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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Doctor of Science in Technology, Aalto University

Award Date: 31 Jan 2017

Social sciences, business and law, Master, Master of Social Science (M.Soc.Sc., Pol.Sc.) , 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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