Jussi Kivikoski currently works as a Senior Director for Business Finland, which creates new growth through innovation funding services and expert services related to the promotion of exports, investments and travel. Business Finland was established, at the start of 2018, through the merger of Tekes and Finpro.
His main responsibilities include funding decisions for SME’s, processes and instructions for funding as well as being a boss for Funding Managers. Earlier he has been in charge for process for Tekes program, Chemical Technology Department and worked as a senior technical adviser.
Before joining Tekes in 1995, Dr. Kivikoski worked as a researcher in University of Jyväskylä. Dr. Kivikoski holds a doctoral degree in Chemistry from University of Jyväskylä.