Francisco Ruiz

Francisco Ruiz started inventing as a child. His first invention (age four) was a toy flamethrower, whose components he planned to acquire through his mother (this was also his first failed proposal). Since then, he has been involved in multiple technologies, mostly dealing with energy, plus a flying car project and a novel for young adults. The IIT Invention Center, which he started in 1995 with FIPSE and NCIIA funding, teaches students how to come up with innovative ideas that they can develop into products.