Jesus Seañez holds a Doctorate Degree in Information Technology with a focus in the development of medical devices, and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. His doctoral dissertation focused on improving medical device development by using innovative, pioneering tools and intelligent systems. He is part of the first spin-off generation of the ITESM’s Technology Incubation Cells and was awarded the Dow Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award. Dr. Seañez is involved in other healthcare projects, such as in the development of a new tool to completely digitalize EKGs.
Teofilo Tijerina | CoFouner, CoCEO and Business Development
Teofilo Tijerina founded and has served as Executive Director of EDCO Ventures, a 501 (c) (3) business development organization that partners with universities, government laboratories, risk capital groups, and individuals to commercialize technologies and launch innovative business ideas in economically distressed communities. Some of the notable startups assisted by EDCO include Plasma2Energy, KPS Partners LLC, CherryFusion, MiniDonations, and Tevido Biodevices. Mr. Tijerina has worked as a Venture Manager for Cielo Community Development Venture Capital and spearheaded the capitalization of the Innovation Fund. Mr. Tijerina also co-founded Innovei International in El Paso, Texas. Teofilo’s prior experiences include several technical and managerial roles at Dell, Conexant, MFI International, and Dow Chemicals. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.
Hector Torres | Co-Founder and Advisor
Hector is a technology and business expert with a passion for innovation and more than 15 years of experience in planning and executing technology and commercialization projects. Mr. Torres has successfully evaluated, transferred and commercialized technologies in multiple fields and countries and enjoys helping entrepreneurs and inventors get their innovations to the market. Hector is actively promoting and assisting Universities, Research and Development Centers, and inventors in the commercialization and transfer of their intellectual capital. Mr. Torres has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Computer Science from Davenport University, and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Noel Leon | Technical Team
Dr. Noel Leon is one of leading consultants and project facilitators in innovation technology of design. He holds ten issued patents, and has applied for 20 more. Dr. León has published more than 100 papers in indexed Journals and Conferences and is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers. He is the founder and ex-chairman of the Mexican TRIZ Association, and of the IFIP WG5.4 Computer Aided Innovation. Dr. León holds a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Dresden University of Technology in Germany, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Olivia Barron | Technical Team Mexico Team
Dr. Olivia Barrón has been a consultant to numerous companies in the area of economic resources procurement for the development of research projects and in the development of web applications. Among these companies are Vitagenesis, BioEstadistica, and Consejo para el Impulso de la Industria de los Medios Interactivos. She is actively involved in mobile application development for iOS and applications of artificial intelligence in healthcare. Dr. Barrón was a visiting researcher at the Center for Research in Engineering Design at Carnegie Mellon University in 1996, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Systems, a Master’s in Computer Science, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, all from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.
Patricia Mora | Advisor Mexico Team
Patricia Mora is the National Director of the Technology Transfer Offices Network at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico. Patricia is an expert in innovation and a founding member of ITESM’s Intellectual Property Committee. Ms. Mora is the Vice President of the Mexican Network of Technology Transfer Offices, representing more than 100 private universities. Ms. Mora is also a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the Association of University Technology Managers.
Dr. Gerardo Iga Canavati | Medical Advisor
Dr. Gerardo Iga Canavati is a well-know obstetrician and gynecologist, and fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists since 2001. He founded the Nuevo Leon Association of Endoscopy in 2005 and has led multiple research projects related to the treatment of dysmenorrhea in patients with endometriosis, ectopic pregnancies and cervical dysplasia.
Dr. Ricardo Lua | Medical Advisor
Dr. Ricardo Lúa is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He is an expert in fertility, colposcopy, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. He is certified by the Mexican Council of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and is an active member of the Western Institute of Colposcopy and Genital Pathology.