Teresa De Leon


Teresa holds a Masters in Science in Technology Commercialisation from the Advanced Materials Research Center in Mexico and the University of Texas in Austin as well as a Masters in Habitat from the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla. Her professional experience has been in the Science and Technology Sector, first as technology transfer professional at a public research center dedicated to physics (2000-2013) and at the National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) designing public policy in innovation (2014-2018). During her eighteen years in the technology transfer and innovation field, MSc de León developed and taught in at least ten different educational programs and designed and operated at least fifteen public funding competitions in CONACYT. Her trajectory in innovation policy took her to lead Mexico´s participation in the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium in SPRU (2016 - 2018) which unfortunately got cancelled with the change of government. Her interest in the field of transformative innovation took her to dedicate her recent Masters in Habitat to study the agroecological niche in a peri urban area in the state of Puebla, Mexico and to start collaborating with the actors in the niche to promote a public agenda for better understanding and transforming the local food system.
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