Juan Jauregui Becker is an assistant professor in the laboratory of Design, Production and Management at the University of Twente. Born in Venezuela, he was one of the first international master students in Mechanical Engineering at the UT. As part of his professional career, Juan is involved in supporting grassroots innovators in their product development processes, with projects in Mexico and Colombia.

In his talk, Juan will describe how such projects have been made operational. Because of this achievements, the generation of knowledge, the development of technology and the advancement in organizational forms has been stimulated in the served communities, helping them in defining their own path to development.