Tuija Rantala, M.Sc. (Tech.) works as Senior Scientist at the VTT Research Area on Business Ecosystems, Value chains and Foresight. Since 1999 she has been with VTT, managing and working in innovation and risk management projects with b-to-b industry, applying and developing qualitative risk and opportunity management methods for different contexts. Her main research interests are related to new business creation, innovation management, open innovation, Internet of Things (IoT), social media, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and intellectual property (IP). She is a doctoral student at the Tampere University of Technology.