Brief history

Enfucell was founded in 2002, and is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, where it also has test production facilities and support functions. The company began as a spin-off from Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), and active operations commenced in 2005. The early years were spent developing the technology and acquiring patents. The first of many patents was acquired in 2007 and the first commercial deliveries started in 2010. The first license customers followed soon after. Entry into the wireless disposable healthcare sensor market arrived in 2015, as well as collaboration agreements with selected chip manufacturers. In 2016, Enfucell now has license agreements across the globe: in China, United Kingdom, USA, Spain, and Belgium.

Board of Directors

Jouni Heinonen
Chairman since 2016, Member since 2012

As a Swiss resident since 1989 Jouni Heinonen has made a long career in global technology business, leading the following companies as CEO: Plumettaz SA 2008-2011, Gurit Holding AG 2005-2007 and Nextrom Holding SA, a subsidiary of Nokia Corporation 1999-2005. Both Gurit and Nextrom are listed in the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX. Prior to Nextrom he worked in various management positions in Nokia Group since 1986. Jouni is currently a partner at HVD and Humatica AG, as well as a board member in Astera Solutions, all based in Zurich. Jouni holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology

Markku Ellilä
Member since 2014, CEO since March 2016

Markku received his PhD degree in 1988 at the Helsinki University of Technology as a result of particle physics research at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. After his academic career he has held a number of R&D and general management positions in world leading technology companies, such as Valmet Paper Machinery, Nextrom and Nokia. Most recently, until 2013, he was the Managing Director of Tellabs Oy. Markku is a co-author of several patents. He is a board member of PYN Fund Management Ltd, and an angel investor.

Antti Kivimaa
Member since 2016

Antti has long term experience in mechanical woodworking industry, in the beginning in technical positions and then in sales and marketing and finally in CEO positions. In early 2000's he has held overall responsibility of Ruukki Group Plc, having several saw mills, prefab house factories and solid wood furniture and projects in Russian soil. Last few years he has been working in VTT, State research Centre as Senior Advisor in Woodworking Industry. He has very profound knowledge of Finnish governmental decision makers in biotech branch.


Anja Talo
Director, Marketing and Sales

Anja has served Enfucell since 2006 in various managerial, customer support and engineering capacities, most recently as Sales Director since 2013. Prior to joining Enfucell she was a research scientist for more than 15 years at the Helsinki University of Technology. Anja holds a Lic.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Eero Suomalainen
R&D Director

Eero is a true technology guru in charge of the development of Enfucell SoftBattery® technology, production and environmental issues at Enfucell. Eero joined Enfucell in 2012, after a long career with Nokia Corporation in technology and project management roles. Eero has been working on batteries and electronics since 1985, and holds an M. Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. He is the author of two battery related patents.

Hongyan Ning
Product Development Engineer

Hongyan Ning joined the Enfucell team in 2005 and has been working on various projects for the continuous improvement of SoftBattery. Her responsibilities include production, testing, documentation and quality control. She holds an M. Sc. in Wood Science and Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Joonas Leskinen
Product Manager

Joonas is responsible for wireless sensor device development projects. He has been involved in developing golf sensor patch and other sports sensors. He joined the Enfucell team in 2015, and has studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Oulu.

Anatoli Vaskinov
Material Development Engineer

Anatoli joined Enfucell in February 2017 as a material development engineer, with previous experience as a project researcher in the field of lithium-ion cells at the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius. He obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Oulu.