The Science of

Improving Innovation

Upcoming Events

Virtual Workshops & Conferences 2021


Virtual Summits 2021

Theme: Knowledge base


April 16, 2021

July 2, 2021

LPPDE Europe 2021 Virtual Conference

LEAN Innovation


May 19-20, 2021

LPPDE NA 2021 In-person Conference

Injecting Knowledge into Innovation


October 11-14, 2021

LPPDE Virtual Event Europe 2021 & Speakers

Attend Virtual – Access Recordings for 30 days!

Are you ready to connect with the thinkers at the leading edge of lean improvement journeys?

We were really hoping we could do the conference in Helsinki, but due to the pandemic situation in the world, we will have to hold the conference in a digital format in Zoom. We will do our utmost to make this an EXCHANGE of knowledge as if it were in person.

The conference theme is Lean Innovation, an area which we believe is very important today and for the future. We focus on The Science of Improving Innovation. Last year most of our speakers made a shorter presentation and open up for a couple of questions. Now they are back for a full presentation! Most speakers will also participate during the conference days so we can continue chatting and meeting.

If you miss a presentation we are recording them and you will have access to the presentations during 30 days.

Dantar Oosterwal

Vice President Engineering, Argo, Inc

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Bengt Johansson


Sannah Vinding

Johanna Lentonen

Director, Weather Instruments Vaisala

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Martti Hetemäki

Professor of Practice / Chairman Helsinki Graduate School

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Norbert Majerus

Majerus Consulting, Inc

Anders Hugnell

Partner, Implement Consulting Group

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Vesa Koskela

Project Manager, Murata Electronics Oy

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Matti Kauhanen

VP, Technology Manager at ABB Oy

Janne Lundberg

Tuukka Kulha


Sannah Vinding

Christer Lundh


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Andreas Doerken

Partner & SVP at Argo, Inc.

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Elli Kalliokoski

Solution management at KONE

Janne Lundberg

Jukka Borgman

Director, Technology Development at Neles

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Miia Humalajoki

Portfolio Manager at KONE

Learning First, Knowledge Based Development


Test, Test, Test

Test, Test, Test

Testing has a very different evolution comparing testing of software with testing of hardware. Testing has several purposes: customer feedback, risk mitigation, learning, validation, etc. It’s also a great source for innovations. Why I ask myself if the best...

Are you ready to connect with the thinkers at the leading edge of lean improvement journeys?

Innovation Excellence

Our mission is to bring the insights on lean process and product development together for you to learn and exchange


What is Lean PD

Lean PD and Lean Thinking is more of a cultural aspect than a set of methods and tools


Learn best practices from others and participate in workshops


LPPDE is a non-profit organization created to foster opportunities to grow and share Lean PD knowledge

It was great to learn so much and connect with so many people in a close & personal environment!


Laura Silvoy

Healthcare Systems Engineer, Array Advisors

Thanks to you and the rest of the board on delivering a successful event! I attended a couple of great sessions and learned new info to put to use in our product development system.

Matt Albin

Amway Corporation

The LPPDE conference has provided me with fantastic learning and networking opportunities, and has taught time more about LEAN PD than any training I have ever attended. Thank you for this excellent experience!

Faith Burndred

Lean Champion, Nestle

Excellent event. Very good speakers, time for exchange, and networking is really worthwhile.



Frank Vilgilant

Senior Manager, Mews Partners

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