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Mr. Juha Miettinen

Southern Afric Innovation Support Programme
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19 Brahms Street


Mr Juha Miettinen, Chief Technical Advisor and Team Leader of Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme*, has over 15 years of experience in innovation systems development and innovation support, technology transfer, business development and methods in public-private collaboration regionally, nationally and internationally in the triple-helix context. Before joining SAIS, as a COO in the one of the leading innovation and science park companies in Finland, Hermia Ltd, and as in his own daily management work, he has earned wide experience and practical knowledge on Finnish and European innovation systems and methods. He has wide experience in project management and has also been member of supervisory and steering boards of tens of innovation and development initiatives, programs and projects throughout his carrier. Before joining Hermia, he has worked for some ten years in financing and ICT sectors. Mr. Miettinen holds a M.Sc. in Economics from University of Tampere, Finland and University of Oregon, US. He is preparing his PhD-work on the topic related to Triple-Helix collaboration mechanisms in Southern Africa.

Areas of interests in TH research

University-Industry partnerships, nNational Innovation Systems and models, Collaboration mechansims in practice

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

20 years of practical experience in TH collabotation instruments and mechanisms from Europe and Southern Africa,

Main works and publications

Short CV