Our team: expertise and multidisciplinarity.

The Foam­Wood team con­sists of mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary experts. Their know-how in applied physics, tech­nol­o­gy, machine learn­ing, design, busi­ness devel­op­ment and sus­tain­able sys­tems is applied to the com­mon goal of reduc­ing the use of plas­tic and cre­at­ing a more sus­tain­able future

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Pi Mikko Alava

Project coordination
Pro­fes­sor at Aal­to Uni­ver­si­ty for 11 years, more than 200 pub­lished arti­cles with more than 40 in high impact journals. 
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Dr. Antti Puisto

Material development

Research Fel­low,  PhD in engi­neer­ing. Exper­tise in com­plex flu­id rheology.

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Dr. Juha Koivisto

CEO & Proof of concept development

PhD from the Depart of Applied Physics at Aal­to Uni­ver­si­ty, spe­cial­iza­tion of Small Busi­ness Cen­ter at Aal­to University’s School Busi­ness. 

Ari karjalainen

Business development

Back­ground in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing (Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu) cou­pled with an MBA (Aal­to EE). Over his career he has gath­ered exten­sive expe­ri­ence in busi­ness development.

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Luisa Jannuzzi

Production & Application

Back­ground in indus­tri­al man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es, pack­ag­ing design, UC design, user test­ing and sys­temic sus­tain­abil­i­ty (MA in Cre­ative Sus­tain­abil­i­ty) 

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Riia Ranta

Business development 
& Growth strategies

Com­mer­cial­iza­tion and Sales Spe­cial­ist and back­ground in Polit­i­cal Sci­ence and Busi­ness (Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki). CEO of Cle­an­Det Oy.

Panu Kuosmanen

Aalto Innovation Service
The team also counts with the sup­port of Panu Kuos­ma­n­en, Aal­to Inno­va­tion Ser­vice Advi­sor. He has over 30 years of expe­ri­ence in tech­nol­o­gy com­mer­cial­iza­tion, trans­fer and found­ing of new startups.