Dr Aldo Valencia

Design Innovation, EDEN


Rye Hall
2nd Floor


Aldo holds a PhD.in Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Northumbria University, School of Design in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. His main areas of research are Design Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Thinking, and Business Innovation. He’s been investigating designer-entrepreneurs in consumer product start-ups since 2015. He’s been a design and innovation lecturer and a design researcher in three different countries: Mexico, England and Ireland. He’s been an exchange student in different universities around the world - the North-Western Polytechnic University, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China; La Universidad de la Habana, Cuba; University of Northen Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, USA and at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He graduated with honours from the master in Innovation and Design with a specialisation in Strategic Design from Engineering Faculty at Universidad Autonomy de Queretaro, Mexico. 
He has been a co-investigator for the Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3 (GETM3) since 2017, at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. In this position, he did three secondments in different institutions - at Faculty of Economics at Ljubljana University, in Slovenia; at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland; and at the Business School at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea.