Arttu is Member of the Board of Oxford Research oy. He works in close cooperation with organizations and experts located in Nordic countries and Central Europe. He has taken part in dozens of international research projects. Many of the international projects are funded by programmes like Interreg, ESF or ERDF or commissioned by organizations like national ministries, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and the European Commission. He has also made several economic impact assessments of different activities on national and regional level. Arttu holds a Licenciate of Science in Economics. Before taking the helm at Oxford Reserach he worked at the University of Vaasa as Research Manager and as Researcher for more than 15 years.