Born in 1972, Poranen is CEO and Co-founder of Spinnova. Poranen looks at the bigger picture for the company. Before spinning the business off from VTT with Salmela, he headed VTT’s Fibers and Bio-based materials research area.
He also held other managerial positions in his ten years with the VTT and was a visiting scientist at the University of Maine.
Poranen holds a PhD in physics, completed by business and innovation leadership training in IMD Business School. He is a hybrid of scientist, industrial expert and entrepreneur.
He relaxes by playing ice hockey, hunting or escaping the everyday to his cottage. Poranen also has three children.