Dr. Lorena Escandon
Lorena is an entrepreneur, creative animator, and consultant in innovation, creativity, and new product development.
She studied Information Technology at the University of Monterrey in Mexico, earned a master's degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Lund in Sweden, and a Ph.D. in Innovation Management at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, Canada. Her research attempts to reconcile theories of idea generation with the use of information technologies, specifically how to use data analytics to create innovative ideas.
She co-designed and was part of the teaching staff of two programs at ÉTS: the "International Summer School of Innovation and Technological design", and "Innovation et entrepreneuriat : Entreprendre sans idée ", and collaborated in the organization of a global innovation competition called "Les 24 heures de l’innovation" from 2013 to 2017.
While she launched a start-up in Monterrey, Mexico, she taught Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity courses at Universidad Regiomontana for five years, where she obtained a Teacher of Excellence award.
She speaks Spanish, English, and French, loves travel, baking and body combat.