Meet the staff of Biobord!

:wave: Welcome to Biobord on behalf of @RDI2CluB!

In this topic, you will get to know our helpful staff better. We have a good bunch of people here to assist you. All of our staff-members will introduce themselves more closely in the comment-section.

Don’t hesitate to contact them in any matter :slight_smile:
Contacting is easy, just write them in our chat or send an open message in Biobord User Support -group.

Here is a list of our staff in case you need regional help or service in your own language.

Ms. Riikka Kumpulainen (the admin): @riikkakumpulainen
Ms. Tiina Tarvainen: @tiina

Ms. Ingrid Hvidsten Gabrielsen: @ingrid
Mr. Halgrim Breie: @halgrim

Ms. Monika Malanowicz: @monikamalanowicz
Ms. Ewelina Piotrowska: @ewelina.piotrowska

Ms. Inese Suija-Markova: @inese
Mr. Kristaps Rocans: @kristaps.rocans

Ms. Kaidi Kaaret: @kaidi

Enjoy your time on Biobord! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Biobord admin @riikkakumpulainen


Hello again!

My name is Riikka Kumpulainen and I act as the admin for Biobord, nice to meet you all. I am more than happy to help and hear your thoughts of Biobord.

:school: I am also the project manager for RDI2CluB-project in Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK). More about the project:

:house: Jyväskylä, Finland is the place that I call home and my office is the Institute of Bioeconomy (JAMK).

:face_with_monocle: My expertise is in marketing/communication, digitalization and in service design. So please let me know, if there is anything I can help you with.

I hope that we can develop Biobord together to reach it’s full potential!


Hello everybody!

My name is Kaidi Kaaret, I’m the main contact for all the new Estonian users. Tere tulemast! :slight_smile:

I’m based in Tallinn, in the Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre and work with all kinds of environmental and sustainability topics, including bioeconomy as part of the RDI2Club project.

Happy to hear your comments or questions about Biobord! Feel free to contact me in estonian or in english!


Dear all, welcome to Biobord!

My name is Inese Suija - Markova and I am one of the two main contacts for the Latvian users! Esiet sveicināti Biobord platformā!

I represent a research, development and innovation institution named “Institute for Environmental Solutions”. We are based in the outskirts of a beautiful medieval town of Cesis in Latvia. Our institute develops solutions for natural resource management and sustainable use of land by applying multidisciplinarity and technological progress. We promote 21st century Renaissance by fusing science, cutting-edge technology and art, gastronomy, business, and other forms of human creativity. My own specialisation is management of knowledge-intensive business services and innovation.

I’ll be happy to answer to your questions and help you navigate the Biobord platform!


Hello you all on Biobord!

My name is Tiina Tarvainen and I am from Central Finland. I am working as a Project Specialist in business development company of Saarijärvi city, SSYP Kehitys Ltd.

I am one of the two main contacts for Biobord users from Finland! You can contact me in Finnish or in English. I am more than happy to help you with the use of Biobord.

Let´s keep in touch. :blush:


Dear all,
My name is Ewelina Piotrowska and I represent Foundation for Education and Social Dialogue PRO CIVIS. We take part in various activities in vocational education, developement of civil society and strenghtening the cooperation between science, business and administration. Our Institute colaborates with research units, public administration institutions, social partners and companies as well as with individual specialists and researchers.

I’ll be happy to assist you on Biobord! I am one of the two main contracts for Biobord users from Poland and you can contact me in polish or english!

Just let me know if you have some questions :grinning:


Hi everyone!
My name is Ingrid Hvidsten Gabrielsen and I am one of the main contacts for Biobord users from Norway.

My education is in forestry, environmental politics and governance, and organisations. I am now working at Tretorget Ltd, a business company which helps develop new businesses, improve performance in existing business and facilitate business networks and clusters. Tretorget is involved in several projects within bioeconomy - including RDI2CluB.

I am happy to help you if you have any questions about Biobord or bioeconomy. Feel free to contact me in English or Norwegian (Swedish or Danish will also do) :smiley:


Hello and welcome as a new user on Biobord! Velkommen skal dere være :slight_smile:

My name is Halgrim Breie and I and @Ingrid are facilitators for Norwegian users. I work for Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences with the office location Evenstad.

My background is from public administration - as a leader in the technical sector and the agricultural sector at the municipal level. I also have executive experience from wildlife and fisheries management, both for private landowners and Statskog. By education, I am a forestry candidate with a master’s degree aimed at wildlife management and reindeer husbandry. I can contribute with management experience and bring INN’s researchers and other staff at the Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology into the network.

Vi snakkes :slight_smile:


Hello there! Sveiki!

My name is Kristaps Ročāns. I act as one of the representatives of the Latvian bio economy innovation hub, please approach me in English or Latvian!

I represent Vidzeme Planning Region - one of the 5 regional development institutions in Latvia - as a project manager and expert. I am also a board member and managing director of Latvian food bioeconomy cluster - Latvian high added value and healthy food cluster.

I am based in Cēsis, Latvia.