Kalevi “Eetu” Ekman
Eetu is Professor of Machine Design at Aalto University School of Engineering and the Professor responsible for PdP. He is also the Director of Aalto University Design Factory, an experimental co-creation platform for education, research and application of product design. His research and education activities relate to integrated product development process, conceptual design phase, prototyping, and especially interdisciplinary co-creation between engineers, designers, and business professionals.
André takes care of the course practices related to students, sponsors, and partner universities. He crafts creative ways to coach the interdisciplinary multicultural student teams, helping them to turn their projects into game-changing industry innovations that get people talking. Prior to joining Aalto Design Factory, André worked in multiple countries across the globe, which helped him gain skills required when working with multicultural and multidisciplinary groups and teams. Currently, he is pursuing his Master’s in Collaborative and Industrial Design at Aalto University.