Johannes Mikkonen, Researcher

Johannes Mikkonen is a social scientist, who currently researches how sensors change the society. His expertise lies in the societal impact of research and communication.

Johannes’ core competences include:
- Societal impact of digitalisation
- Interaction and communication of academic research
- Co-creation

In Demos Helsinki Johannes manages Naked Approach -project that investigates how digitalisation and smart environments change the society and business. The project builds the Nordic perspective towards the internet of things together with VTT and four Finnish universities. In addition, Johannes is an interaction coordinator of BEMINE -research project, which solves the challenges of city-regions planning and is funded by the Academy of Finland.

“ In order to build more sustainable and just world, people with different backgrounds and capabilities need to find new ways to work together”.

Prior to Demos Helsinki Johannes has worked in the European Parliament Information office in Helsinki and with the development projects in the Embassy of Finland in Kathmandu and in Maya Nepal ry.