- Monday, June 29th
ECOSYSTEMS OF INNOVATION
- Tuesday, June 30th
RESILIENT FUTURES FOR CITIES
- Wednesday, July 1st
- Thursday, July 2nd
COMMUNITIES & MOBILITY
- Friday, July 3rd
AI, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES & THE PANDEMIC
The Summer School offers a unique opportunity to explore and compare three ecosystems of creative and innovative cities, Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona, and to draw inspiration from them on how to create environments that stimulate innovation.
This intensive two-week program offers a unique opportunity to compare the practices of creativity in diverse environments ranging from the scientific and industrial to the artistic.
Participants visit innovative companies and creative organizations, learn creativity methods through interactive workshops, and learn by doing by collaborating on creative projects. Participants also have a rare opportunity to meet with influential leaders and thinkers, renowned designers, creators, innovators, academics, professionals and managers from diverse backgrounds (new technologies, architecture, design, gastronomy, arts and entertainment, video game…).
This experience is an opportunity for you or your organization to strengthen your creative potential and to discover the key to improving your creative ability in order to better innovate. It is also a great opportunity to build an international community of creative and innovative leaders.
Don’t hesitate, come and enjoy this unique learning experience!
The Summer School is the flagship program of Mosaic, HEC Montréal’s Innovation & Creativity Hub. The Summer School is 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.
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.
Professor, Department of International Business, Co-director of Mosaic
Professor, Department of entrepreneurship and innovation, Co-director of Mosaic
Executive Director of Mosaic and Director, Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society
University of Barcelona
Professor, Department of Economics
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
The programme includes company visits, seminars, and projects. The Summer School is structured in challenges that become real team projects on which participants work to provide concrete solutions. The programme also includes many 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. As an example, for the 10th edition of the Summer School in 2018, the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Nathalie Bondil, was the keynote speaker at the Opening ceremony in Montreal while Ferran Adrià, the famous chef and founder of the Spanish molecular cuisine restaurant elBulli, spoke at the Closing ceremony in Barcelona.
Take a look at the program from the last edition.
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
Application deadline: June 17th, 2020
CA 4200$ (taxes included)
Registration deadline: June 17th, 2020
CA 2500$ (taxes included)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for scholarship application is on March 25th 2020. Please note that candidates already graduated will not be elegible 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:
Additional documents for graduate students
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec), H3T 2A7
Certificate of participation