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Lorena Escandon

Dr. Escandón is an intrapreneur, professor, creative facilitator, speaker, and consultant on 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 interests include innovation, creativity, technology, and entrepreneurship. She is trying to get people to work together and use technology to create new ideas and bring them to the market.  

As an intrapreneur, she has developed or co-developed and launched several programs. At Ryerson, she is the program coordinator of the Toy invention course series, and coordinator of the Toronto portion of the MOISAC Summer School on Management of Creativity. Earlier, at ÉTS she was co-responsible and co-instructor of: 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.