Communication Committee

The Communication Committee’s mission is to highlight the importance of research, knowledge and innovation for the well-being and future development of society, and to promote Finland as a high-tech country. The Committee is chaired by the Director of Communications of the Academy of Finland. The members of the Committee represent Finnish Universities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sitra (the Finnish Independency Fund), Business Finland, TEK (Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland), Healthtech Finland and the Millennium Technology Prize partner organisations.


Chair of the Committee:

  • Riitta Tirronen, Director of Communications, Academy of Finland


  • Nina Eklund, Director, Corporate Communications and Brand, Vaisala
  • Markku Ellilä, CEO, Technology Academy Finland
  • Thurid Eriksson, Director of Communications, Åbo Akademi University
  • Heli Harri, Communications Manager, Nokia
  • Saara Hassinen, CEO, Healthtech Finland
  • Jenni Hovi-Seppä, Marketing Manager, Alma Talent
  • Marja Jokinen, Director of Communications, University of Oulu
  • Susanna Kemppinen, Communications Manager, Neste
  • Johanna Kotkajärvi, Deputy Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affair
  • Tomi Korhonen, Executive Director, Communications, Business Finland
  • Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group
  • Tuuli Laukkanen, Head of Communications, Tampere University
  • Laura Manas, Communications Manager, Technology Academy Finland
  • Kenny Niutanen, People and HR Director, Halton
  • Anne Paasi, Director of Communications, University of Turku
  • Johanna Pellinen, Communications Manager, University of Helsinki
  • Merina Salminen, Director of Communications, TEK
  • Anu Salmi-Savilampi, Senior Communications Manager, Aalto University
  • Sari Tuori, Communication and Brand Manager, Sitra
  • Minna Zaknoun, Communications assistant, Technology Academy Finland


More information:
Laura Manas
Communications Manager, Technology Academy Finland, +358 500 989 286