Luis Perez-Breva, PhD is an expert in the process of technology innovation and an entrepreneur. He directs the MIT Innovation Teams Program, MIT’s flagship hands-on joint innovation program between the Schools of Engineering and Management. He co-led the Innovation Pillar of the MIT Skoltech Initiative, and collaborates with MIT’s innovation initiatives in Portugal, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. He has taught the process of technology innovation worldwide to professionals and students from all disciplines, and has propelled them to start innovating from pretty much anything: hunches, real-world problems, engineering problem sets, and research breakthroughs.
He is a serial innovator with successes in emergency cell phone location technologies currently deployed worldwide, and a fully automated portfolio allocation and trading system. His work as an innovator and entrepreneur has also embraced genetics and healthcare intelligence. He has developed several non-profit organizations, including building a new university centered around innovation. He has numerous other stories to share from his trial and error adventures in conceiving artificial intelligence technologies that tackle real-world problems and drive them to market.
Dr. Perez-Breva holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Business, and Artificial Intelligence from leading universities in Spain (Institut Quimic de Sarrià), France (Ecole Normale Supérieure), and the US (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). In 2011, his career achievements were recognized by the Spanish government when he was awarded the Order of Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain.
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