Kalle A. Piirainen

Senior Expert

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Kalle has a particular responsibility over analysis and advice for research, development and innovation policy. His expertise is evaluation and impact assessment of policy instruments, and foresight methods.

Kalle holds a degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) with Honors and the Title of Docent. He is an external Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business and Management. He has previously worked as a Researcher and Assistant Professor at Technical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering and as a Visiting Researcher at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. His research and teaching combined innovation studies, foresight and design, which contribute together to design of sustainable products, services and systems. Prior to that, Kalle has been working with Rambøll Management Consulting on policy advisory and evaluation. He has delivered multiple evaluations and studies for international clients, including European and Finnish institutions.

Kalle is interested in effectiveness and design of policy and instruments to spur new discoveries in science and technology.