Jose Colucci

José Colucci’s is an associate partner at IDEO and currently co-leads IDEO’s Health & Wellness Practice. José has been with the company since 2000. His interests range from medical and scientific instruments to product strategy, trends and innovation in science and healthcare. He’s authored many patents and written on topics from the biotech revolution to design thinking. Recently, he’s been researching and speaking about the impact of aging on society and its implications for the design of products and services. Prior to joining IDEO, José worked mostly for high-tech companies, including FUNBEC (General Manager, ten years developing medical and scientific instruments such as electrocardiographs, defibrillators, monitors, treadmills, insulin pumps, spectrophotometers, and ultrasound scanners), VisionMaker Canada (VP of R&D, five years: high-resolution pen-input video interface for computers), and a number of design consulting firms. Jose has training and experience in both Mechanical Engineering (BSME / University of Campinas - Brazil, MS / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Industrial Design (MS / University of São Paulo / Brazil). He also has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (USP and University of Illinois) and was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for academic excellence.