Award-winning designer expert on smart materials and wearables. UK’s top 3 innovators of the year women in tech (2015) and awarded 2n’d most disruptive business by Prince Andrew Duke of York initiative “Pitch@Palace”
Former research associate on wearables at MIT where she gained knowledge of electronics, programming and circuitry design. Previously she studied Industrial design in Germany (university for VW) and holds a Masters on Material Futures from Central Saint Martins in London.
Other awards include NESTA, 100% Design, British Council and FAD. She has also worked with high profile clients such as London Olympics, Hugo Boss, Diageo, Lexus, Cadbury, Julius Baer, BBC… Elena teaches and gives talks internationally for renown universities and institutions including TED, Manufacturing Alliance in China, Science Museum in Boston, and more.
Founder of consultancy Lost Values, helping brands commit to CSR through innovating their products and consumer experiences.
Elena Corchero’s approach to innovation is allowing brands to better engage with the growing segment of smart and responsible consumers as well as generating award winning experiences through product development.
Elena brings science closer to people through every day products while promoting local manufacture, environmental awareness and ensuring gender equality when it comes to understanding technology. She is a world-class expert on smart materials and wearable technologies.