Sebastián Ackerman, Secretary of non-formal education, OHA Macabi, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ackerman Sebastián

Sebastián is an Industrial Designer, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He is the Director of the consultancy company specialized in competitive strategies for companies, development of enterprises and strategic design. Winner of the “CMD 2015 Award – Design as an Innovation Strategy”.
WIPO Expert Consultant (World Intellectual Property Organization) for the “DiseñAr” program of the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property), Consultant of the “Incorporation of Design” program of the CMD (Metropolitan Design Center) of the Directorate of Creative Industries of the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
He is a lecturer in the “Pilot Program OMPI / SIECA (Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration) training of trainers in intellectual property asset management in SMEs in Central American countries and the Dominican Republic”, Guatemala from October 17 to 21, 2016. Lecturer at the “National Workshop on the Promotion and Use, of the Industrial Property System for the Protection and Management of Industrial Designs”, jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Cuban Property Office (OCPI), with the support of the Ministry of Industrial of Cuba and the National Design Office (ONDI) of Cuba in Havana – Cuba on June 6 and 7, 2016. He is a lecturer at the IV Regional Seminar, on “Brands and industrial designs as factors of innovation and business assets: Design as a strategic tool of the Company and as a differentiating element, “organized jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) And the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) in Cartagena de Indias – Colombia March 7 to 10, 2016, Founding partner of the Argentine Chamber of Design, Jury of the Fimar Awards 2016.
Consultant of the UIA Industrial Argentina) of the Al Invest I V program of the economic cooperation program of the European Commission and approved Consultant of the Program for the Consolidation of Microenterprises in Non-Traditional Markets (Leatid – IDB).
Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Seal of Good Design of the National Design Plan of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Ministry of Industry of the Nation. Alternate Councilor of Design of the Council for Cultural Promotion of the Regime of Cultural Promotion Patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (2010 to present). Jury of the International Contest of Design of Wooden Toys FEDEMA. Director of the Awards Present for Excellence in Design (2004 to 2010). Co-Founder of Shopear S.A. Winner of the Wayra 2011 edition, BAITEC 2012 and finalist of the NAVES competition of the Entrepreneurship Center of the IAE Business School 2012. Managing Partner of Miraki S.R.L. (Online merchandiser). Director of the ORT Design Center (2008/2009). Creator and Coordinator of the Product Design Career of the ORT Institute of Technology (1991 to 2007). Coordinator of the evaluation team of the Innovar Competition 2005 (National Contest of Innovative Products) – Secyt and National Design Program. He worked three years as an adviser to the Metropolitan Design Center of the Economic Development Secretariat of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. In 1998, he received the 1st prize for the Techno – Entrepreneur in the category of young entrepreneurs in the 7th edition of BBV – Banco Francés.