Loughborough University London announces new Associate Dean for Enterprise

Director of the Institute for Design Innovation, Professor Mikko Koria has been named the new Associate Dean for Enterprise (ADE) for Loughborough University London.

Mikko succeeds Professor James Skinner, who reached the full term of his position as ADE in September 2017. 
As part of the role, Mikko will provide strategic and operational leadership of the campus’ enterprise activities and long-term goals. He will work closely with external companies to enhance existing collaborations and develop new business partnerships in line with the University’s enterprise strategy. 
As the champion for enterprise activities across all of our taught and research programmes, Mikko will work with the University’s Enterprise Committee and Stakeholder Management Team to raise awareness of our enterprising opportunities amongst all students.
Mikko is also the Director of the Institute for Design Innovation, and maintains a strong research focus on value creation in design innovation, as well as the application of design into multiple contexts.
Prior to his role as Director of the Institute for Design Innovation, Professor Koria engaged in teaching and research in Finland, Japan, China, Brazil and Chile. He is also a Visiting Professor at Aalto University in Finland.
Before pursuing a role in academia, Professor Koria led a number of complex, multicultural and multidisciplinary organisations and initiatives, combining technical and social goals. He has a strong track record of managing teams and developing innovative solutions to a range of business and social problems.