Outi Kuittinen’s (M.Soc.Sci) mission is to change how people and organizations collaborate and co-create in the 21st century. She is a senior expert at Demos Helsinki, as well as member of the executive team, where her responsibility is the service development of Demos. As an expert her speciality is building communities and partnerships of action to give change momentum. She motivates both internal and external stakeholders around shared visions for real collaboration. Outi is good at taking visions and ideas quickly into experiments that make the change a reality.
Outi’s core competencies are:
- building communities and partnerships for change
- stakeholder engagement, co-creation and open innovation methodology and design
- building the innovation capabilities, processes and culture of organisations
- impact entrepreneurship, academic entrepreneurship
“The next leap in transformation of both societies and organisations is that we learn to collaborate better with others combining our expertise, points of view and resources”, Outi urges.
For over 10 years, Outi has been building Demos from a newcomer of four people to an international thought leader of 50 employees. She has also worked in Harvard University in the US, in the Finnish Institute and Demos UK in London, and taught in Parsons School of Designissa in The New School university in New York, University of Helsinki and Aalto University.
Besides her work, Outi explores participatory cultures and the world of climate-friendly cuisine.