Harri Kulmala

Dr Harri Kulmala graduated from Tampere University of Technology in 1999, and finalised his doctoral studies on the industrial management in 2003. In 2005, Dr. Kulmala was nominated as Associated professor in Lappeenranta University of Technology. The career as a scientist ended in 2008 in the role of Research Professor for Technology Business at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. In 2008, Dr. Kulmala started as the CEO of FIMECC Ltd., which was the primary platform for precompetitive research in Finnish manufacturing industries until 2016. FIMECC was the 1st high-volume industry-driven PPP implemented in EU countries. In 2016, digitalization led to the merger of DIGILE Ltd. (ICT, media, and telecom) into FIMECC. Dr. Kulmala continues as the CEO of the new DIMECC Ltd. Dr. Kulmala has been appointed to the EC’s high level group for maximizing the impact of R&I programs. Dr. Kulmala is a Fellow of The Technology Academy of Finland (Helsinki) and The Royal Society of Arts (London).


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Annual Conference

The EARTO Annual Conference 2017 will explore new ways and ideas on how RTOs can further contribute to increasing Europe's innovation capabilities and will look at what are the challenges hindering EU's innovation potential and how RTOs, industry, National and EU policy makers can work together towards more growth and jobs in Europe.

About the event

A 2-day Conference
March 29-30, 2017

Conference venue: 

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Arabellastrasse 5
81925 Munich




For general information about the conference, please contact us at:

Luisa Knabe International Business Development Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

luisa.knabe[at]zv.fraunhofer.de +49 (0)89 1205-7327 Hansastrasse 27c 80686 Munich Germany