Mr. Riku Makela works in Embassy of Finland in Singapore as the Counsellor for Innovation and Trade Affairs. In this role, he represents Finnish innovation system in Singapore and ASEAN region to foster collaboration in knowledge exchange, research, innovation, business and investments. Health technology is a main focus sector for these efforts. Prior to his role in Singapore, Mr. Makela has created connections for Finnish innovators and companies in Hanoi, New Delhi, Silicon Valley and Finnish cities Helsinki and Pori. Before his government career, he marketed healthcare devices and IT solutions globally in Datex-Ohmeda unit of Finnish multinational company Instrumentarium (today part of GE Healthcare) and developed digital solutions for industry as an entrepreneur in Remtec Systems Ltd. He holds MSc degree in technical physics with focus on medical technology and biophysics from Helsinki University of Technology (today part of Aalto University).