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Spinverse experts help tackle global challenges with customers

Spinverse is growing at a steady pace and by early 2022, we are most likely to hit the mark of 80 employees.Read on to find out what kind of work our experts do. Could you be our next public funding professional to join Spinverse — stay tuned to many open positions with us in the upcoming weeks!

Spinverse is specialised on helping customers renew and grow through innovations. Our experts help organisations to collaborate, get public funding and make an impact with their innovative products or services. We work across a number of industry segments and focus on areas where there is public funding available to stimulate innovation.

Driving digitalization and sustainability with our customers

We are proud to be able to contribute to projects that drive towards common goals to make this world a better place: oftentimes our projects are related to digitalization and sustainability in the areas of bioeconomy, circular economy, smart cities, built environments, health technologies, energy and manufacturing to mention a few examples. Our customers vary from large corporations to RTOs and disruptive SMEs. We also help build and manage consortiums and ecosystems of varying sizes.

The professionals at Spinverse are highly educated with working experience in a wide variety of industries and technology knowledge, offering a unique combination of innovation consulting, leadership and project management. We have a lot of international professionals from more than 10 countries, and our company language is, you guessed it, English.

Innovation consulting and project management at the core of what we do

The majority of our experts work at Spinverse in customer projects as consultants or project managers, having varying levels of seniority. Our junior colleagues support the projects as analysts. It may first seem that we mostly help customers prepare a successful funding proposal, but we can actually offer much more than that. Our funding experts can help crystallise the project objectives and business strategy, find suitable partners and provide coaching for pitching. What is more, Spinverse team can also help in identifying the matching funding calls for new projects, or support organisations who are only getting to know the growth opportunities of public funding.

The customers who have succeeded in securing funding for their project can also benefit from our expertise when the project starts. If needed, we can continue the collaboration by providing project coordination and management services to ensure an efficient project kick-off and keep it running smoothly. More often than not, publicly funded consortium or ecosystem projects are about managing complexity: there could be many partners involved and this is where we excel: we can ensure efficient communication between project partners and help identify common goals. We are also familiar with all the regulations and reporting requirements involved with EU funded projects.

Each customer project is unique and different skills are required. Sometimes the focus may be on efficient communication and dissemination on the project, and other times, coordination or subject matter expertise is needed. Spinverse teams can provide diverse skill sets for all these areas.

Did you get interested in working at Spinverse? Follow our Careers page and LinkedIn, as we are currently looking for many new experts on project management, consulting and public funding to join us! 

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Spinverse CEO Laura Koponen elected as deputy board member in Technology Industries of Finland for 2022-2024

Spinverse is happy to announce the election of their CEO Laura Koponen as the deputy board member in the Technology Industries of Finland, the lobbying organisation for technology industry companies. Laura Koponen will bring to the board her extensive expertise and understanding on the opportunities of public funding to accelerate companies’ growth, competitiveness and renewal.

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Introducing new Spinverse experts

We have again welcomed a group of versatile professionals to join the ever-growing team of experts at Spinverse. Warm welcome to Jari Herranen, Franklin Nguyen, Dijana Soininen, and Giancarlo Pastor (as seen in photo).

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Podcast: Spinverse Founder and Chairman Pekka Koponen's take on NextGenerationEU

Jaakko Tapaninen of Hybrid Times podcast invited Pekka Koponen to shed some light on the growth, partnership and internationalization opportunities on offer to Finnish companies through the  massive funding programmes under the NextGenerationEU. In the podcast, Jaakko and Pekka discuss what kind of future will be built with the hundreds of billions of euros for a more sustainable, digital and stronger Europe and how Finnish companies can be part of that growth. 

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Series of business conversations on reimagining the value chains for the digital age

Great opportunities for sustainable growth can appear from multiple directions. Sometimes, they occur as a result of unforeseen circumstances, such as global events which trigger a re-wiring of business, government, and society’s mode of operation. Sometimes these transformational shifts are recognized by large corporates who have a clear understanding of how fast the snow is melting at the edges of their organization, recognizing that they have to simultaneously dramatically change to a new business model, at the same time as delivering on existing business commitments. Join a series of conversations around these topics, arranged by HCL Technologies and moderated by our Patrick Halford!  

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Veera Mustonen: reinventing smart cities after the pandemic

Veera Mustonen recently joined Spinverse as a Senior Manager. She leads an experienced and international Smart Cities and Mobility team with a wide variety of technology, industry and city management capabilities. Veera and her team support Spinverse customers in building and running complex mobility and city ecosystems and international consortia across organisations of all types. We had a chat with Veera about the future insights of this sector, which has been close to her heart for almost a decade.

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Spinverse strengthens its expert teams

This spring and summer,we were seeking for several new experts to join our ranks, and we are now gradually onboarding our newly hired colleagues. They will help our customers grow through public funding in health tech, defence and security, smart city & mobility, manufacturing industries, and ICT & electronics. Warm welcome to Renuka, Cloé, Veera, Robert, Simo-Pekka, Sameer and Diederick.

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Introducing Spinverse Summer trainees 2021

We know the warmest time of the year is not far away when our summer trainees join Spinverse to support our experts over the summer holiday season. This year, we are proud to introduce Maria Heinonen, Heidi Melkko and Joonas Paukkunen as our summer trainees. They were selected in our virtual recruitment event from more than 150 candidates.

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In a flow of renewal - new team leaders and new colleagues

Spinverse business continues to grow and renew to meet the customer needs and to offer top expertise on public funding, and existing or emerging technologies. As our experts accumulate more experience with Spinverse, we try to offer opportunities to take on new responsibilities. At the same time, we warmly welcome new experts to join our ranks. This spring, we have had several recruitment processes in our business units and are now proud to introduce our latest promotion and first new colleagues.

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European recovery package to support growth

Spinverse founder and Chairman of the board Pekka Koponen shared his thoughts about Finland's recovery and resilience plan. What opportunities does the recovery package offer especially for Finnish industries, and how can board members promote the growth opportunities of their companies from this perspective? Read here Pekka's expert advice to companies and their executives.

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How Spinverse can help manage consortium risk

When funding calls open and the consortium gears kick into action, there is a lot of excitement mixed with uncertainty and risk. Consortiums do not come fully formed, and risk is not just isolated to new technologies or organisational challenges. It is a combination of both and also includes other factors, such as regulation, ability of organisations to collaborate, global phenomenon, ships getting stuck in major trade arteries and so on.  Spinverse's Patrick Halford, VP, Digital Industries discusses on how to manage consortium risk and how Spinverse can help. 

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The little giant of innovation consulting

In an interview with Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti, Pekka and Laura Koponen talk about the present and future of Spinverse. All large companies in Finland know the consulting company founded by Pekka Koponen, even though Spinverse may not ring a bell to the general public. The company is a very well-known collaboration partner to various large and also small and mid-sized companies, as it has helped them gain over 500 M€ in EU-funded money for R&D&I. 

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Cheers to latest promotions and warm welcome to new colleagues!

Last year was one of the busiest and most successful years to date for Spinverse. We welcomed many new colleagues, new customers and worked on exciting new projects. We are proud of our skilled colleagues who have worked so hard to help our customers and are delighted to share the latest news about promotions. What is more, warm welcome to our new colleagues in the Spinverse family.

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Project STARDUST aims to bring a new and revolutionary treatment approach for Parkinson’s patients

Spinverse is one of the nine partners in the STARDUST project, launched in 2017, to create a miniaturised neurosurgical implant leading to a proof-of-concept for a new treatment approach for Parkinson’s disease. The four-year project has now progressed to its final year, coming a few steps closer to introduce novel ways to treat a wide variety of diseases.

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Talking about the future of health technologies with Heli Teerenhovi

Heli Teerenhovi joined Spinverse as Senior Manager less than two months ago and has already familiarised herself with some of Spinverse’s health technology projects and the opportunities brought by EU funding to innovative technologies. We discussed with Heli about the future of health technologies and how the new solutions will help provide patients and their care personnel with a more personalised and effective care.

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Faster results in R&D&I through joining an ecosystem

LuxTurrim5G is developing and demonstrating a fast 5G network based on smart light poles with integrated antennas, base stations, sensors, cameras and other devices. This ecosystem project led by Nokia and facilitated by Spinverse opens new digital services and business opportunities for a real smart city. One of the companies providing solutions for the ecosystem is Orbis from Vantaa, Finland. They manufacture radio frequency and optical fibre assemblies and take care of the assembly and device integration for the smart light poles. Orbis has experienced tangible benefits in the commercialisation process of their technical solutions after having joined the consortium a year ago.

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Spinverse Founder and Chairman Pekka Koponen elected as President of new European Association of Innovation Consultants

The European Association of Innovation Consultants (EAIC) was launched on 5 November 2020. What originally started as an informal working group in September 2019, was formalised by the members as an association that now gathers more than 40 members active across Europe. The aim is to foster the discussion on common interests with a possibility of future collaboration and actions. Founder of Spinverse, Pekka Koponen, was one of the founding members of the earlier working group and we are glad to see him elected as President of EIAC.

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