An award-winning pioneer of small satellite technology with 10+ years of experience in spacecraft development and space-based solutions. During his Ph.D. studies at Aalto University from 2012 to 2016, he played a key role in Finland's first satellite projects, Aalto-1 and Aalto-2, showcasing his expertise in small satellite technology. Tuomas received Finland's Engineer of the Year award in 2018 for his contributions to small satellite know-how and commercialization. As the co-founder and former CEO of Kuva Space, Tuomas led the successful development and launch of three satellite missions, which included the world’s first CubeSat-compatible infrared hyperspectral camera. As the CTO of Kuva Space, he is leading the development of advanced hyperspectral solutions that provide actionable insights for global challenges such as climate change and food security.