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Surface-level diversity in a company is not enough

More and more companies keep diversity and inclusion on their agenda, and it is indeed an important topic and initiative to embrace and develop. Do we understand the importance of diversity and what is behind it – is there actually more than meets the eye and how can companies benefit from in-depth diversity? Our Head of People and Culture Dijana Soininen delves deeper into the intricacies of this interesting topic.

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Warm welcome to SangEun and Jeroen

Our Health team and ICT & Electronics team are delighted to announce that Jeroen Pouwels and SangEun Park have recently joined Spinverse. Jeroen’s wide expertise on molecular life sciences and R&D experience in oncology, among others, will be a significant addition to the subject matter expertise for our customers in the health sector. The ICT & Electronics team is looking forward to SangEun’s contribution in supporting the customer projects in various administrative tasks to ensure everything runs smoothly.

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Evolver joins Spinverse as growth partner and new majority owner

Evolver Fund I has on 30 September 2022 acquired a controlling interest in Finnish innovation funding consultancy Spinverse Oy. Evolver joins Spinverse as growth partner and will continue to pursue international growth together with Spinverse management and personnel. Founder Pekka Koponen and CEO Laura Koponen remain significant shareholders, while Laura Koponen continues to lead the company as CEO and Pekka Koponen takes up the position as Vice-Chair. The management team together with senior personnel also make equity investments in the company. Spinverse is the Fund’s fifth investment. 

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The new Industrial investments team supports industry clients with their future growth

In response to an increased need for project financing know-how required by our industry clients and the public funding programs, Spinverse has set up a new Industrial investments team led by Jani Peurakoski. The team consists of five professionals with diverse competences to serve the industry clients seeking to implement and grow their industrial projects. The newly established team is capable of supporting customers across different financing instruments including investment grants and loans e.g. from Innovation Fund, export credit agencies or multilateral finance institutions such as European Investment Bank and Nordic Investment Bank.

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Welcoming five new experts to Spinverse

August at Spinverse was off to a great start by welcoming new colleagues to the team. Happy to introduce Panos Chronis, Simona Dell’Angelo and Laura Hänninen who will provide support to our clients in the health sector and ICT & electronics. We are also extending our warm welcome to Rahul Ashok and Samuel Nash who joined the Bioeconomy team and the Defence & Security team, respectively.

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Spinverse Oy acquires Swedish IMCG International AB to extend Nordic leadership in innovation funding consulting

Finnish innovation consulting company Spinverse Oy and Impact Management Consulting Group International AB (IMCG) from Sweden have today announced the merging of their operational activities. Joining forces with IMCG enables Spinverse to further strengthen their presence in the Nordics and beyond to help clients in building sustainable businesses for a better Europe. At the same time, the company will have almost 100 employees.

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Recent study indicates a rapid demand for skilled work force in the Finnish battery sector

The rapid growth of electrification of traffic and energy storages will create a large demand for skilled workforce in Finland.According to most estimates, the number of electric vehicles sold will grow by about 20–30 % annually until 2030.The size of the growth will lure skilled employees in an unprecedented manner. Also, our neighbouring countries will attract employees from Finland,” says Timo Ropponen, Director and Team leader for Manufacturing and Energy at Spinverse. 

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