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Susanna Varho

Entrepreneur • Advisor Paris Area, France, FR

Founder, and Co Founder, The Noventus Connection.

Founder, and Co Founder, The Noventus Connection.

18 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth

Involved In


The Noventus Connection
The Noventus Connection


FP7 projects


Innovation Expert (Reviewer) European Commission June 2007 - present
Co Founder The Noventus Connection June 2015 - present
Firestarter QiiQ December 2011 - present
Founder fe-ve October 2010 - present
Project Coordinator EIT Digital IVZW July 2014 - January 2016
EIT ICT Labs project liaison for testbeds University P&M Curie (UPMC) - Paris 6 February 2011 - September 2014
EU Coordinator Tivit April 2011 - April 2013
Head of Research DIMES August 2006 - February 2011
Manager of International Affairs IBBT-SMIT, VUB November 2007 - 2010
Principal Lecturer Turku University of Applied Sciences August 2006 - December 2007
CEO Varho Oy August 2000 - December 2005
Researcher Helsinki University of Technology August 1999 - August 2000
Researcher University of Turku June 1996 - July 1999


Teknillinen korkeakoulu-Tekniska högskolan Signal Processing 1996 - 2000
Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku International Marketing, IT Systems, Accounting, Business Law 1992 - 1996
Turun yliopisto Electronics and Telecommunication 1991 - 1996

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Fundraising
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Data
  • • B2B sales
  • • Analytics
  • • User Interface Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Games
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Mobile
  • • Events
  • • Education
  • • Hardware
  • • Social Impact
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Wellness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Movies/Film
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Edutainment
  • • Youth Leadership

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

International Marketing • Signal Processing • social intelligence • Neuroscience • High-tech • Business Law • Networking Technologies • Forerunner • Firestarter • Nose for the next big thing • Patient • Pragmatic • User-centric • Wide experience • Hands-on • Well-Planned Quickly-Done • Internet Innovation

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Martti Mäntylä
We worked together  •  Professor, Aalto University School of Science and Technology.
She has the drive it takes!
Peter Hoogweg
We worked together  •  Manager Operations, SVn and Managing Director, Hoogweg Interim Management.
Besides the qualities already identified, Susanna is not likely to give up easily, fight for every oportunity and sink her teeth into the ne ... xt challenge if there is ever one for her!
Esteve Almirall
We worked together  •  Director - Center for Innovation in Cities - IIK, ESADE Business & Law School and Profesor Asociado, ESADE Business & Law School.
I know Susanna since many years in several countries. She always has been on the very top of really interesting projects and very well conne ... cted. She knows the who is who and how to get there and she has the tenacity to bring you there !
scott kirkpatrick
We worked together  •  professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor, Computer Science, Hebrew University.
She's smart and enthusiastic, has a great network of contacts, and a good sense of other people's capabilities. She also seems to be able t ... o work 20 hours a day.
Martin Potts
We worked together  •  Director, Martel Consulting GmbH.
Susanna is a trustworthy and experienced person, with a long-standing experience in international relations, innovation management and entre ... preneurship.
Vincent Demortier
We worked together  •  vice-président, Fabourg Numérique and Dirigeant, 4Planet.
Able to connect ideas and people to optimise impact on project progress
Nuria De Lama
We worked together  •  Head of Unit, Atos and Deputy Secretary General, Big Data Value Association (BDVA).
Very active attitude, wide knowledge and very responsible in executing tasks
Antti Peltomäki
We worked together
Susanna has a great multi-disciplinary experience and a truly open-minded approach to new digital technogies and their application in creati ... ng totally new new business opportunities!
Marinus Maaskant 马睿
They're my mentor  •  Member of the Supervisory Board, Credo, Georgia and Partner, H&J Group Ltd.
I can only tick 3 boxes in step 3. Susanna has the drive, the intelligence, the creativity and the persistence to become a great entrepreneu ... r. She takes risks but assesses the risk as well. She does not stop where others stop.
Anastasius Gavras
We worked together  •  Programme Manager, Eurescom GmbH. Previously Engineer, Deutsche Telekom AG.
Susanna has been an excellent person to discuss and follow-up disruptive ideas and innovations in the ICT domain and beyond, i.e. exploiting ... the border to other disciplines. Her long engagement and experience in innovation ecosystems makes her an invaluable asset for every entrepreneur or startup seeking an advice.
Jerome Chifflet
We worked together  •  Head of Access to Finance, EIT Digital and Innovation manager, EIT ICT Labs.
Susanna is also visonary , she understand before others the next challenges and she is also a leader.
Jerker Wilander
We worked together  •  Dir. Software Technology Research, Ericsson.
She has long experience in European research
Jesus Contreras
We worked together  •  Innovation and Business Development, IMDEA Software Institute. Previously Chief Operating Officer, Taiger.
Susanna is the essential fuel for scaling up any business. With her you will address the right questions at the right speed. Infinite energy ... .
Juha Plosila
We worked together  •  Head of the EIT Digital Master's Programme in Embedded Systems, EIT Digital.
Through her versatile experience during the last 20 years, she has proven her ability and capability to be a successful entrepreneur.
Christophe Diot
We worked together  •  CTO, Safran Analytics, Safran. Previously Chief Scientist, Technicolor.
she is a hard worker, with a strong technical background on top of which she has built skills that are mandatory for an entrepreneur (see ab ... ove). she is also someone who understand that risk means opportunity and she doesnt mind failing and learns from it. both qualities being found in great entrepreneurs.
Damir Čaušević
We worked together  •  Expert Member of Brno Smart City Committee, Brno City Municipality.
Susanna's drive to success would be the absolute 1st reason to work with her.
Kimmo Ojuva
We worked together  •  Senior Advisor, Finpro, Invest in Finland and Partner, Suomen Tietotekniikan Tuki ry ( Kaato Association).
Susanna knows how the European Commission works, how to get partners for EU funded research programs etc.
Arian Zwegers
We worked together  •  Scientific Officer, Net Innovation unit, European Commission. Previously Project Officer, Software and Services unit, European Commission.
Susanna has a big experience in project management and innovation management. She is motivated, dedicated, and inspires others.

Marinus Maaskant 马睿
Member of the Supervisory Board, Credo, Georgia and Partner, H&J Group Ltd.
Marinus has the widest experience on global business and business development than any other person I know. The whole world is his home, not ... only because he has travelled and travels all continents but also because he has the unique respect, the careful ear and eye and the courage and skills to meet persons and make them flourish.