KEINO change agents

KEINO change agents (KEINO-muutosagentti in Finnish) act as the local contact point for the competence centre, bringing KEINO's activities and support closer to public procurers locally. The work of KEINO change agents is funded by KEINO and their tasks are to: 

1. provide information for the Competence center about the situation in the region and the needs of public procuring entities 

2. advise and support procuring entities in accordance with the activities of KEINO 

3. build networks between procuring entities, experts and companies 

4. activate procuring entities to participate in KEINO’s activities and buyer groups 

The first KEINO change agents for were recruited in December 2018 in three provinces. The activities expanded to cover more provinces in the following years (see map on the right. The greener the area, the longer the area has had change agent activity).  

Change agents are currently available in the following provincial areas, which are divided into 12 procurement change agent areas.

  1. South Karelia | Pasi Toropainen 
  2. South Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia | Matti Alakoskela  
  3. South Savo | Ilkka Liljander 
  4. Kainuu and Lappland | Antti Savola
  5. Päijät-Häme ja Kanta-Häme | Jarkko Koskinen  
  6. Central Finland | Nina Kaari 
  7. Pirkanmaa | Antti Savola 
  8. Ostrobothnia | Kimmo Koivisto 
  9. North Ostrobothnia | Tuuli Pohjola
  10. Satakunta | Jarkko Koskinen  
  11. Uusimaa | Pentti Komssi  
  12. Southwest Finland  Riikka Leskinen