Toni Pienonen

Expert & Partner, Business Arena Oy

Toni Pienonen is an Expert / Partner at Business Arena Oy, a Finnish innovation intermediary, working as a service and concept designer in themes of university-business-cooperation and co-working. His professional interest is to create more impact for project-driven organizations – by helping them to productify their offering and helping them to get things done in practice by experimentation.

Some recent projects Business Arena

– Part of Finnish country partner team for University-Business Cooperation study for European Commission
– Working with conceptualizing the business model and member services at Finland’s oldest privately-funded co-creation and co-working platform Crazy Town
Project impact trainings and facilitation for more than 500 project specialists throughout Finland, helping them to productify their offering
–    Several participatory studies on themes of regional development, project impact and university-business-cooperation throughout Finland.

In addition to Business Arena activities, Toni also works as a part-time facilitator at UUSAIKA RIS3 coordination project in Helsinki-Uusimaa region (Finland) in the theme of Welfare City, helping to identify wicked urban problems and connecting teams interested in solving them.