Council of Tampere Region
Mr Petri Räsänen (born 1966) obtained his MSc in Sociology, Business Administration and International Relations and L.Soc.Sc in Sociology. He has an extensive background in innovation related managerial positions in the public and private sectors, including VTT, Secgo Group and Hermia Group. In 2011 Petri was appointed as Director, Innovation and foresight at the Council of Tampere Region. In this position he is responsible for the regional innovation policy development and strategic foresight. Currently Petri is also member of the board of the University of Tampere.