Eini Haaja


+358 29 450 4714

+358 50 446 0085

Rehtorinpellonkatu 3


ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8391-1181

Areas of expertise
• International opportunity recognition and joint internationalisation of SMEs
• The development, digitalisation and competitiveness of the maritime sector in the Baltic Sea region
• The emerging business opportunities for foreign investors in the Arctic, particularly in the Barents Sea region
• Project planning and management (e.g. Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, EMFF, Business Finland)


D.Sc. (Econ.) Eini Haaja is Research Manager at the
Pan-European Institute (PEI). Haaja has been working at PEI since 2008 in
various research, teaching and administrative positions. She has specialised in
International Business with an emphasis on the economic development of the
Baltic Sea and Barents Sea regions. Business opportunities and networks in
maritime and offshore industry are of particular interest to her. She has been
involved in several research projects and has published articles concerning
business prospects and risks in the Barents and Baltic Sea regions, most
recently focusing on the internationalisation and digitalisation of the maritime
sector. As an example of her research projects, she successfully
coordinated a project application process for the ECOPRODIGI project which now
receives co-financing from the EU Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. The
project started in late 2017 with a budget of over 4 million euros and aims at
increasing eco-efficiency in maritime sector processes through digitalisation.
Previously she has worked in DigiPro project (co-financed by Tekes) and
SmartComp project (co-financed from EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme), for instance.

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