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Mr. Mikko Myllykoski
CEO, Heureka
Country: Finland


MA Mikko Myllykoski (b. 1963) is CEO of Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. Myllykoski is a historian by education, and he has worked in multisensory science engagement since 1990. He has chaired the conference program committees of both ASTC and ECSITE, Europe’s largest annual conference on science engagement, and in the board of ECSITE. He has also chaired the Finnish Association for Science Editors and Journalists in 2014–16. Myllykoski is the chair of the national network of Finnish science centres.

Myllykoski received State Prize for Information in 1997 for the exhibition “Nordic Explorers”, which toured Europe in 1996–98. He has published about history, art, museology, and science engagement. In the name of Heureka, he was the recipient of the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for the exhibition “Heureka Goes Crazy” in 2014. Heureka’s exhibitions have been seen by more than 30 million people in 25 countries on four continents.

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