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 also served in the diplomatic corps as an Attaché, Industry and Technology from 1992-1995 in Tokyo, Japan, developing scientific and industrial cooperation on the university, public sector and corporate levels. He was responsible for industrial project development in forestry, manufacturing, chemical and environmental industries. He consulted with Finnish and Japanese companies on this assignment for cooperation projects. He 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 for 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 the most significant Finnish industrial investment to Estonia, supporting the EU Tacis program.

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

He has over seven years of experience in building national and regional innovation systems and developing programs to implement those strategies from the company Technopolis, 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 several international science and technology park cases in Scandinavia, Southern Europe, South-East Asia, Africa and Brazil. He has consulted United Nations Development projects in Senegal and Ghana on Science and Technology Park issues. He currently manages the Innovation Centre implementation phase at Gaborone, Botswana. Mr Kettula has working experience in Sweden, Norway, Austria, the USA, Japan, Vietnam, Brasilia, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

He is an M. Sc. (Mec. Eng.) from the Helsinki University of Technology and an MBA from the University of Wales, analyzing the Success Factors of Technology Parks in different environments.