Scaling Life Sciences

Data-First B2C & B2B Marketing, Web Dev/Design & IT

Tommi Saltiola, MBA, BSc & PSM

I wear many hats from web design & development, automation, data engineering & analysis, growth hacking research and popular science content creation.

I offer services and consulting for small to medium size businesses in the life sciences industry where I have been active since 2014.

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TV Show: Madventures Suomi Season 2 Episode 11

Now we are where the program is born. Madventures Headquarters is the place where Riku and Tunna get the craziest ideas and go through the productions of photo shoots. The complete failure as a lumber jack embarrassed the crabs, but now it's time to show this too. At the same time, many other things are also revealed, such as spikes gone wrong, Tunna's attempt to swallow cat food and jumping into drag queen Betty Fuvki's limousine. Domestic reality show. (41')

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August 30, 2023
TV Show: Madventures Suomi Season 2 Episode 3

Madventures' epic road trip continues through summer Finland. Riku and Tunna are looking for the philosopher's stone that makes us the happiest people in the world. There will be hemp fields, world conquest, water cross, wilderness and finally the border of the kingdom. Madcook meets Tunna's disgusted food. Domestic reality show. (42')

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July 12, 2022
Podcast: The Legalization of Cannabis Would Attract Giant Companies to Finland to Make Field Investments, Believes Hemp Researcher Tommi Saltiola

In a recent radio broadcast in Finland, there was speculation about the potential decriminalization of cannabis. Agronomy student and hemp researcher, Tommi Saltiola, suggested this could lead to a billion-dollar industry, but questioned who would profit from it. Despite this, the scenario seems unlikely as major political parties oppose it. Saltiola also warned that the financial benefits could end up leaving Finland.

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September 14, 2021
Article: Tommi Grows 20 Hectares of Hemp at His Home Farm, and It's Completely Legal - We Asked an Expert, Is the Health Enthusiasm Around Cannabis Just a Whitewashing of the Drug Plant?"

As cannabis is increasingly seen as a health product and not just a recreational drug, farmers like Tommi in Finland are exploring its potential, navigating evolving regulations and eyeing the burgeoning cannabis industry with optimism.

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September 11, 2021
Podcast: Ancient Finnish Crop Now Gains Interest in Many Forms - Keskisuomalainen Interviews Hemp Entrepreneur Tommi Saltiola & Co

Radio Central Finland's Lotta Merenmies had a morning coffee chat to start the week with Central Finnish hemp entrepreneurs. Tommi Saltiola & Co discussed where the interest in this ancient Finnish crop originated from and what all can now be produced and supplied to the consumer from hemp.

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October 19, 2020
Documentary: Cannabidiol - Health Product or Drug?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a trendy health product known for its potential stress-relieving effects. While CBD does not have a sales license in Finland, sellers are well-informed about the official regulations and do their best to offer it in the limits of law.

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October 18, 2019
Article: Medical Marijuana Trend Slow to Take off in Finland

In Finland, access to medicinal cannabis, especially CBD, is strictly controlled and it's only available for limited conditions. Patients and industry representatives are calling for review and reform of these regulations, highlighting the therapeutic potential of CBD and the need for better patient care. However, regulatory authorities maintain that the classification of CBD is complex and requires careful consideration.

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November 16, 2018
Article: Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - The Commercial Garden Association Wants Medical Cannabis in Greenhouses

Our company Konopti International was interviewed in Maaseudun Tulevaisuus about medical cannabis production

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September 21, 2018
Article: Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - Food Industry Left out of Investments

From the startup camp Karhunpesä, my team won the prize to meet Rob Leclerc from AgFunder

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December 14, 2016
Article: Tommi Saltiola Matured His Idea in Business Incubator

I were interview by local newspaper about my studies in hemp during my bachelor years.

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January 26, 2016
Article: Autiohemp Grows Finnish Superfood

Tommi Saltiola, an agrology student, has planted a special crop, oil hemp, on his family's farm this summer. They expect a hemp seed harvest from a one-hectare field. Hemp is durable and lighter than carbon fiber, making it a suitable material for various uses, including as a protein source for animal feed and as a food supplement. Hemp seeds have the right kind of fatty acids and can be used in diverse ways, such as in cooking, as horse bedding, or in smoothies and salads. Hemp fibers can be processed into various products, including a salad dressing. Oil hemp is a different variety, and its seeds are used for oil production, which is gaining popularity as an alternative to carbon fiber. The hemp industry is growing, and Tommi Saltiola is researching both oil and fiber hemp varieties and exploring their multiple applications in the fields of nutrition, textiles, and bioenergy.

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August 26, 2015
Expo and seminar


LUKE: Hemp Value Chain Seminar

Seminar about versatility and benefits of hemp, particularly hemp oil, which contains excellent fatty acid composition, protein, and fiber. Hemp cultivation can yield significant biomass and has benefits in carbon sequestration and crop rotation. The text also mentions the significant business activities related to hemp processing and products. A seminar organized by domestic hemp industry participants is scheduled for March 21, 2019, focusing on various hemp products, seed acquisition, and cultivation techniques.

March 21, 2019
MTK Hemp Cultivation Potential

Presentation about hemp cultivation in Central Union of Agricultural and Forestry Producers (MTK Keski-Suomi)

October 1, 2018
Helsinki Hemp+Herb 2017

Helsinki Hemp+Herb ( is Finland’s first event concentrating on the hemp and herbs. The purpose of the fair is to highlight the versatility of hemp and herbs, such as food, clothing, health products, cosmetics and artisan products. In addition, exhibitors have a wide range of equipment designed to grow herbs – light table farming tools to large breeding tents with advanced air-conditioning, lighting, and watering systems. Some nutriens to get of your herb harvest a rich, full of active ingredients and vitamins. The responsible event organizer for Helsinki Hemp+Herb 2017 is Liff Oy. Presentation:

September 7, 2018
MY own and collaborated


Opportunities of oil and fiber hemp as raw materials for new hemp products.

Hemp cultivation is increasing in Finland. The flowers contain cannabinoids like CBDA, which can be converted to CBD. CBD is valuable in medicine, oil, supplements, and skincare. Using hemp parts as food requires a license in Finland, without THC. EU regulations may prompt Finland to reassess THC limits in novel foods.

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July 27, 2022
Policy Brief: CBD ja hampunviljely

Suomen teollisuus- ja hyötyhamppu ry supports Finland's professional hemp cultivation, processing, and research, while the European Industrial Hemp Association monitors EU hemp industry-related decisions, representing farmers and post-processing companies from 25 different EU countries

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October 29, 2021
Heavy metal concentration of freeze dried hemp juice powder

While hemp and cannabis have notable medicinal properties and are efficient at extracting heavy metals from soil, the industry's lack of regulation for contaminated products has led to the presence of products with dangerous levels of heavy metals in the market.

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October 1, 2020
Cannabinoid Products from Hemp

Hamppumaa sought marketing material for their cannabinoid products. The review clarified effects, production, refining, markets, and media discussions. Conclusion: cannabinoid products have market potential in Finland.

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April 20, 2018


Tommi has been helping us with web design, SEO and content creation for the better part of 2023. He is attentive and effective in his use of time and able to implement changes in short notice. We let him create some of the design and his web proposals were brilliant. He has an understanding of the search and creative content related technologies which is able to extend our reach in the online markets. We appreciate his help and he is a necessary part of our team.

C. Lynch, True Hemp Science

I had the opportunity to work with Tommi on developing a critical scraping tool and server for our company. His technical expertise, innovative approach, and dedication to understanding our specific needs resulted in a seamless and efficient solution. The tool has significantly improved our data collection processes, demonstrating Tommi's ability to deliver high-quality work under tight deadlines. His professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile made a remarkable difference. I highly recommend Tommi to anyone looking for exceptional technical solutions in data management and infrastructure.

Vesa Karjalainen, Polq Oy

Tommi Saltiola was my student for four weeks, and I believe that I am in a solid position to recommend him. As his tutor, I have had an opportunity to observe his participation and interaction in class and to evaluate Tommi's knowledge of the data analysis. He is an outstanding student in all respects. Tommi Saltiola has proven that through hard work, follow-through, and teamwork, he can accomplish tasks in a courteous and timely manner. Saltiola is well equipped to grow from the challenges that he is presented with. His proactivity, good staging, and fast learning skills prepare him beautifully for your organization. I strongly endorse making Tommi Saltiola a member of your team.

Elnaz Gholipour, Data Analyst Lecturer