Passionate developer of innovation ecosystems with over 25 years of extensive background in a variety of executive and expert roles in business development and research organizations. Currently Aki is working as a CEO of Kuopio Health Co-op, which is an open innovation ecosystem committed to promoting well-being, food industry and healthcare technology competence, research and business life as well as health care industry awareness. Kuopio Health conforms to an open innovation model in combining the public sector, academic world, business life and end-users enabling the creation of new solutions and networks. It provides excellent healthcare expertise and training together with a quality operating environment and business networks for Finnish and global healthcare technology companies and innovators.