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Sebastián Torres Montoya Sr.

Innovation Engineer, Hospital General de Medellín

I was born in Medellin, Antioquia 29 years ago in the General Hospital of Medellin. I grew up in a small town in Antioquia called Caldas and finished my high school in “LaSalle de envigado” at 2005. In 2011 I graduated as a biomedical engineer from EIA University and CES University, and achieved a master degree in engineering in Bolivarian Pontifical University in 2018. My professional experience begin at a radiologic clinic, and evolved as a freelance biomedical engineer in several healthcare centers in Antioquia. My research experience started with a young researcher scholarship granted by the Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation in 2012. Since then I been working in several projects related with medical devices development and testing. I have the possibility to work with Trento University, EIA University, CES University, Bolivarian Pontifical University and governmental healthcare institutions like General Hospital of Medellin and MetroSalud in research projects. In 2015 I started to work in cocreation laboratory of health project advised by Little Device Lab, PERG lab and D-Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their MakerHealth initiative. In 2016 I develop the first cocreation in health space in a governmental Hospital in Latin America, attaining four innovation products in validation and commercialization state and identify more than 100 hundreds innovation challenges to improve the quality service in the biggest public Hospital of Antioquia.