Santtu Hulkkonen
CEO & Co-founder
at Solved - The Cleantech Company

Solved - The Cleantech Company
Private company

Finland
Helsinki

Expert in:

General Policy Finance Society Design Environment Energy Processes Mobility

More about this expert:

Passion Cleantech business development, marketing and trends. Channelling and scaling up cleantech and smart city expertise in order to make a major impact on the earth. Together people achieve great things. How did I become me? I was born for cleantech. My mother worked in the first vegetarian restaurant in Finland when I was a child, and I’ve always loved the beauty of nature. The United Nation’s Rio conference in 1992 acted as an inspiration and made me want to act. Studied environmental technology and international business and graduated from the University of Greenwich, UK. Co-founder & Executive Vice President, Solved - The Cleantech Company Ltd. Solved (www.solved.fi) is an on-demand cleantech advisory service and collaboration platform with 2500+ world class experts. Former Executive Director of Cleantech Finland, a network of top 300 Finnish cleantech companies and experts and dedicated to linking Finnish cleantech expertise with global demand. Managed the development of Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation at Sitra with aim to make Helsinki region as a global smart and clean reference area. Worked as consultant at Finpro for world leading cleantech companies to develop and expand business in new markets globally, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe, China and India with focus on advisory services in business strategy, marketing & branding, sales channel development, M&A, venture capital and international project financing as well as carbon funding.Worked successfully so far with over 30 top cleantech firms in fields such as waste and water management, energy efficiency and renewable energies like biomass and wind. Earlier served UN as an Environmental Consultant for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Thailand and in the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) in Hungary. Experienced moderator, mentor and presenter both in private business and in high-level multinational settings. A seasoned public speaker with experience in speaking at tens of high-level sustainability conferences. Advisory and board member positions in Finnish Cleantech companies and organizations. Advisory and board member positions in Finnish Cleantech companies and organizations. The problems I solve currently: Advisor and strategist for nations, cities and companies to boost green growth.