AURORA PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES WAS FOUNDED IN 2018. IN EARLY 2019 WE JOINED EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY BUSINESS INCUBATOR CENTRE PROGRAMME (ESA BIC FINLAND) IN OTANIEMI. IN 2023 WE WERE ACCEPTED BY EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL (EIC) IN EIC ACCELERATOR 2022 PROGRAM.
- Business management: track record in international business development, funding, research
- Operational R&D: research, mass production and standardization, official industry processes, Software development, data security
- SpaceTech & Micromechanics: Rocket engines, Plasma physics, Instrumentation, Micromechanics & space technology
Perttu’s background is in applied mathematics and high-performance software. He also has experience from working at Aalto Propulsion and Bell Labs. Perttu is a mathematician with a knack for building. He has experimented with micro propulsion systems and is one of the most experienced rocket propulsion experts in Finland. Perttu’s SW and algorithms are the backbone of Aurora Propulsion Technologies SW offering. He also has one granted patent, and two more pending. He has published four papers from the fields of propulsion and artificial intelligence.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Roope is a MSc. Mechanical engineering/mechatronics. He has over 20 year of experience in large project and program leadership in technology and his latest work was to kick-start the Nokia space program. He is also a seasoned business developer and strategist. He has founded 4 companies with three exits in addition to which he has worked with close to 50 start-ups as an advisor, or board member. Roope’s prior work includes roles in leading a large (+100 pers) research team in Nokia Research Center, Visiting Fellow at MIT, Mechanical design and simulations for CERN LHC magnets. Roope is a co-author/editor of two books, numerous scientific papers and holder of 9 patents.
Timo is a MSc (Economics) in Management Accounting and Business Management. He has almost 20 years working experience from Nokia in Finance, Sales, Marketing, Supply chain, GTM, Project and Parthnerhip management, and Product, Process, Strategy and Business development. He has also several years experience in working as Project manager and Coach at AppCampus that was the biggest mobile accelerator in the world. Timo has recognized skills in Coaching, Change management, Execution of strategies, Building of relationships, Building of new businesses, Leading of cross-functional teams and Collaboration with customers & partners.