Leena Sarvaranta

Vice President EU Affairs, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Finland

Dr. Leena Sarvaranta is responsible for defining and implementing strategic guidelines of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland towards EU research, including models of collaboration since 2007. VTT is part of the Finnish innovation system and operates under the mandate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. VTT contributes actively within innovation initiatives in Horizon 2020 Pillars 2 and 3, which aim at industrial transformation and sustainable society. Leena is member of the Strategic Research Council within the Academy of Finland, with the task to provide funding to long-term research and to support improved evidence-based policy across society. As member of the Government Foresight Group she takes part in coordination of national foresight efforts in Finland. She is also member in the Coordination Committee within Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, which has the task to develop and implement the region’s Smart specialisation Strategy.

13 October