Jesse Oikarinen started as Senior advisor

Jesse Oikarinen has started as Senior advisor in NeIC’s Executive team in May. Oikarinen works at CSC - IT Center for Science in Finland in the Business Insight & Growth unit focusing on the analysis of RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) funding opportunities, development of internal processes related to RDI projects as well as management and analysis of the company’s RDI project portfolio data.

Oikarinen has a background in Social Sciences and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Tampere. He has worked in different positions at CSC since 2017. At NeIC, he will be investigating international funding opportunities in the Nordic region and the EU. Together with the rest of the Executive team, he will look for opportunities to expand the Nordic e-infrastructure collaboration in new directions.

– I feel excited to begin working in the Executive team as the position offers me a great opportunity to utilise my existing knowledge related to RDI funding and projects to support NeIC in its ambitions regarding new collaborations. It also enables further development of collaboration between NeIC and CSC. My time at CSC has given me a great chance to support Finnish research and I find the possibility to support research beyond national efforts through NeIC very motivating, Oikarinen says.