Mr. Ilkka Virtanen
Ilkka Virtanen is currently working as International Relations Manager at Tampere University. His task is to create and manage university’s strategic research partnerships and networks and to facilitate the creation of new active research collaboration. In his work, he works closely with university’s top management and management of research and international offices across the world. Prior to his current post, he headed seven years university’s Research and Innovation Services, where he gained in-depth experience of research funding, research collaboration mechanisms, agreements and intellectual property rights. His unit also supported commercializing research results and the creation of new businesses and entrepreneurship. Virtanen has over 19 years’ experience of diverse research collaboration and research funding and of the support of prominent research groups. Previously he has also worked in support of business information management, medicine and biosciences.