Juha Leppänen, Demos Helsinki, Consultant
Juha works as the CEO for Demos Effect, a part of Demos Helsinki, leading independent Nordic think tank. We work with municipalities, government, companies and ngo's to create both products and services that enable sustainable lifestyles and solutions that empower people to engage in the urban sphere.
Connect: Cities + Utilities
Interested in Meeting: At Demos, we work with both public and private actors. For instance, we operate a "smartup" program that supports leading consumer cleantech companies. Likewise, we work with large companies.
I would love to meet with both larger companies and startups that look for new ways to engage in creating solutions for the grand challenges of our times. In addition, would love to meet anyone who's looking to work in the Nordic countries as our networks could probably be beneficial.
One of our projects is called Smart Retro which is a model for public-private experiments in city suburbs. Together with Stockholm, Oslo and Lahti, we've created a platform in which startups, municipalities and companies can collaborate to create actual and concrete solutions.