Petri Saarinen

Co-Inventor and Chief Development Officer at Teraloop Oy Ltd

Petri is the Co-Founder, Executive Advisor/Chief Development Officer for Teraloop Ltd the Grid Connected Electric Energy Storage company, the Chairman of the Nordic Energy Storage Association and the Executive Adviser for a US-based banker MobileSolve Group Inc, and the Executive Advisor at a Global Youth Impact initiative Start North.

Petri has a background in a family and partly family run engineering companies; within Energy, Material handling and Geophysical measurement services with either Global and/or Latin American markets. He has over 25 years’ experience in the management, operation’s and development within; utilities/power, field engineering and telecoms industries across Europe, South America, and Africa. He is a co­-founder in a South African media tech startup Eduze. He has been a shareholder in a number of companies from RFID to Media technologies and as an Associate Partner in an early stage funding company in Sweden.

For over 11 years, Petri has been an active startup advisor, board member, coach in the Nordics, Russia, and global regions, helping startups with early and growth phase challenges.

He has received innovation awards and recognitions as a Top 30 European Energy Startup 2015 and Top Energy Startup from EnergySpin 2017, Demo Africa – Best Digital African startup 2013 and from Hello Tomorrow Global Awards 2016.

Petri has his B.Sc/BA studies but he has gained his knowledge from operational activities from his professional life. He has gained further professional education from corps and universities; Avaya, Lucent, LM Ericsson, Aalto University, Instituto Chileno NA, Mulhouse University, SFSU.