Mr. Perttu Pölönen

Inventor, Futurist, Speaker, Composer


“When nothing is certain, everything is possible – disruption and exponential technologies”


Perttu Pölönen has been called a super-highbrow, genius and a fearless inventor in Finnish media. He has invented an internationally awarded and patented MusiClock invention, founded two edtech startups, worked as a disruption analyst consultant, composed music for international premieres, given tens of presentations on future technologies, and more. He is in the intersection of technology, art and future.

Perttu has been awarded with the Most Creative Finn and he has won Europe’s biggest invention competition. He is an innovator at heart. At only 15 he turned his frustration, music theory, into a simple tool called MusiClock (Fin. Sävelkello) that teaches beginners about music theory. The invention was recognized internationally, followed by an invitation to the Nobel Prize Festivities for example. Perttu believes everything is simple at the end of the day, but it just depends on how you present it. He is driven by simplicity.

Perttu gives presentations about disruptive innovation, exponential technologies, future skills, education and the impacts future technologies will bring to our lives. Perttu’s clients include Finnish government, Ministry of Finance, Nokia, Fiskars, Board of Education, Nordea, Alma Talent, A-Lehdet, Osuuspankki, Asianajajaliitto and others. Perttu’s insights, enthusiasm and energy has received only praising reviews.

Perttu won the Global Impact Challenge Finland and received a full scholarship to go to Singularity University, a think tank located at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, CA. He has a profound understanding of the future mega trends, disruption, new technologies and exponential mindset. At SU, he also co-founded 360ed, a non-profit that takes teachers in Myanmar to exemplary classrooms around the world through virtual reality.

Perttu is a classically trained composer, graduated from Sibelius Academy. His compositions have been performed in Finland, Hungary, Japan and the USA and he has worked in international projects with Morris Hayes and Sonic Gods, a post-production studio in Hollywood. Perttu’s passion lies in film music but he enjoys writing concert music as well. His music consists of vivid textures and subtle harmonies – often generated by a musical algorithm.