Ulla's research focuses on sustainable production and consumption, sustainability-oriented innovation, technology and innovation management, circular economy and sustainable business. Ulla holds a D.Sc. (Tech) degree in Industrial Engineering & Management and a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from the Tampere University of Technology, and a M.A. degree in Languages and Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Currently she works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Innovation and Technology Research CITER, at Tampere University, Finland. She was an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business at Jönköping International Business School in 2019-2020.
During the autumn of 2020 and spring 2021, Ulla hosted an MMTC podcast series called “Social Innovation and Sustainable Business Talks”. The series featured discussions with practitioners from sustainability-oriented companies and academics focussing on opportunities for social innovation and sustainability research related to the transition to a circular, more sustainable and resilient economy.
The Social Innovation and Sustainable Business Talks podcast recordings can be accessed via this link .