Mitä me teemme
Projetikonsultaatio, geronteknologia, hyvinvointiteknologia, matkailu
Palvelemme suomeksi, ruotsiksi, englanniksi, hollanniksi, saksaksi ja ranskaksi.
What do we do
Project consultation, gerontechnology,
welfare technology, tourism
English, Dutch, German and French.
Jan Graafmans (Dutch, 1951)
Graduated as a research engineer in medical technology after some turbulent teenage years. Worked as a project officer responsible for the development of university research and education biomedical & health technology at TU-Eindhoven, Center for BMT, and served as CEO of this Center with responsibility for all innovative R&D and Education programs in this field. Created the new field of Gerontechnology (1988) and gave it a worldwide dimension. For eight years acted as Secretary General for CESAER (a European network of about 60 universities of technology), translating EU politics and policies for the benefit of university managers. Since 2008 living in Finland, as a self-employed consultant, with work based on general experience, and with a high degree of specialization in Gerontechnology.
Hobbies: Motorcycles (close to 2 million kms experience on and aside the road). Choir music (of all sorts but A Capella). Nature (lakes and forests). Reading (fiction, provided it has a sound anthropological basis)
Tuula Ikonen-Graafmans (Finnish, 1947)
After her training and career as a professional and specialized nurse, she graduated as an MSc in Health Sciences (Administration), Kuopio. The following period she served as a research assistant and vice-professor at the same university. This evolved in a three year position as senior health care officer at the Provincial State Office of Eastern Finland, interrupted by a four year leave as a member of the Finnish Parliament. The next five years she was the project-coordinator of the North Karelian Social Technology Project (ERDF and ESF funded), a project aiming at people to stay in active control over their own life. In 2000 she moved to Belgium and was active as an expert reviewer and evaluator of EU R&D projects, mainly in the domain of ICT and Quality of Life. At the same time she served as volunteer and for two years as the president of Suomi-Klubi in Belgium. In 2008, she returned to Finland and worked as the director of nursing services and coordinator the development of services for the elderly in Juuka municipality. She has been also the project coordinator of ERDF project : Center for aged citizens, associations and enterprises, Ellinkulma. Being retired now she is available and eager to consult based on her life time experiences.