Teemu Santonen received his Ph.D. (Econ.) degree in Information Systems Science from Aalto University in Finland in 2005. Currently he is acting as a “Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS)” principal lecturer at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Prior his academic career Santonen was working over a decade as a consult and a development manager in leading Finnish financial, media and ICT sector organizations. Santonen is also a scientific panel member of International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) and is former board member of Finnish Strategic Management Society. In Laurea Santonen has been leading Service Design and co-creation research program. Currently he is managing co-creation and business development activities for three major EU-funded project having a total budget over 10 MEUR and including 41 partners across Europe. The Finnish Inventor Support Association have honored Santonen’s novel crowdsourcing based open innovation platform as the best school related innovation in Finland. As of today he has publish over 60 scientific paper. His current research interest focuses on “Open Innovation management”, “Living labs in context of health/wellbeing and circular economy”, and “Social Network Analysis (SNA)”.