Dr. Jukka Viitanen has extensive international experience in planning and managing innovation platforms for global excellence. He has served several organizations in Asia and Oceania and participated in founding various innovation institutions during his 15 years abroad. He has developed several governmental programs to facilitate SME business acceleration, cross-border market entry and tech transfer collaboration between Finland and its international partners.
Dr. Viitanen set up Resolute HQ Inc. in 2016 to develop innovation programs for digitalizing regions and platforms. He has been active in developing the regional startup ecosystems, innovation hubs and industrial platforms. The representative references include Kuwait National Innovation System roadmap, Health Care Town concept for Jeju/South-Korea, Innovation city concepts for the three leading cities in Vietnam, Campus Maria Scale-up Town in Finland, Urban business lab concept for the city of Turku.
In 2018, Dr. Viitanen acted as a Lead Expert and Principal Consultant in preparing the National Roadmap for the Platform Economy for the Government of Finland. During this work his core team drafted 10 industry specific ecosystem maps to facilitate transition from digital to digital platform economy. Consequently, Dr. Viitanen has been invited to various expert teams in Finland to prepare the National Growth Program for Smart Mobility, the National Policy Guidelines for the Smart Utilization of AI in Smart society (Finland’s age of artificial intelligence).
Dr. Viitanen is a serial entrepreneur, an acknowledged expert in innovation and business development and a keen digi-visionary for the platform age.