Dr. Janne Savolainen

Angestellt, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Agentur Savolainen

Köln, Germany


Business Development
Budget Planning
Marketing strategy
New Technologies
Team leadership
Team Development
Physical Chemistry
Marketing Communications
Strategic Planning
Research and Development
Budget Management
Scientific Project Management
Scientific Writing
Strategic marketing
Technical purchasing
instrument development
Molecular sciences
lean start up
Solvation sciences
Laser technology
Laser physics
Innovation Management
Knowledge Sharing
Talent Management
Project Management
Marketing management
Public relations
English Language
MS Office
presentation skills
organizational skills
Cross-functional team work


Professional experience for Janne Savolainen

  • Current 1 year and 6 months, since Jan 2023

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Agentur Savolainen

  • Current 4 years and 6 months, since Jan 2020

    Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

    Noble Glass oy

  • 6 months, Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

    Senior Innovation Manager

    PI Integral Solutions Limited

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT. BUSINESS AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT. Technology and value-chain assessment Implementing lean start-up strategy Communications and presentations ACHIEVEMENTS: • New workflow and organisational structure implemented • Excellent reviews from the team members • Three project proposals submitted for EU and German funding (3M€+) • Solidified business model for a spin-off company • Publication in Innovation Management

  • 4 years and 3 months, Oct 2014 - Dec 2018

    Scientific Director - Senior Scientist

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO-DIRECTOR. TEAM LEADER. LABORATORY HEAD. SENIOR SCIENTIST. Director of several laboratories Technical staff supervision and hiring Purchasing and strategic planning with several budgets Senior scientist leading spectroscopy teams ACHIEVEMENTS: • ZEMOS research institute and spectroscopy laboratories launched • Formed and supervised a team and established research • Laboratory quality and productivity leaps • International dissemination of research results

  • 4 years and 4 months, Jun 2010 - Sep 2014

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    University of Zürich

    SENIOR RESEARCER. TEAM LEADER Water molecular physics, electrons in water, optics Instrument development Lab-Design, purchasing, teaching, training and mentoring ACHIEVEMENTS: • Co-inventor of first THz multi-dimensional spectroscopy in liquids (2D-Raman-THz spectroscopy) • Several publications in peer-reviewed international journals including high-profile journals like Nature Chemistry and PNAS • Several successful international collaborations • International dissemination of results

  • 10 months, Mar 2009 - Dec 2009

    Visiting Scientist

    University of Vienna

    RESEARCH. METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT. Research on energy flow in artificial photosynthesis and biomimcry Multi-dimensional laser spectroscopy in the visible spectral region. • Several talks and publications in peer-reviewed international journals

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jul 2007 - Jan 2009

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    University of Twente

    RESEARCH. SUPERVISING. Laser control of cancer treatment photodynamic therapy Ultrafast laser spectroscopy with shaped ultrafast pulses ACHIEVEMENTS • Several talks and publications in peer-reviewed international journals

  • 7 months, Jul 2007 - Jan 2008

    Post Doctoral Fellow

    University of Twente

    RESEARCH. SUPERVISING. Laser control of cancer treatment photodynamic therapy Ultrafast laser spectroscopy with shaped ultrafast pulses ACHIEVEMENTS: • Several talks and publications in peer-reviewed international journals

  • 4 years and 8 months, Nov 2002 - Jun 2007

    PhD Student

    FOM institute AMOLF

    RESEARCH. LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT. CO-SUPERVISION. Laser pulse shaping and control of biomolecules Responsible for all aspects including design, purchasing and set-up of the novel pulse-shaping laser laboratory • First coherent control of energy flow in artificial light harvesting demonstrated • PhD Thesis, presentations and several publications in high-profile peer-reviewed international journals • Coordinated successfully several projects with designers, workshops, programmers and scientists

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2000 - Sep 2002


    University of Jyväskylä

    RESEARCH. LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT. DISSEMINATION. Research on protein dynamics with ultrafast laser spectroscopy Research on fluorescent label molecules Build a time-correlated single-photon experiment • Successful collaboration with University of Turku and ArcDia International Ltd in characterizing label molecules for a mariPOC diagnostic system • Initiated a successful collaboration with Biology Department of University of Jyväskylä • Several publications in peer-reviewed international journals

  • 5 years and 4 months, May 1996 - Aug 2001

    Classical Guitar Teacher

    Heinola Muusic School, Päijät-Häme Conservatory

    HEAD OF CLASS. MEMBER OF TEACHERS’ SEMINAR Teaching classical guitar and developing the music school syllabus • Tripled the amount of students as classical guitar became as popular as piano and violin for the first time • Awarded a price at K.V. Leino guitar competition in Jyväskylä • Participated in several master classes of world-renowned guitarists

Educational background for Janne Savolainen

  • 5 years and 1 month, Nov 2002 - Nov 2007

    Physikalische Chemie

    AMOLF, Amsterdam

    Molecular physics


  • Finnish

    First language

  • English


  • German


  • Dutch



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