Communicate science

in a non-scientific way

Communicate science

in a non-scientific way

Jukka-Pekka has done the walks to his talks. He is a seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator who can deliver content, both from wide-range of work experience and cutting-edge science.

As a scholar-activist, he hosts regularly inspiring sessions related to entrepreneurship, new ways of meaningful and participatory organizing, community building and science dissemination through arts. His high impact projects have been published in top academic journals and media outlets.

Jukka-Pekka’s affiliations include:

Media articles

and scientific journal articles

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May 18, 2021

From a myth to machine realism? An overview of the common future of AI and art

May 17, 2021

Lux in Fabula – participatory science art installation

February 16, 2021

Call for papers on special issue focusing on Entrepreneurship, Scholarship, and Fundamental Uncertainty


and next events

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Science, peer-reviewed science, and disseminating for those who benefit from it is more important than ever. This is especially true with Jukka-Pekka’s keynote and hands-on workshop topics related to entrepreneurship, new ways of meaningful and participatory organizing, community building and novel forms of science dissemination. For this, Jukka-Pekka is a seasoned speaker for communicating cutting edge science-based content with passion in a new format, with visuals and sound, and apply it to any given organizational context. JP’s background as an academic and deep involvement with practice has resulted in a novel understanding of both worlds.

The ability to understand research, the journals, and find relevant research for a particular audience is Jukka-Pekka`s core skill. This is a topic that he not only speaks about but also uses on co-building the WTSUP! and Burning Stories platforms and Startup Circus. For knowing more, feel free to contact or listen the most recent podcasts below with topics of Peace & Entrepreneurship from Geneva Peace Week and Science of Participatory Cultures. For corporate inquiries, contact speaker agency MySpeaker


Dr. Heikkilä


A curious scholar who is…
Dedicated to work between communities in uncertain territories.
Fascinated to co-create at the intersection of science & practice.
Inspired to share knowledge with diverse audiences.
Committed to delivering high-quality content.

With the recent publications, he is interested in building impactful and novel platforms, blended with the fields of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, organizational science, and arts.  His particular expertise is rooted in an extreme environments and co-created volunteer initiatives that apply self-organizing governance models. Currently Jukka-Pekka is based in Helsinki, Aalto University, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University and Harvard University and has a Newton Fellowship nomination from the Royal Society (UK). He is a supporter of intentional communities such as the Embassy Network, Blivande Stockholm and Alter Ego.

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Below are featured projects that Jukka-Pekka has been contributing, founded or is currently leading.

All projects are applying novel forms of governance and blend disciplines, with the aim to create both a high-level societal and a rigorous scientific impact

The Shortcut: Grassroots initiative aiming to integrate immigrants to the Finnish society via tech entrepreneurship education

Burning Stories: Combining science and arts, studying the impact of participatory cultures

WTSUP!: The bridge between the Nordics and the Middle East to to foster equality

Pyongyang Startup Week: Entrepreneurship in extreme settings

Startup Circus: The most colourful pitching event in town

Space on Fire: A high-tech art project combining wooden architecture and space technology