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Who We Are

The core of our team is a group of experienced professionals in science, technology, and media, talented across multiple fields.

Helena Telkänranta

Founder and CEO

Maija Karala

Science writer and illustrator

Ville Sinkkonen

Concept artist and 3D modelling expert


Joonas Gustafsson

Expert in service design and usability

Taina Tengvall

Expert in administration and marketing, board member


Mari Tienhaara

Expert in veterinary thermography

Taru Tornikoski

Assistant in science communication

Matleena Lappalainen

Assistant in science communication


Collaboration with selected partner organizations is a key part of our work.

Our main partners in current projects are the following:

Virtual reality production: The two ongoing virtual reality projects, "Through the Eyes of a Dog" and "Through the Eyes of a Cow", are developed together with the virtual reality studio Teatime Research. In the latter, another key partner is the animal welfare auditing and specialist service Armenta Benessi.

Development of thermographic measurement methodology: Some of our main partners include Veterinary Clinic Askel and the Emotion Science research group of the University of Helsinki.

Additionally, the following students are currently being co-supervised by Arador and the Emotion Science research group:

Laura Hiisivuori, Ph.D. student

Marjo Priha, Ph.D. student

Pirjo Matero, Master's student

Karoliina Kinnari, Master's student

Mirko Pomatti, Master's student

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