Workshop with Matti Hämäläinen our Senior Adviser

Matti Hämäläinen is the Senior Advisor of Heaven Solu­tions. He arrived from Finland to our office in Iasi, Romania. Matti brought a new busi­ness per­spec­tive on the plans and started, along­side Cristi Micliuc (CEO) and Heaven Solu­tions’ Team, to lay the foun­da­tions of a new initiative.

With over 40 years of expe­ri­ence in acad­emia and the industry, Matti helps us to better under­stand the chal­lenges and com­plexity of the research field.

Throughout his career, Matti involved in devel­oping inter­na­tional edu­ca­tion, research projects, and net­works. By linking uni­ver­si­ties, industry, gov­ern­ment enti­ties, and NGOs for studying, he con­tributed to devel­oping solu­tions to joint challenges.

We visited the High School of Com­puter Science (LIIS) where we met the CyLiis and Peppers teams that impressed Matti with the robots they built.
The stu­dents talked about their expe­ri­ence in inter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions and showed him their port­folio of achieve­ments, built with the support and impli­ca­tion of Heaven Solutions.

First time in Romania

This visit to Romania marked Matti’s first expe­ri­ence in the country. However, upon reaching his des­ti­na­tion, he was pleas­antly sur­prised by the city’s charm. What res­onated with him the most were the people – their blend of enthu­siasm and pro­fes­sion­alism left a strong impres­sion. Addi­tion­ally, Matti found the diverse range of projects, par­tic­u­larly those involving medical devices and other sectors, highly inter­esting. The emphasis on work quality and the ability to swiftly explore new oppor­tu­ni­ties greatly appealed to him and stood out as sig­nif­i­cant aspects of his visit.

What specifically impressed Matti?

The primary focus was on inten­sive busi­ness dis­cus­sions aimed at achieving align­ment. Various complex topics were explored, and the col­lec­tive effort led to a cohe­sive under­standing of the path forward. Matti was notably impressed by the pro­fes­sion­alism demon­strated throughout this process. The effi­ciency in tran­si­tioning from plan­ning to exe­cu­tion, enabling swift progress, closely res­onated with his pref­er­ences and left a lasting impression.