Ville Karhusaari

Knowledge Exchange Manager
Research and Enterprise Office
 Ville Karhusaari
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874559

  • Location

    5.404, Colchester Campus


Ask me about
  • Knowledge exchange - consultancy, contract research, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and collaboration with external organisations
  • Engaging with business, public sector and not-for-profit organisations
  • Internal and external funding to support the commercialisation of your research and expertise
  • Executive education, CPD & short courses
  • Accessing Essex academic expertise, knowledge and funding mechanisms to support research, innovation & development of your organisation


Ville is a Knowledge Exchange Manager at the University of Essex working with academics in Essex Business School and the Faculty of Humanities to facilitate engagement and relationships with business, and the public and not-for-profit sectors. His role involves supporting Schools & Departments develop a strategic approach for knowledge exchange to help diversify income streams, build networks and relationships, commercialise research-led expertise and IP, and facilitate demonstration of research impact through knowledge exchange activities. He is part of the Senior Management Team of the ESRC-funded Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project and co-ordinates Essex's involvement on the ERDF-funded KEEP+ and TALE business support programmes. Ville has previously worked for the Department for International Trade, Business Wales and Business Finland in trade development advisory and consultancy roles.

+44 (0) 1206 874559


5.404, Colchester Campus