Nordic Catalyst is a management consulting and IP exploitation business founded and managed by Saara Inkinen.


SAARA INKINEN, D.Sc. (Tech.), M.Sc. (Tech.)

Founder of Nordic Catalyst


Dr. Saara Inkinen (1979) is an Innovation Management & Technology Transfer Consultant and the Founder of Nordic Catalyst.

Dr. Inkinen founded Nordic Catalyst in 2018 to support companies and research organisations in making the most of their new inventions and ideas. She has over 10 years of experience in scientific R&D and over six years in technology transfer and innovation management. She has in addition worked with strategic research funding and attained a very high success rate in early commercialisation funding as a technology transfer manager. Dr. Inkinen’s broad experience from both commercialisation and research enables her to thoroughly understand the needs and challenges her clients are facing at the interface between science and business. She is motivated by seeing how novel innovations find use in new and improved products and services, and her vision is to maximise the economic and societal benefit of the new inventions and ideas created by her clients.

For more details on Dr. Inkinen’s education and professional experience, please see her LinkedIn profile.


Nordic Catalyst has broad international contact and collaboration networks that can be utilised to provide the best possible outcome for the customers' projects.


Nordic Catalyst is a proud member of the Impact Hub Vienna Community


Nordic Catalyst is a member of the
Smart Chemistry Park network
(Turku Business Region, Finland)