path 2 Created with Sketch.

Simo Lahdenne is working at Aalto Ventures Program as a part-time teacher. He is most passionate about ideation and the divergent part of the product development, which he sees as the most fun part of a project to both teach and experience.

This is also at the core of his workdays: Simo keeps busy with the “Käyttäjälähtöinen tuotekehitysprojekti” course that focuses on user-centric product design. On the side, he helps with other AVP projects like developing our summer courses and doubling as a visiting lecturer at the Startup Experience course.

Simo graduated from Aalto’s School of Engineering in the past December and in his master’s thesis he studied customer involvement in idea development. Prior to AVP, Simo has worked at Aalto Design Factory with the Aaltonaut minor program, and as a research assistant.

During his free time, Simo likes to play various instruments like the ukulele, accordion, keyboard, guitar and bass – an impressive list! In addition, he has longboarded for 12 years already, does various sports throughout the year and enjoys playing computer games.


Everyone can learn creativity, however, to make it radical it requires action. AVP nurtures such environment and that has drawn me into this group of great people.

We are happy to have you, Simo! For more information about Simo, check out his LinkedIn. Feel free to get in touch with him!

More from AVP

Meet new AVP team member Juho!

Juho Luukkainen joins the AVP team as a Producer working on AVP events and video contents. Juho is a master’s student at School of Arts, Design and Architecture majoring in Sound Design at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography where he also did his BA. Before coming to Aalto, Juho studied music production through […]

20 Jan 2021

Apply now to the Startup Semester at UC Berkeley in Fall 2021

AVP is calling for applications to SCET Startup Semester in Fall 2021. Grasp your ticket to develop your startup and yourself while studying at UC Berkeley — and experience the bustling Silicon Valley yourself!  Startup Semester at Berkeley is organized by The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at UC Berkeley, designed to develop the next generation of technology entrepreneurs and innovators. The semester will offer a great opportunity to unleash your creativity and to interact with other startups, accelerators, and […]

15 Jan 2021