Lotta Hassi
Lecturer, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences at ESADE
URL Assistant Professor

Director, Fusion Point


  • M.S.c. in Economics. Turun kauppakorkeakoulu

Areas of interest

  • Innovation Management
  • Design thinking
  • Exploration and experimentation in innovation


Lotta Hassi is a lecturer of innovation in the department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences. She has over 10 years of experience working in the fields of innovation and design, as an entrepreneur, consultant, researcher and lecturer. At ESADE she works in several multidisciplinary innovation projects that bring together research centers, companies, and universities from different disciplines. She teaches master and executive level courses.

She has a M.Sc. in Economics, and she has completed a multidisciplinary program in product development with studies in Helsinki University of Technology, and Helsinki School of Art and Design. She continued her training in product development at Stanford University, in the Design Innovation program. Currently she pursues a doctoral degree in Aalto University School of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on the management of explorative innovation projects of high uncertainty.

She 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.