Kirsi-Maria Hyytinen

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Kirsi Hyytinen is Research team Leader (Future-proof Societies) and Senior scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Her key areas of expertise relates to research, technology and innovation policy, focusing e.g. on following topics: innovation system, impact evaluation of R&D and innovation, service innovations, social innovations and systemic change. Besides, she has been responsible in developing and implementing impact evaluation model and related measures of Success (KPIs) as part of management and strategy work of VTT. Her recent work has focused on the development of new methodology on impact leadership to support future-proof desicion making in public sector. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Aalto University

Award Date: 31 Jan 2017

SOCIAL SCIENCES, BUSINESS AND LAW, Master, University of Turku

Award Date: 30 Apr 2003

External positions

Council member, Finnish Evaluation Society (SAYFES)

2018 → …

Skills and expertise

  • Impact Leadership
  • Impact evaluation
  • Qualitative research
  • Systems thinking
  • Participatory methods
  • Futures studies
  • Sustainability


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