“It has been very interesting and educational to work at VTT,” said Kalliokoski. “I’ve had the opportunity to work in different roles and change and development projects. I started as a research trainee in 1999 and in the past few years I’ve been leading the ICT, electronics and well-being research of VTT as the EVP of Knowledge Intensive Products and Services. As the chairman of VTT Ventures, I’ve also seen the development and growth of VTT-based spin-offs. VTT is an important actor in the Finnish innovation environment and especially in the R&D activities supporting Finnish industry. I wish all the best and success to VTT and VTTers.”
Kalliokoski will start as the CEO of High Metal Oy on Feb. 2, 2018. He will also be one of the main owners of the company. He has worked as the chairman of the company from 2010. High Metal is a family company established in 1949. It is producing manufacturing machines and equipment for food production, R&D and technology solutions. Kalliokoski will also be a board member in several technology and start-up companies.
Huomo has been acting in different roles at VTT and in industry both in Finland and abroad. She has versatile expertise and knowledge both related to the Knowledge Intensive Products and Services business area and applied research.
“VTT is a great place to work; we can have impact both in industry and in the society. The outlook in this business area is good and we have excellent people working here so I’m sure that we’ll be able to meet these targets,” Huomo said.