Juhani Lehtonen

“Let’s make innovation profitable and have fun doing it.” describes Juhani’s approach to work well. More than 10 years in consultancy together with more than 15 years in start-up scene gives Juhani the proper background to help customers to do things differently and to create value doing it. Innovation portfolio tools are his passion along with the methodology for innovation, TRIZ and latest Innotiimi-ICG tools. This Imaginative Thinking is a tool for everyone to help for better creativity. Whether it’s longer innovation development projects or shorter innovation boosts, Juhani is the right person to ask.


  • Innovation portfolio creation and tools
  • Imaginative Thinking – methodology
  • Innovation facilitation
  • Innovative sales approach – sales for start-ups
  • Innovation boosts and hackathons

Past Projects

  • Wärtsilä
  • UPM
  • Tieto
  • ABB
  • VTT
  • Huhtamäki
  • GloCell
  • Goodmill Systems
  • Forest Cluster

Good To Know

  • Plays trumpet in jazz and funk bands
  • Ice hockey with older guys (HC “Lousy”)
  • Ski touring. Up and down mainly with muscle power. Loves the scenery and powder
  • Tries to work from summer cottage in Eastern Finland whenever possible

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