Mito Mihelic, Head of Design Thinking and User Lab at Viessmann Group


After co-founding an innovation agency with a wide portfolio of clients, from educational institutions, over NGOs to medium-sized companies and large-scale corporations, Mito Mihelic established a Design Thinking department at Viessmann Group, one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, industrial and cooling systems.

He is responsible for the roll out of the Design Thinking mindset, co-creation of cultural change within the traditional ‘‘mittelstand’’ environment as well as boosting employees’ creative confidence when facing either existing or new initiatives. He also heads a User Lab at VC/O, Viessmann. Finished his diploma in fine arts and design, he continued at the HPI D-School, where he always likes to coach at the HPI Academy. He is a lecturer at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau.