At VTT Research, Lotta leads the spin-off incubator VTT LaunchPad, which she founded in 2019. She has worked all her career in multiple roles of technology innovation at Philips, Nokia and Fortum, as well as lectured in the academia. This path has deepened her understanding on most effective ways of bringing innovations to the market. She is a strong believer in the market and the power of determined teams. Instead of hasty jury selection, she rather gives the teams an opportunity to convince the customers and the investors. Let the evidence speak for itself.
Her professional principles are depicting the grand vision, taking small steps towards it and gathering evidence on the assumptions, while maintaining humility to learn constantly and adapt.
Lotta grew up both in Finland and various countries in the tropics, and later studied and worked also in the Netherlands. In high school she did an extensive STEM program and continued to achieve two master’s degrees in design and a professional certificate in strategic foresight. Her passion is to accelerate world changing solutions onto the market for a better future.