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Anna Nikina-Ruohonen

Anna Nikina-Ruohonen

Helsinki, Finland


Author: "Areas of Innovation in a Global World", www.areasofinnovation.com. Innovating education and educating for innovation.

About me

Author: "Areas of Innovation in a Global World".

Published scholar on innovation management, entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship.

Affiliated Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

Ambassador, Education Innovations, HundrED.org, Finland.

Has worked for over 15 years across Europe and globally in the development of international partnerships in business, education and innovation ecosystems. Has collaborated with International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Nokia, Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Trainers’ House, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. 

Defended the Doctoral Dissertation on female entrepreneurs in Scandinavia, and was awarded a prize by United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for practical contribution to entrepreneurship.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is the way to inspire, empower and enable children with the relevant skills and tools to grow to become the contributors to and the leaders of transformation of our society.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation and education have become inseparable. Innovating education is about testing and implementing new ways for making education relevant, applicable and accessible. Educating for innovation prepares today’s students for tomorrow’s global and digitalised economy.