Ecosistema de Innovación de
la Alianza del Pacífico – INNOVAP
Senior specialist at the Science, Technology, and Innovation Division | Banco Interamericano del Desarrollo
Adrian Magendzo is a senior specialist at the Science, Technology, and Innovation Division of the Interamerican Development Bank. He leads the design and execution of an integrated innovation agenda for countries in the Pacific Alliance. Prior to this role, he served as an economic attaché to the Chilean embassy in Washington, D.C., and director and professor in the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile. He was also Executive Director of the High Impact Entrepreneurship Policy division at Innova-Corfo the Chilean government development and innovation agency.
Magendzo has experience as an entrepreneur, having founded several companies in the technology, manufacture, and food industries. He has worked as an independent consultant for the IDB and the World Bank to design and implement public policy programs to foster innovation and an entrepreneurial activity in Latin America’s emerging economies. He is an Industrial Engineer from University of Chile in Santiago and holds a master’s degree in Technology Commercialization and Innovation from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas Austin.