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Research and Innovation Services

obtaining and managing externally funded research projects. Services cover the entire lifecycle of a research project.

The Research and Innovation Services unit is in charge of:

  • assisting researchers in identifying funding opportunities
  • providing guidance and advice in making research funding applications and budgets
  • assisting researchers in making funding agreements and conducting negotiations
  • providing legal and information services related to research projects
  • support for commercial exploitation of research results and ideas from the staff and the students

The unit works in collaboration with research organizations and other universities. Art University Copyright Advisory Services are provided together with University of Arts Helsinki.

Research and Innovation Services team in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

Mervi Lipponen
Research Liaison Officer
+358 50 312 0908
mervi.lipponen [at] aalto [dot] fi

Antti Ruotoistenmäki
Grant writer
+358 50 408 1651
antti.ruotoistenmaki [at] aalto [dot] fi

Elise Kovanen
Senior Grant Advisor
+358 50 567 1628
ann-mari.wright-hyttinen [at] aalto [dot] fi (

Niina Mikkonen
Legal Counsel
+358 50 366 7352
niina.mikkonen [at] aalto [dot] fi

Maria Rehbinder
Legal Counsel, IPR
maria.rehbinder [at] aalto [dot] fi

Outi Hägg
Innovation Advisor
+358 40 762 0244
jussi.tuurnala [at] aalto [dot] fi (

Pirita Posti
Manager, Partnership Services
+358 50 364 6381
pirita.posti [at] aalto [dot] fi

Kaisa Hölttä
Mentoring Programme and Alumni Relations
+358 50 301 1608
kaisa.holtta [at] aalto [dot] fi

Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka
Career Services
+358 50 331 3185
kasperi.maki-reinikka [at] aalto [dot] fi

Pia Sivenius
Advisor, Research and Doctoral Education
+358 50 548 2974
pia.sivenius [at] aalto [dot] fi


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