Carlos Varela

Carlos Varela is Associate Professor and Director of Innovation and Development at the Engineering School in Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile. He has previously been Project Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the same university, which in 2009 received a Templeton Freedom Award for its contribution to entrepreneurial education. He is also member of the Project Committee at UDD Ventures and has been Academic Director of several executive education programs in the topic of innovation. He is currently Executive Director of the i3 Project, which is a multi-school effort to develop innovation capabilities in UDD students from a inter-disciplinary perspective.