Hello, I'm Francisco
MA Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management from University College London
Awards & Recognitions
Global Shaper of The World Economic ForumNetwork of youth who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a difference in their communities / Representative of Colombia youth to the New Champions Meeting, Davos Asia, World Economic Forum, China, 2013 / Speaker of Driving Innovation in Latin America,World Economic Forum, Latin America, Panama, 2014. / Consult my profile at Global Shaper´s community here.
Leader of Tomorrow of St. Gallen SymposiumRepresent the most promising young talents from the new breed of entrepreneurs to outstanding academics, professionals, politicians and other smart talent under the age of 30/ Participated at the 46th meeting in St.Gallen, Switzerland in 2016 / Shared how to use the power of the community to growth an economic system. Find about the LOT program here.
Young Global Changer at G20-Think 20 SummitRecognized as the ambassador for the Youth of Colombia / Berlin, 2017. / Over 1300 early-career professionals from all over the world applied for the programme. A jury selected 100 of them to come to Berlin, attend the Think 20 Summit and work on global solutions themselves. / We worked in solutions for the future of work and proposed an artificial intelligence ETF. Consult about the scholarship here.
Young Founder Fellow at Westerwelle FoundationThe first colombian to be chosen for the program / Participated in 2016 in Berlin, Germany / The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme offers young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging countries a platform for mentoring programmes, scholarships and development programmes, conferences and workshops. / Discussed crowdsourcing potential. Consult about the fellowship here.
Young Future leader at Kruger Cowne & OYWKruger Cowne, One Young world and XCOR Aerospace’s Lynx launched a 18 month global competition to find the leaders for the future and promote private space travel. Francisco was chosen among the 30 elite and shortlisted in the hopes of raising awareness on the need to transform the education system and implement new and engaging ways for young people to learn vital skills. / Find more about my profile here.
Fellow at ESAA business IncubatorESAA Entrepreneurship is an initiative of ESAA Community, which aims to bring together innovative ideas, talents, and the enthusiasm of our members within the developmental framework of international youth projects. / Prague 2016 / Chosen as one of the 20 entrepreneurs presenting Red Diaspora Colombia Find more about the scholarship here.
Erasmus Mundus scholarship recipientAwarded with the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to study the Masters in three countries (UK, Denmark and Spain) graduating from University College London, Deusto University and Aarhus University. / The scholarship was an amount of 47,000 Euro through a two year period with full tuition, flights and living expenses during 2015-2016. / European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management” (MA LLL) / Find more about the scholarship here.
Fellowship at Peace RevolutionThailand, 2011/ The fellowship offers a 14 days of intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment/ Peace on the Move VI fellow. Find about the program here.
When I was four years old, my father gave me my first computer. I still remember the DOS system and the floppy disk with 1.44mb of storage capacity. I enjoyed many years playing, learning to hack, and dismantling my computer to find out how to put it back together.
Then, when I was seven, a new passion arrived in my life—Meccano, a construction system (far more advanced than Lego) to build cars, machinery, and helicopters. This developed my interest in building robots. While I was studying computer science at Distrital University, I joined the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and created my best robot. I called him Asimov in honor of the science fiction writer who popularized the three laws for robots, now portrayed in the movie “I, Robot” starring Will Smith.
Since building Asimov, I have had the chance to explore the arenas of the social sciences and education, create technology companies, study in the United States, Colombia, India, and Germany, and earn my master’s degree in Lifelong Learning from the University College London, Aarhus University (Denmark), and Deusto (Spain) through an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. As a graduate from The Founder Institute, I traveled to more than thirty countries to speak with entrepreneurs, scientists, leaders and experts on robotics at events like the World Economic Forum, St. Gallen Symposium, Google I/O conference—all to try to find out how the growth of Artificial Intelligence could affect us.
While the scientists focus on creating a better robot, my mission is to find out how we can adapt as humans to those technological changes and prepare for a better future—how we can become lifelong learners.
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