Innovation Ecosystems Enable to Tackle the Grand Challenges

Johanna Fräki

Innovation Ecosystems at Neste Corporation

as recorded on 13-15 April 2021 as part of Innov8rs Connect on SDG's, Climate & Impact Innovation

In the session Johanna covered the necessity of working together in order to provide answers to climate crises and other grand challenges of our time. In addition to the outside-in approach, she tackled the internal innovation capability of a traditional oil refinery, Neste, to reinvent itself as the 3rd most sustainable company in the world.

About the speaker

Collaboration for change is the name of the game! At Neste, Johanna Fräki enjoys working with customers, academia, cities, even competitors, in order to mitigate the climate crises. As responsible for establishing innovation ecosystems for renewable and recyclable solutions, she is convinced we can solve the great challenges of our time… together.

With a M.Sc. in Computer Science, an MBA, a long career in telecommunications, maritime and energy fields, and a stint at running her own disruptive e-commerce business, Johanna is well versed in the customer-driven innovation approach.

Johanna lives and breathes the oceans. When she’s not involved in innovations for a better life, Johanna can be found with her husband and three sons in the serene Finnish Archipelago, or on warmer, southern waters.

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