CII@UCU - Center for Engineering and Innovation

CII@UCU - Center for Engineering and Innovation

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The Center for Engineering and Innovation at the UCU is a program designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, develop related skills in the students, and support technological projects. It seeks to strengthen connections with industry and to support technological startups. 

CII@UCU’s Executive Board

Florencia Clemente, MSc. in Electrical Engineering. Assistant Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department. Received her MSc. degree with honors from Santa Clara University in 2013, with focus in Microwave and Communications. After finishing her undergraduate studies, Florencia spent some time in industry. A scholarship from ANII brought her back to UCU. Passionate about innovation and technology, she has been working in the creation of the Engineering and Innovation Center (CII@UCU), and looking for effective ways to spread the enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship to engineering faculty and students. She envisions herself playing a role in getting together the world of innovation and the traditional, technical oriented engineering. In that sense she is seeking to carry out doctoral studies in business and technology, teaching oriented.

CII@UCU’s Board

Alejandro Laborde
 - Advisor
Has Computer Engineer degree from our University (2001-2007). He has also a MBA from IEEM (Professional Master in Business Administration). He currently works as Deputy General Manager MOVIE where he works since 2007. He is also manager of the Angels Investor Network at IEEM since November 2013. He teaches at UCU, the University of Montevideo and the CLAEH dictating various subjects related to business management. He has specialized programs in Service Operations, Negotiation and Decision Making.


Omar Paganini, Montevideo,1962. Electrical Engineer with graduate studies in business administration. After a career as entrepreneur, plant manager and consultant, from 2003 to 2012 Paganini was Dean at the School of Engineering, and now is Vice-rector for Development and Economic Affairs at UCU. Member of committees at the National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII), and consultant at this Agency. Together with Uruguay's engineering deans he has promoted entrepreneurship in engineering, and the agreement with STVP. He has been member of the Executive Committee at “Ingenio”, an incubator at Uruguay's National Technology Laboratory, has integrated the National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CONICYT) and is member of Uruguay’s Academy of Engineering.  

Álvaro Pardo 
Phd. in Electrical Engineering. Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of UCU. He is actually the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technologies. Since 2003 he has been working on innovation and development  for industry in the fields of signal processing, data analysis, remote sensing and medical imaging. He has published more than 35 papers in international journal and conferences, and obtained several scientific awards. He co-founded dSense a consultancy company with clients in Uruguay, France and USA. 

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