I started McKee Innovation because I am passionate about helping institutions and entrepreneurs transition their innovative ideas and groundbreaking research to the global marketplace. My background of over 16 years of research, technology transfer, and innovation management has helped me to provide firsthand experience on successfully negotiating the challenges facing innovators worldwide.
I began my career as a researcher, completing a BSc in chemistry with honors from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Texas-Austin as a CONACYT fellow. Afterwards, I carried out postdoctoral research in nanotechnology at Oxford University, where I received an EPSRC Developing Future Leaders-Women in Science grant.
I transitioned into business, completing a certification program on the commercialization of scientific research at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Here I became fascinated by the concept of innovation and the prospect of merging my skills and knowledge as a scientist with my interest in the business world. I became a consultant and later a senior consultant in technology transfer for Oxford University Innovation (OUI) in the UK. My client base and desire to expand into new markets led me to the U.S, where I started my own consultancy, McKee Innovation. I have continued to work with the world’s leading TTOs, including OUI and its global innovation management consultancy Oxentia Ltd, leading its operations in Latin America.