Project Description

David Leal
Aalto Design Factory

David is a Mexican, living in Espoo, Finland for the past 7 years. Holds a Master Degree in Space Science and Technology from both the University of Luleå and Helsinki University of Technology (Now Aalto University). At the momen, he is running the electronic prototyping facilities at Aalto Design Factory (, a platform focusing on Innovation, co-creation and multidisciplinary education primarily in new product development working closely with industry partners including startups. He is also working towards finalizing his doctoral studies in distributed robotic fleet management taking into account energy constraints at the Automation and Systems Technology department of Aalto University school of Electrical Engineering. Concurrently, he has founded a startup company in space science and technology and enjoys working on “impossible projects” like creating a humanoid robot in 5 weeks, but also some relaxing activities such as fishing, playing golf and playing with his 1 year old son (and marveling at how he manages to learn such complex tasks like grasping, walking and figuring out life).