The Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society will offer the opportunity to explore and compare the creative and innovative ecosystems of Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona from June 27th to July 13th 2019. The programme is jointly coordinated by the HEC Montreal and the University of Barcelona.

Participants will visit innovative companies and creative organisations and learn through interactive workshops and creative projects. This intensive two-week programme will also offer the opportunity to meet with influential leaders and thinkers, renowned designers, creators, innovators, academics, professionals and managers

“The experience of the Summer School is one in a lifetime: combines innovative learning, knowledge transfer and creation and unforgettable moments of leisure”, explained the academic coordinator in Barcelona, Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway. “The School contributes to the creation of a long lasting community formed by those professionals, students and academics that have participated over the last 10 editions. It is an investment in your professional future that will last forever. You won’t regret it!”, she added.

The programme is aimed at graduate students, decision-makers, university professors, consultants and professionals who wish to fast-track and fine-tune their creative skills; rethink, reinvent and rebuild their business models; unleash their creativity in a group environment; and make inroads into various global markets and build their international network.

Launched in 2009, the Summer School has inspired the creation of other schools on management of creativity and innovation in Europe, South America and Asia, and is considered as the international reference in the field of management of creativity and innovation.

The application deadline for students is April 15th 2019, while professionals may apply until April 30th 2019. Master and PhD students from the University of Barcelona seeking financial aid may apply for one of the scholarships available. Each scholarship covers the course tuition fees. Priority will be given to those applicants working on a topic clearly related to the summer school.