Julia Ahvenainen (Stora Enso)
Julia Ahvenainen works at innovation and business development at Stora Enso Wood Products and currently heads the Healthy and Affordable Living (HEAL) Lab. She has many years of experience in sales and development of building products (e.g. Cross Laminated Timber), in timber construction and international business development. After finishing her master studies in Finland, she has lived and worked the last 20 years in Austria, Germany and Spain. Her current work as head of HEAL lab is about speeding up innovation with start-up collaboration and developing new digital services, linked to Healthy and Affordable Living. She sees great potential in bringing together the beautiful building material, wood, and new digital technologies.