Andrés Robalino-López

Lecturer and Researcher, Escuela Politécnica Nacional


Latin America




Andrés is the Champion of the Team Quito in the MIT-REAP. He also is an International Faculty Fellows (MIT-Sloan) on Fall-2018. Andrés holds a PhD in Environmental Technologies from the University of Huelva-Spain (UHU) and his research focuses on the studies of complex systems with use the Systems Dynamics approach. In addition, he holds a Master’s Degree in industrial engineering, a Postgraduate in Energy Management and Environment from the Glasgow Caledonian University-United Kingdom (GCU) and an Electronic Engineer degree from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional-Ecuador (EPN). His professional experience includes collaboration with international organizations such as OLADE (Latin-American Energy Agency) and multinational companies such as IBM. He has been a visiting professor and researcher at the UHU, the International University of Andalusia in Spain and the University of Le Marche in Italy. Within the EPN he has held the position of Coordinator of the Innovation and Transfer Unit, Coordinator of the MBA program and Department Chair in the Faculty of Management. He is currently Lecturer and Researcher at EPN.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote We still need to meet a lot of needs, Innovation-driven-Entrepreneurship, Social&Environmental responsibility and thinking in global opportunities would allow us to achieve a new future.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020