Lotta Hassi

Lotta Hassi (M.Sc. Econ.) is a lecturer at ESADE Business School, at the department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences, teaching in master and executive level programs. Her teaching focuses on innovation, creativity and design thinking. She is the director of Fusion Point, a center that develops and offers multidisciplinary, challenge-driven education. Through her role at Fusion Point, she works in several multidisciplinary innovation projects that bring together companies, research centers, and universities from different disciplines. Her research focuses on experimentation in innovation and has been published in journals such as International Journal of Innovation Management, International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Journal of Cleaner Production and Harvard Deusto Business Review. Lotta has previously directed the ESADE MBA Innovation Lab and been the director of Design Thinking for Business Innovation – an executive program offered in collaboration by ESADE and Aalto EE.

Lotta came to ESADE from the Business Innovation Technology research center of Aalto University in Finland, where she collaborated closely with companies to develop their innovation practices. She has over 10 years of experience working in the fields of innovation and design, as an entrepreneur, consultant, researcher and lecturer.