Ruth Mourik aims to contribute to a just, inclusive and more sustainable world. A world where end-users are more (and more upfront) involved in decisions that affect their lives and where lessons learned are shared so that upscaling of good practices takes place more effectively. Transitions Ruth works on include energy and the circular economy and she focuses on issues such as learning, open innovation, co-creation, multiple value creation, new business models, changing behaviour, practices and lifestyles, and societal engagement.
In 2010 Ruth founded DuneWorks. Duneworks is private research ‘for benefit’ organisation specialised in the societal aspects of transitions towards an inclusive and sustainable climate. Ruth holds a Masters in Anthropology, Sociology, and Society and Technology Studies (STS), and holds a Ph.D. in systemic technological and societal transition processes.