Dates:
June 23rd to July 8th, 2022
June 23rd – July 1st: Montreal
July 4th – 8th: Barcelona
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Language: English

Fees:
  Professionals: CAD 8,500 (taxes included)
  Non-profit organisations, academics & the public sector: 6,750 CAD (including taxes)
  Students: CAD 5,000 (taxes included) 
Registration deadline: 
April 6th, 2022 (graduate students)
May 1st, 2022 (Non-profit organisations, academics & the public sector)
May 1st, 2022 (professionals)

An international reference in the field of creativity and innovation management, the 14th edition of the Montreal-Barcelona Summer School offers its participants a unique and inspiring experience through a new way to learn. 

Join us to co-create an enriching, human, inspiring and collaborative experience!

The Summer School faculty members are innovative and have in-depth understanding of current management practices. Leaders from creative companies and prestigious speakers from a wide array of sectors supplement the faculty. The program also builds on the experience of its participants, drawing out the experience of those in the class to illustrate learnings and facilitating the link between theory and practice.

The Summer School allows a mix of graduate students, decision-makers, university professors, consultants and professionals to immerse themselves in different ecosystems in order to analyze innovation processes in a comparative way.

The program will include lectures, seminars, roundtables, visits, keynote speakers , and challenges or team projects. These challenges are submitted by industry representatives. These challenges or problems become real team projects on which participants work to provide concrete solutions. The program also includes interactive workshops to foster collaboration, experimentation and creativity.

The Summer School also facilitates exchanges between participants and enables participants to meet renowned creators, professors and creative managers in a privileged way, during events or conferences.

Participants discover new ways of doing business in a fast paced, friendly and collaborative environment. At the end of the program, Summer School participants become part of an international community of creative and innovative leaders.

Team

The Summer School is the flagship program of Mosaic, HEC Montréal’s Innovation & Creativity Hub, co-directed by Patrick Cohendet and Laurent Simon, both professors at HEC Montréal.

Since its launch in 2009, the Summer School has benefited from the enthusiastic support of HEC Montréal, the University of Barcelona and the Government of Quebec, as well as that of many partners and collaborators.

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.

Patrick Cohendet

Laurent Simon

Lucy Stojak

Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway

Manel González-Piñero

HEC Montréal
Professor, Department of International Business, Co-director of Mosaic

HEC Montréal
Professor, Department of entrepreneurship and innovation, Co-director of Mosaic

HEC Montréal
Executive Director of Mosaic and Director, Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society

University of Barcelona
Professor, Department of Economics

Technical University of Catalonia
Head of Innovation at CREB-UPC (Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering),
Adjunct Professor, Department of Economy, University of Barcelona

The Summer School allows a mix of graduate students, decision-makers, university professors, consultants and professionals to immerse themselves in different ecosystems in order to analyze innovation processes in a comparative way.

Participants discover new ways of doing business in a fast paced, friendly and collaborative environment. At the end of the program, Summer School participants become part of an international community of creative and innovative leaders.

SUMMER SCHOOL IS

  • A journey of personal and professional discovery with 70 participants from various backgrounds (academic, industrial and institutional) and from around the world
  • An immersion of 15 days in two cities, Montreal and Barcelona, known for their energy and creativity (visits to innovative companies and creative organizations, creativity workshops, etc.)
  • A rare opportunity to meet and exchange with renowned designers, academics and creativity managers from diverse backgrounds (new technologies, design, architecture, gastronomy, arts and entertainment, video games … )
  • A unique chance to step back from your day-to-day activities, to gain perspective, to listen and to share ideas

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

  • – Professionals and decision-makers
  • – Management consultants
  • – Professors and researchers
  • – Graduate students of various disciplines

WHY PARTICIPATE

  • Experiment with best practices in creativity to innovate
  • Learn to implement new forms of value creation
  • Share a collective creative experience
  • Join an international community

Lectures & Seminars – Deepen your knowledge on management of creativity & the economics of innovation

Conferences with practitioners – Meet & exchange online with leaders from creative companies and organizations from a wide array of sectors (new technologies, design, gastronomy, arts and entertainment, video game…)

Workshops – Foster collaboration, experimentation and a hands-on approach to creativity

Keynote addresses – Discuss with influential thinkers in the field of management

Team Challenges – Participants will collaborate across disciplines on Challenges and learn to produce quality work in a distributed environment. Coaches from industry & academia will support each team.

Take a look at the preliminary program

  • Week 1: June 23th to July 1st

    • Thursday, June 23rd
      INTRODUCTION / TEAM PROJECTS & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
      HEC Montréal
      Experiment with the creative economy through a Design Thinking workshop.
      With P. Cohendet, L. Simon, L. Stojak, M. Pareja-Eastaway, N. Billou
    • 6@8 New Business Models in Creative Industries
      Discussion with Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Professor at the École Polytechnique de Paris, Head of the Innovation and Regulation in Digital Services Department.
      The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception.

    • Friday, June 24th
      NATURE, DIVERSITY & SOCIAL INCLUSION
      A Space for Life
      Learn how to design and implement living spaces for the public in tune with nature. How can nature and A Space for Life better accompany citizens in a society in transition.
      With C.M. Brunelle, A. Charpentier (tbc)

    • Saturday, June 25th
      THE CREATIVE SOCIETY & THE ECONOMY OF INNOVATION
      HEC Montréal
      Understand the creative economy, its theoretical foundations, and key issues. Experience the creative economy through creative workshops. Apply your creativity in the famous omelette competition!
      With P. Cohendet, L. Simon

    • Sunday, June 26th
      TEAM PROJECTS / DISCOVERING MONTREAL!
      Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)

    • Monday, June 27th
      THE HEALTH CARE ECOSYSTEM, AI, DATA & INTELECTUAL PROPERTY CHUM (tbc) Health innovation ecosystems: comparing the ecosystems of Barcelona, Strasbourg, Lille, and Montreal. New models of open innovation labs. Creativity, innovation, and intellectual property in medical research. Telemedicine and its impact on the practice of medicine
      With K. Malas, C.E. Aubin, A. Le Bouthillier, Y. Lapierre, N. Tremblay, B. Kilic, R. Thirsk (tbc)

    • Tuesday, June 28th
      ART, CULTURE & CREATIVITY
      École nationale de cirque (ENC) + TOHU Tradition and novelty at the ENC.
      Discover the innovative ecosystem around the Cirque du Soleil. Discover La TOHU, an example of sustainable development through culture. Art therapy: the example of Transition Space at the Museum.
      With B. Petiot, P. Aubertin, E. Bochud, S. Lavoie, E. Turkina, P. Garel

    • Wednesday, June 29th
      TEAM PROJECTS / CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
      HEC Montréal + Ubisoft Montréal (tbc)
      Understand the management of creative processes, collaborative management, and the role of knowledge communities in the world’s largest video game studio.
      With L. Simon, J. Laferrière (tbc)

    • Thursday, June 30th
      SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY & ENERGY
      The future of sustainable mobility and transportation: Desirable goals and inspiring projects.
      With E. Grab, S. Brochu (tbc)

      • Friday, July 1st
        SO, WHAT’S NEXT?
        Maison de l’innovation sociale
        Lessons learned and feedback from week 1. Team Project updates.
    • Departure for Barcelona!

  • Week 2: July 4th to 8th

    • Monday, July 4th
      TBA

    • Tuesday, July 5th
      TBA

    • Wednesday, July 6th
      DAY OFF

    • Thursday, July 7th
      TBA

    • Friday, July 8th
      TBA

The Summer School faculty members are innovative and have in-depth understanding of current management practices. Leaders from creative companies and prestigious speakers from a wide array of sectors supplement the faculty. The programme also builds on the experience of its participants, drawing out the experience of those in the class to illustrate learnings and facilitating the link between theory and practice.

You can check the complete list of lecturers HERE.

“The Summer School is not just a course on creativity, it is a complete experience that integrates learning at various levels, with a powerful level of academic/ theoretical thought and a development that intensively encourages exchange with the rest of the group.

Through the different activities, you learn how to connect and experience new skills and techniques that push you to limits you would not otherwise reach. You discover and question yourself on a very personal level, and this makes you get to know yourself better little by little.

One of the most remarkable riches is also the diversity of the group members that make up the Summer School. The multiple nationalities and origins, the ages and the professional and personal backgrounds of each one are connected and exchanged with such a harmony and depth that it multiplies the experience and the value of the course”

Araceli Antón, Master’s degree in Cultural Management student at the University of Barcelona

“The Summer School allowed me to experience creative and innovative environments far from my daily life. In addition, I got to know the intimacies of leading projects in the world. The familiar atmosphere with the classmates and the proximity of the participating experts complete the programme even more, because future professional networks arise from those friendships. May I repeat?”

Francesc Benlliure, Project Manager in Knowledge Transfer at Fundació Bosch i Gimpera

“My experience at the Summer School was more than satisfactory! It is not only about what you can learn or live there, which is also important, but also the human value added that last longer”

Merce Bernardo, Associate Professor at the Department of Business of the University of Barcelona

“I cannot imagine a better experience than the Summer School on Management of Creativity 2018! I had great excitement about the opportunity to be a part of it, but participation in the summer school exceeded every expectation. It allowed me to meet extraordinarily talented and very kind people, visit exceptional companies and unique places. It was entirely hands-on learning by applying new approaches and diverse perspectives”

Alina Fesenko, PhD in Business student at the University of Barcelona

“A learning and life experience I will never forget. You have contact with lecturers, professionals and students from all over the world who are tackling problems through innovation”

Cristian Granados, Professor and Consultant in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tecnológico de Monterrey

“Cooking omelettes, making acrobatics, designing premium toilettes, checking out motorbikes, having awesome paella and how innovation and creativity plays a part in all of these, it was just a wonderful experience. Two of the most liveable and innovative cities I have ever been. Learning together with people from diverse personal and professional background was very enriching”

Julio Quintana, Distributed Energy Consultant at ENGIE

“The best way to learn how to manage creativity is mixing a multicultural group of professionals in two of the most creative and innovative cities in the world. A unique experience on how to manage real projects in a creative industry and learning how to transform organizations with new perspectives. Totally recommended!

It’s an opportunity to learn how creativity and innovation can transform an organization. The variety of professional backgrounds, ideas exchange and diverse activities gave us the tools to better address processes in our working environment”

Catalina Vargas, Professor at the Innovation Department of the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

“I participated in the 2012 edition with a scholarship from the University of Barcelona. The academic team of Mosaic-HEC Montreal and the University of Barcelona put forward an incredible program where the interactions of participants, presentations, visits and activities served to gain a unique perspective on the management of creativity in a dialogue between creative disciplines (Music, theater, video games, gastronomy, communication, etc.) and its urban setting (Montreal and Barcelona)”

Juan Vidaechea, Cultural Manager

Professionals
Application deadline: May 1st, 2022
CAD 8500 (taxes included)

Graduate students
Registration deadline: March 25th, 2022
CAD 5000 (taxes included)

Non-profit organisations, academics & the public sector
Application deadline: May 1st, 2022
CAD 6750 (taxes included)

Scholarships

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. Applicants should send (i) CV, (ii) letter of interest and (iii) a support letter from their supervisor or a professor to business.school@ub.edu. The deadline for scholarship application is on April 6th 2022. Please note that candidates already graduated will not be eligible to apply for scholarships.

Priority will be given to those working on a clearly related topic. Awarded students will be required to apply to the Summer School following the instructions published on the “Apply now” section.

APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN

In order to submit your application you need to fill out the following online form:

Application documents

  1. Letter of interest (PDF – maximum 500 words). Briefly stat why you wish to participate in the program and the benefits for you and your organization/institution
  2. Curriculum vitae (PDF)
  3. Digital photograph HD (JPG). This picture will be used in the biography document.

Additional documents for graduate students

  1. Reference letter. One (1) letter of reference from a professor to be sent directly by the referee to lucy.stojak@hec.ca
  2. Official transcripts from all universities attended should be enclosed and sent to:

HEC Montréal
Lucy Stojak
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec), H3T 2A7

Certificate of participation

  • – A certificate of participation, jointly issued by HEC Montréal and the University of Barcelona, will be awarded upon completion of the programme.

Important notes

  • – There are a limited number of places for this programme.
  • – It is incumbent upon each applicant to ensure that his/her file is complete.
  • – Applications which are inc- omplete or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • – Applications are reviewed by a Selection Committee. The Selection Committee decisions are final.