Roope Ritvos is the Director of Research Operations at Demos Helsinki, and responsible for our work on research projects and programmes. He has 10 years of experience in directing, initiating and working on European and national research and innovation projects in the domains of urban issues, climate crisis, health and wellbeing and emerging technologies.
His core competences are:
- Research & innovation ecosystems
- Research funding
- Cities and emerging technologies in research
He is a designer by education (Medialab at University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH and IDBM – International Design Business Management), and has previously worked in a city innovation unit, in a large multinational company, in a university, in several start-ups, and in a regional innovation agency, providing a diverse perspective to integrating state-of-the-art research and innovation activities into real life in an impactful way.
When not working he likes to ski and spend time in outdoors.