Sustainable Industrial Renewal & Innovations

The research team of Sustainable Industrial Renewal & Innovations at School of Business and Management have built years of experience in innovation management, product lifecycle management (PLM), requirements management, open innovation and topics related to Industrial Internet and business informatics.

Research is evidenced by the extensive publication list and the project portfolio in both national and European contexts, and close co-operation with manufacturing, engineering and construction industry.

The focus areas of the research team's work are innovation processes and networks, as well as development and application of methods that support business potential assessment, new business models and decision making. Research focuses on the management of product and service lifecycles, as well as on finding new ways of creating, acquiring, analyzing and utilizing information that promotes innovation activities.

The key personnel of the research team at the SIM platform are Associate Professor Lea Hannola, Senior lecturer/Project manager Jorma Papinniemi and EU advisor Antero Kutvonen with several post docs and doctoral students involved.

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Team members

Lea Hannola, Associate Professor
Jorma Papinniemi, Senior lecturer/PM
Antero Kutvonen, EU advisor 

Contact us

Lea Hannola

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53851, Lappeenranta

+358 40 822 3982
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