Frédérique Pain has been in charge of innovation and research at the Strate school of design since 2013. She focuses particularly on emerging technologies and sustainable development. In 2017, Frédérique Pain launched EXALT, a shared laboratory on the economic value of design and its value creation through experience, along with two reputed academic laboratories: the TelecomParisTech codesign lab, and the Polytechnic school’s CRG management research centre. She has joined the Committee of the Korian Foundation for Ageing Well to inject her modern and innovative outlook.
After graduating in the science sector with a Master’s degree from ENSAM Paris Tech, Frédérique Pain spent 15 years working in corporate telecommunications at Alcatel Lucent, Bell Laboratories and EADS, where she led a PhD research project. Her new challenge at Strate allows her to combine her interests for the human factor at the core of society, design and innovation, and to conduct research on artificial empathy and social robots. She is in charge of the Management by Design MBA, and of the Master’s degree in Innovation and Design, as well as industry partnerships and continuous education for companies.