Jérémy Legardeur, Ph.D. and HDR (Habilité à Diriger les Recherches), currently works at ESTIA Institute of Technology, as full professor and is member of the IMS laboratory of Bordeaux University, France (UMR CNRS 5218). After obtaining a Master's degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the University of Montpellier in 1997, and a DEA in 1998 from the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble, he also obtained a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Grenoble National Polytechnic Institute (INP) in 2001 on the topic "methods and tools to assist innovation".

Since then, he has been interested in the field of innovative design, particularly in the processes of creativity, emergence and maturation of new ideas during the upstream phases of the development of innovative products and services, using a socio-technical approach based on action research within companies.

His work aims to show how the hybridization of existing approaches can support the collective and creative phases, from the idea to the use of products or services. In 20 years of scientific research, Jérémy Legardeur has published more than 120 articles in national and international conferences and journals.

He regularly intervenes as a coach and speaker in companies and is also the creator in 2007 of the international event "Les 24h de l'innovation®" (“The 24 Hours of Innovation®”: www.24h.estia.fr) of which 70 editions have been organized on 4 different continents and more than 40 countries (including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, Spain, Tunisia, UK, Uruguay, USA…), gathering nearly 25,000 participants from 300 schools and universities who worked in 24 hours on 1,000 topics proposed by 500 companies and various organizations.