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Teppo Kettula
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Kettula has worked with the corporate and business development issues of Ahlstrom and Andritz Corporations in Sweden and Austria. He has also served in diplomatic corps as an Attaché, Industry and Technology in 1992-1995 in Tokyo, Japan, developing scientific and industrial cooperation on university, public sector and corporate levels. He was responsible for industrial project development in the fields of forestry, manufacturing, chemical and environmental industries. On this assignment he consulted with Finnish and Japanese companies for cooperation projects and developed an integrated approach for the largest ever Finnish - Japan environmental project of volatile organic gas management in Japanese and Finnish pulp mills for the Federation of Finnish Forest Industries.

He has acted as a Vice President in an industrial environment responsible of industry services consisting of surface coating and thin sheet fabrication. Projects conducted consisted of several factory development projects in Finland and abroad. One of the delivered projects was by far the biggest Finnish industrial investment to Estonia, supported EU Tacis program.

In 2001, Mr. Kettula was invited to Radiolinja-Elisa, major Finnish telecommunications operator as development manager of new businesses. The projects consisted of cooperation with Asian and Japanese telecommunication partners as well as financial planning of major infrastructure investments related to 3G/UMTS networks, digital-TV and national number portability programs lead by Finnish national telecom regulator Ficora.

He has over 7 years experience on building national and regional innovation systems as well as development programs to implement those strategies from company Technopolis, which is the largest technology centre in Europe, measured by the number of companies. These programs include starting the Vantaa High Technology Program and The International Centre development programs.

He has consulted also several international science and technology park cases in Scandinavia, Southern Europe, South-East Asia, Africa and Brasil. He has also consulted United Nations Development projects in Senegal and Ghana on Science and Technology Park issues, and is at the present managing Innovation Centre implementation phase at Gaborone, Botswana. Mr. Kettula has working experience in Sweden, Norway, Austria, USA, Japan, Vietnam, Brasilia, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. He is M. Sc. (Mec. Eng.) from Helsinki Universty of technology and MBA from University of Wales, analyzing the The Success Factors of Technology Parks in different environments.

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