IBC Finland is a group of companies and research institutes pushing forward the development of industrial biotechnology. The decision making body of IBC Finland is the Steering Board, and the IBC Office is responsible for day-to-day management and administration.

Steering Board

  • Veli-Matti Vuorenpalo, Kemira, Chair
  • Paula Jouhten, Aalto University
  • Jarkko Leivo, Brightplus Oy
  • Lari Vähäsalo, CH Bioforce Oy
  • Ilkka Virkajärvi, Ductor Oy
  • Ulla Moilanen, HAMK
  • Oili Kallatsa, KiiltoClean Oy
  • Riitta Laitinen, LUKE
  • Markus Kass, Mirka Oy
  • Eero Kiljunen, Orion Oyj
  • Bastiaan Romein, Roal
  • Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, Solar Foods, Vice chair
  • Patrick Pitkänen, St1 Oy
  • Ville Santala, Tampere University
  • Janne Jänis, University of Eastern Finland
  • Juha Tanskanen, University of Oulu
  • Pauli Kallio, University of Turku
  • Merja Penttilä, VTT
  • IBC Office

Executive Officer: Aila Maijanen, IBC Office/CLIC Innovation Oy

Scientific Officer: Eero Kiljunen, OrionPharma Oy

Scientific Officer: Jari Vehmaanperä



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c/o Clic Innovation Ltd
Eteläranta 10, 5th floor
FI-00130 Helsinki

IBC Finland builds novel biotechnology solutions and products through project cooperation between companies and research institutes. We offer industry the opportunity to achieve sustainable processing and production of biobased products, chemicals, materials and fuels, from renewable raw materials using biotechnology.

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