Ilkka Taponen


Calm, reliable, and an innovative man with a self-development mindset. Ilkka dreams of being able to be part of something revolutionary. His biggest interests are Lean management and sustainability.


Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. International Business and Logistics- evening studies in English. Thesis Supply Chain Risk Management in Entomology Farms Case: High scale production of human food and animal feed can be found here.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate from Aalto University, Helsinki.

Professional Experience:

8 years’ experience in process development in startup companies. Projects related to running and scaling up of production and management processes in the medical, food, and new space industry.

  • Detailed CV is available at LinkedIn here.
  • itaponen (at)
  • Twitter: @ilkkataponen



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