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.