Pia Erkinheimo

Director - Power of Data, The Finnish Development Company Vake

Pia Erkinheimo works at Vake – The Finnish State Development Company as a program director for data economy. With 2,3 Billion Euro assets, Vake invests in digitalisation and climate actions. Besides this Pia e.g. chairs the board of SOLVED – The Sustainability Company and is involved in half a dozen growth companies.

She is a member of FiBAN, Finnish Business Angels Network where she was also a member of the board in 2018. As an investor, she looks at businesses where impact investing and big data meets with deep tech. In Fall 2017 she worked at Nordea’s Startup and Growth as responsible for investor deal-flow. The European Commission has benefitted from her S&T&I experience as a Rapporteur for OISPG, Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group, and currently, she looks the deal-flow coming via EU’s SME initiative.

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it but to enable it.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of e.g. Le Petit Prince.