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Liina Joller-Vahter

Innovation management expert and start-up coach

Motivation to join Alliance as a mentor for Blue Growth

Liina Joller-Vahter is a lecturer on biotechnology entrepereneurship & innovation management at the University of Tartu and at the same time a co-founder of Power Algae, a company dedicated to microalgae valorization technologies. Liina is driven by developing and spreading of innovations that make people’s life better. She has been advising both governments and companies on various innovation management related challenges, ranging from electromobility, energetics to green & blue economy.

Liina’s first contact with the Alliance was as an entrepreneur, as one of the “cases”. Now she is motivated to share her experience on how to take the maximum form these possibilities. More specifically, she is interested in facilitating collaboration across the traditional boundaries of industries, help new promising technologies to diffuse by finding suitable business models, and expand the collaboration of stakeholders in the blue economy.

Market active/interested

Food, feed, pharma, fertilizers, chemicals, biomaterials, bioenergy, carbon capture & utilization, integrated systems.

Expertise in biological resources

Techno-economic analysis of new biotechnologies, Business models for blue economy, Microalgae cultivation and valorization.

Organization information

Name of organization: University of Tartu.
Organization type: University.
Size: 3,600 employees.

Main Focus areas:

  • techno-economic analysis
  • due diligence
  • investment analysis
  • foresight
  • innovation management.

Service offer

Techno-economic analysis, business model innovation, investment analysis, founders’ challenges and teambuilding, corporate finance, business development in wider sense.
Mediating contacts to other departments at the University of Tartu for specific analytical needs.


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