Miimu Airaksinen works as a research professor in Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT. In her current work her responsibilities are the scientific level of research and the co-operation with our industrial partners and municipalities. Most often the co-operation is done either in confidential R&D projects together with industrial client or in joint EU or global projects as well as in national projects. She is currently involved in four H2020 Lighthouse projects on smart cities and communities. She also actively involved in policy making latest being the renewal of Finnish Building code 2012 and energy certificates as well as Georgian energy efficiency legislation. At the moment she leads a CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) task group for smart cities and prepares a CIB roadmap on that topic. Most recently she was nominated to UN habitat policy advisor for group 9 focusing on smart cities.
She also active in international co-operation e.g. in European Innovation Platform for Smart Cities and Communities. She is currently member of Steering and Scientific Committee of E2BA, European Construction Technology Platform, Energy Efficient Buildings Association. Airaksinen is also active in EERA, European Energy Research Alliance, and member of Steering Committee in Joint Program of Smart Cities. Airaksinen is also Member of Finnish Climate Change panel–scientific working group to support policy making. In addition she is a corresponding member of the Technical and Research Committee of REHVA European Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Association. Since urban development is important field of research and implementation she is working as a domain expert in European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, COST, Transport and Urban Development.