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An Industry-Government-Academia Partnership to Develop Talent and Technology

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Innovative College-Industry Partnerships for the Future

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College Industry Partnerships

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22.175.1 - 22.175.7



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Lueny Morell Hewlett-Packard Corporation

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Lueny Morell, M.S., P.E., is Program Manager in the Strategic Innovations and Research Services Office of Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. She is part of the team facilitating co-innovation with government, partners and universities. From 2002 - 2008, she was in charge of developing engineering/science curriculum innovation initiatives worldwide in support of HPL research and technology areas and former director of HPL University Relations for Latin America and the Caribbean in charge of building research and education collaborations with universities throughout the region. Before joining HP, Lueny was full Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus where she held various positions including associate dean of engineering and director Campus R&D. Recipient of the 2006 U.S. National Academy of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon award for innovations in the engineering curriculum and the 2010 Latin America and the Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions Academic Award, her work in curriculum, research, accreditation and economic development activities has been published in more than 80 papers, book chapters and journals. She is a licensed engineer, an ASEE Fellow, an ABET reviewer and member of various national and international boards including the U.S. National Science Foundation International Science and Engineering Advisory Committee and Past President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. Together with colleagues, Lueny has offered more than 65 engineering education, curriculum/learning environments innovation workshops around the world.

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Martina Y. Trucco Hewlett-Packard Labs

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Martina Y. Trucco is responsible for research strategy and portfolio management at HP Labs, HP’s global corporate research lab. Previously, she worked in HP Labs’ Open Innovation Office and University Relations office, leading development of strategic university, commercial and government collaboration activities in the Latin America region, as well as creative and marketing activities for the team. She is passionate about education and technology, and a believer in the power of partnerships between industry, academia and government to effect change in education and foster economic development.

Martina joined HP in 2004, after receiving her Master’s degree with honors in Digital Business Management from HEC Paris and Télécom Paris. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Multinational Management from The Wharton School of Business, at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining HP, Martina worked in the e-business departments of Eli Lilly France and Louis Vuitton. She was a founding member of a start-up in Munich, Germany in 2000, specializing in Tablet PCs and mobile computing solutions and consulting. She is a member of the Board of Directors of ISTEC, the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium, and serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Caribbean Computing Center for Excellence.

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Francisco Enrique Andrade Hewlett-Packard Mexico

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Francisco E. Andrade-Lopez joined HP in April 2006 as program manager of University Relations staff of the Hewlett-Packard Company. Since then, he has been engaging in and supporting strong, strategic relationships with key Universities in Mexico. In October 2010, he was appointed to coordinate the Guadalajara Prototyping Organization (GUAPO), a group of engineers who support the development of lab prototypes and alpha implementations for new technologies in the HP Labs research portfolio.

Before joining HP, Francisco was consultant and professor of Information Technologies at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

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An Industry‐Government‐Academia Partnership to Develop Talent and Technology By Lueny Morell, Martina Trucco and Francisco Andrade, HP Labs Strategy and Innovation Office Since 2005, Hewlett Packard Laboratories (HP Labs) has been developing research collaborations with universities and public research centers in Mexico.  The strategy has primarily focused on engaging Mexican engineering and science students in HP Labs’ projects aligning universities’ research interests to HP Labs’ research portfolio.  In an effort to develop talent in Mexico, enhance the speed of innovation at HP Labs, and create new jobs in the region, this initiative has recently evolved to become a formal program sponsored by the Government of the State of Jalisco in Mexico.  This paper will describe the history, steps and some of the outcomes of the newly‐established HP Guadalajara Prototyping Organization (GUAPO), a program developed and sponsored by HP Labs, recent Mexican engineering graduates and the government.  It will also share some of the lessons learned, best practices and challenges in establishing and nurturing such a program. T his novel R&D and talent/technology development partnership model can help other companies and regions establish similar programs.  

Morell, L., & Trucco, M. Y., & Andrade, F. E. (2011, June), An Industry-Government-Academia Partnership to Develop Talent and Technology Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17456

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