Dr. Totti Könnölä, Managing Director of Insight Foresight Institute, is experienced manager in the realm of innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and strategic transformative policy intelligence. He has designed and coordinated many strategic foresight, appraisal, evaluation and decision-making processes together with industry management, research directors, policy-makers and other stakeholders.
He has attained experience in Europe and the Americas in the areas of management, research and policy advice especially in: i) the JRC-IPTS of the European Commission and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), ii) research and technology organisations and universities like IE Business School, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Aalto University, Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI) and ESERP Business School and ii) venture caps, consultancies and industries like eGauss Business Holding I+T, Insight Foresight Institute, Impetu Solutions, Gaia Group and Stora Enso.
In particular, by founding and heading two innovation consultancies (previously Impetu Solutions and currently Insight Foresight Institute), Könnölä has become an active promoter of technological and societal transformations. He was also instrumental in the development of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and played active role in the development of EU foresight capabilities and research and innovation policy benchmarking systems of JRC-IPTS. He is an international advisor experienced in foresight methodologies and digital platforms in numerous consulting assignments and working groups for private sector, governments, European Commission and international organisations. For instance, Könnölä is a nominated member of ‘los 100 de Cotec’, a group of experts for Cotec Foundation for Innovation and a Member of the Advisory Board of CARISMA Innovation for Climate Mitigation.