Massimo Menichinelli is a designer who researches and develops open, collaborative, and co-design projects and the systems that enable them since 2005. He uses design tools and processes in order to help companies, organizations, cities and local communities to develop open and collaborative processes, business, services, places and projects such as Open Design, FabLab and User-driven Open and Social Innovation initiatives. Massimo has given lectures and workshops in various countries including Italy, Spain, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, South Korea and Singapore so far.
He recently worked on the development of the Aalto FabLab (Helsinki, Finland) and MUSE FabLab (Trento, Italy), co-organized the first Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki and co-founded the Open Design Working Group at the Open Knowledge Foundation. He lectures on Digital Fabrication and Open Design at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) and Open Design at SUPSI (Lugano, Switzerland).