Husky Innovate Talk with Jukka Vornanen, Global Wood Supply Manager, IKEA of Sweden

1/25/22, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Zoom

Registration required:

A new session was added to Innovation Week! IKEA will join the Innovation Week line-up with a short virtual discussion highlighting how they innovate when faced with the challenges of the modern age. 

Jukka Vornanen, Global Wood Supply Manager, IKEA of Sweden, in Älmhult, Sweden will present IKEA’s philosophy and the big ideas that are moving IKEA forward. Jukka will talk about collaboration with Tech to offer student internships and co-ops. Erin Syth, Institute Manager of IPEC, and Cody Kangas, Director of Corporate Relations, will moderate the discussion.

Attendees will find out:  

  • How wood, a commonly used material of the past, is being imagined for a new future at IKEA
  • Hear more about how IKEA works with its Democratic Design process
  • What the Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 means and how it is part of the IKEA vision

Student co-op opportunities abroad in Sweden are offered at the 2022 Michigan Tech Career Fair.Lisa CasperHusky Innovate Program ManagerPavlis Honors College722 Minerals and Materials Engineering Building906-487-1662pronouns: she / her / hers