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Tuija Rantala (née Luoma)

Current position at VTT

Senior Scientist, Enterprise risk management

Research background and current research topics

Tuija Rantala (née Luoma) has worked at VTT since 1999 and her research topics have covered among others qualitative risk management methods in different contexts, uncertainty management in the innovation process, open innovation, intellectual property management, new business creation through mergers and acquisitions and commercialisation.

Previously she has worked several years with static electricity management, clean room technology and personnel safety in explosive hazardous environments. She has several years’ expertise in product development projects with companies from different business fields. She is the leader and one of the founder members of OpenVTT, open innovation research network at VTT.

Current major research projects at VTT

Current research interests are focused particularly on new business creation through mergers & acquisitions (M&A), open innovation, intellectual property (IP) management and risk management

Current projects:

ManMAP (Managing the M&A Process – From Opportunities to New Business Creation)
IPOB (Intellectual Property in Open Business Models)

Education

Master of Science, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 2005
Bachelor of Science, Tampere Polytechnic University, Finland, 1999

Work history

VTT, Senior Scientist, since 2011
Main research topics: new business creation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property management, open innovation, risk management

VTT, Research Scientist, since 2005-2011
Main research topics: new business creation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property management, open innovation, risk management

Inpaqt BV and RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Researcher, 2009 (3 months),
Research topics: Intellectual Property in Inter-organizational Relationships

IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA, Researcher, 2008 (2 months),
Research topics: Systematic strategic decision support for innovation development

VTT Industrial Systems, Research Engineer, 2002 - 2004,
Research topics: innovation process, commercialisation of new innovations, personal safety in explosive hazardous working environments, risk management

VTT Automation, Research Engineer, 1999-2002,
Research topics: static electricity management, ESD, clean room technology, personal protection

Selected publications

Hassett, M., Räikkönen, M., Rantala, T. (eds.) (2011) M&A as a Strategic Option - From Opportunities to New Business Creation.Teknologiateollisuus ry, Teknova Oy, Tampere. 216 p. ISBN: 978-952-238-097-5. More information and orders.

Rantala, Tuija & Räikkönen Minna. 2010. New business creation through mergers and acquisitions – findings from an interview study. EBRF 2010 conference: Co-Creation as The Way Forward. Nokia, Finland. September 15-17 2010.

Räikkönen Minna & Rantala Tuija. 2010. Reducing uncertainty through risk-conscious strategic evaluation of new business opportunities. EBRF 2010: Co-Creation as The Way Forward. Nokia, Finland. September 15-17 2010.

Paasi, Jaakko & Rantala, Tuija. 2010. Services, Open innovation and IP Management. Proceedings of the Open Innovation Research Seminar, 23 Aug., 2010, Finland.

Paasi, Jaakko; Valkokari, Katri; Rantala, Tuija; Hytönen, Henri; Nystén-Haarala, S.; Huhtilainen, L.. 2010. Innovation management challenges of a system integrator in innovation networks. International Journal of Innovation Management, 14, 6, pp. 1047-1064

Luoma, Tuija; Paasi, Jaakko; Valkokari, Katri. 2010. Intellectual property in inter-organisational relationships - Findings from an interview study. International Journal of Innovation Management, 14, 3, pp. 399 – 414

Paasi, Jaakko; Luoma, Tuija; Valkokari, Katri; Lee, N.. 2010. Knowledge and intellectual property management in customer supplier relationships. International Journal of Innovation Management, 14, 4, pp. 629 – 654

Luoma, Tuija; Paasi, Jaakko; Valkokari, Katri. 2010. Barriers to Innovating Openly. Proceedings of the XXI ISPIM Conference - "The Dynamics of Innovation", Bilbao, Spain, 6-9 June 2010, Huizingh K.R.E, Conn S., Torkkeli M., Bitran I. (Eds.).

Raukko, Mélanie; Luoma, Tuija; Nummela, Niina; Räikkönen, Minna; Häkkinen, Lotta; Maijala, Pekka. 2009. Managing the M&A Process from Opportunities to New Business Creation - An integrated model. Cross-Border M&A: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Business Environment. Brussels, Belgium, 12 - 13 Nov. 2009

Luoma, Tuija; Paasi, Jaakko; Strong, Ray; Ruoyi, Zhou. 2008. Uncertainty Management in Service Innovation. Huizingh, Torkkeli, Conn, Bitran. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st ISPIM Innovation Symposium- "Managing Innovation in a Connected World", Singapore, 14-17 December 2008.

Paasi, Jaakko; Luoma, Tuija; Strong, Ray; Zhou, Ruoyi. 2008. Systematic Strategic Decision Support for Innovation Development. 3rd European Conference on Management of Technology and Innovation, EuroMOT 2008. Nice, FR, 17 - 19 Sept. 2008

For complete list of publications, see Tuija Rantala (née Luoma) publications in the VTT publication register.


Additional information

Tuija Rantala
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 3488

Additional information

Tuija Rantala
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 3488