LUT Summer School Faculty

Leonid Chechurin

Leonid Chechurin is a Professor of Innovation Management at LUT. He received his Doctor of Science Degree in 2010 with the dissertation on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems. His work has been published in journals and conferences in the fields of control and system theory and automation, mathematical modeling, creativity and innovations. He has more than 40 publications to his name in these fields.

Chechurin was employed by leading innovating technology companies like Samsung SDI and LG Electronics as a consultant for engineering design group (3 years in total). He has been consulting or teaching at General Electric Global Research Center (USA, Germany, India and Shanghai), Wrigley (USA), British American Tobacco (UK-USA), FMC (USA) and others (in total more than 50 seminars and consulting sessions and several research projects on inventive engineering design).

Chechurin is the member of Russian and international academic communities and the vice-president of MATRIZ, International Association of TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). He has been responsible for scientific organisation of a number of local and international conferences.

Courses: Systematic Creativity − TRIZ Basics; Inventive Product Design and Advanced TRIZ.


Subin Im

Subin Im is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Yonsei University. He has previously worked at San Francisco State University and the University of Washington Tacoma.

His primary scholarly interests include the organizational aspects of innovation, creativity and innovation, new product development for marketing strategy, the consumer side of the innovation adoption process, and research methodology using multivariate statistical techniques including a structural equation model.

Course: Creativity and Entrepreneurship in New Product Development from the Silicon Valley's Perspectives.


Olli Kuivalainen

Olli Kuivalainen is a Professor of International Marketing at the School of Business at LUT, where he normally teaches courses and modules related to international business strategies, international entrepreneurship and global marketing.

In addition to LUT, Kuivalainen has also taught in various other universities, such as the University of Manchester, San Francisco State University, and Helsinki School of Economics (now Aalto University). His research has been published in many academic journals, including the Journal of World Business, the Journal of International Marketing, the International Marketing Review and Technovation.

Courses: Creativity and Entrepreneurship in New Product Development from the Silicon Valley's Perspectives; International Marketing of High Technology Products and Innovations.


Sanjit Sengupta

Sanjit Sengupta is a Professor of Marketing at San Francisco State University. His teaching portfolio includes Strategic Marketing, Marketing of High-Technology Products and Services, and Business-to-Business Marketing. He has taught in many graduate business programs in India, Finland, Italy, Poland, South Korea, and the USA.

His research interests include new product development and technological innovation, strategic alliances, sales management, and international marketing. His research has won a few awards and been published in many journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Currently, he serves as the Faculty Director, Graduate Business Programs, at San Francisco State University.

Course: International Marketing of High Technology Products and Innovations



Veronika Kojo

Veronika Kojo is LUT Summer School administrator.


LUT Summer School

Short-term non-degree


Fields of study
business and technology


3−6 ECTS credits

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