Lorena Escandon is a consultant in innovation, creativity and new product development. She studied Information Technology at the University of Monterrey, earned a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Lund in Sweden and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Innovation Management at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montreal in Canada.
She taught courses in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity, Business Opportunities and Technology and Entrepreneurship at the Universidad Regiomontana for five years.
She currently collaborates organizing an international innovation competition called “24 hours of innovation”, working with Latin American universities to implement the competition. She is also part of the teaching staff of the International Summer School of Innovation and Technological Design at the École de technologie supérieure de Montreal, and is president of the student club DécliQ,a club dedicated to involve students in social innovation projects.
Her research project attempts to reconcile theories of idea generation with the use of information technologies, specifically on how to use data analysis to find innovative ideas.