Dr Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen (Turku University of Applied Sciences: TUAS) is dean at the faculty of technology, environment and business. Prior to joining the university she served in business life both in sales and in product management. She received Dr.Sc. in marketing in year 2003. Her special interests are in developing sales education both in the field of business administration as well as in the field of engineering in Finland. As a dean she has strongly contributed to the development of cross-disciplinary pedagogy and studies in her faculty. Currently she is very much involved in the development of a new pedagogical approach called innovation pedagogy about which she has published in many domestic and international forums.