WG3 Vice-Leader (2018-2019), Member of MC, Member of WG3

Description of job and tasks involved

I am a legal counsel in Aalto University Research and Innovation Services. Work includes assisting in legal matters related to research projects (including all externally funded research projects both international/European and national) such as research contract consulting, drafting and negotiations, guidance and training, IPR counseling, negotiating and executing the transfer and license agreements with commercial entity. I work in close collaboration with pre-award, post-award and innovation service teams of the Research and Innovation Services, Aalto University management and faculty.

Experience with European research projects

• Horizon2020 

• European Research Counsil (ERC)

• Marie Skłodowska-Curie 

• FP7

• The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

• European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) 

• Interreg Baltic Sea Region and Interreg Central Baltic

• The European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET)

• EU tenders



Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. Aalto University is a multidisciplinary university combining science, technology, business and art. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 000 employees, almost 400 of whom are professors. Share of foreign academic personnel is around 30 %. There is a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded, and Aalto University offers doctoral programmes in all the fields of study. Aalto University does scientific research of a high standard, and strives to make the results available for the benefit of society. Aalto University places among the top 100 in the world in rankings specific to science, technology, art and business.

Research and Innovation Services supports the research staff and Aalto management. The unit includes services for externally funded research projects and research strategic support. Services for research projects cover the entire lifecycle of a project: Service in preparation of funding applications and legal questions of research projects as well as commercial exploitation of research results. The personnel of Services for research projects is divided into school-specific teams, comprising a research liaison officer, a grant writer, a grant advisor, a legal counsel and an innovation advisor. Research strategic support provides services e.g. in the research-related policies and procedures (tenure track, doctoral education, research assessments, national profiling of research), multidisciplinary collaboration (platforms, research infrastructures, sustainability) and library and open science services (library resources, support for publishing, ACRIS research information system, and research data management).



2007:Master of Laws trained on the bench (Court of Appeal in Eastern Finland)


Master of Laws (University of Lapland)


Matriculation examination (Kajaanin lyseon lukio, high school)

Professional career

2010-present:Legal Counsel, Aalto University, Research and Innovation Services
2007-2010:Legal Counsel and Innovation Manager, Foundation for Finnish Inventions and Helsinki School of Economics, Research Services
2006-2007:Trainee on the Bench, District court of Savonlinna
2006:Trainee, District court of Kajaani
2002-2005:Assistant, Finnish Patent and Registration Office