Iina is the Leverage Lead of the Regenerative Infrastructure team and in charge of the management of the research operations at Demos Helsinki.
She is responsible for guiding the team’s people, sales and projects to thrive, creating the routes to change towards digital and physical infrastructure that work for people and the environment. Her responsibilities include team management and coordination of team’s sales activities both in consultancy and research.
Iina leads Demos Helsinki’s research operations and makes sure we have the processes, resources and capabilities we need to conduct scientifically and societally impactful scientific research.
In addition, Iina works as a project manager for Netzerocities, a research project supporting EU’s Mission on “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030″.
Iina is specialized in impact and co-creation of research and strategic stakeholder engagement between science community and society. She has experience in leading and designing impact activities in research projects funded by the Academy of Finland (Strategic Research Council) and European Commission (Horizon2020). Before joining Demos in 2016, Iina worked at the University of Helsinki and in various boundary organizations bridging the gap between science and society.
Iina has studied philosophy (MA, University of Helsinki) and communication studies. Outside work, you can her find nose in the book or hands in the dirt in her neighbourhood garden trying the cultivate her understanding of the basics of life.