Emilia Mustonen

Research Project Controller


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Emilia works as a Research Project Controller at Demos Helsinki. Her responsibility is to ensure smooth and punctual research project administration by supporting the practical work of the project leaders and the team leaders. Emilia acts as a link between the company’s financial management and the projects, and thus ensures the transparency and the profitability of the research activities from the perspective of Demos Helsinki as a whole.


In addition to the controller responsibilities Emilia works as an expert in the Like-a-Pro project funded by the European Union. The project facilitates sustainable and healthy diets by shifting promising alternative proteins from niche to mainstream. Emilia is particularly interested in climate adaptation and especially in the systemic change in food production and consumption.


Prior to joining Demos Helsinki, Emilia has been managing various RDI projects related to sustainable shipping, sustainable food and energy production, and circular economy. She holds a MSc degree in Ecology and Biodiversity from University of Turku and also studied Maritime logistics and the Environment. Emilia has long international experience as she has lived in Sweden, Spain and Peru, and therefore especially enjoys working in a multicultural environment.


Emilia loves spending her freetime by the sea and is happiest when underwater. She can also be found dancing in a nightclub with friends, cycling or camping with her family, or daydreaming in her garden.