The Summer School offers a unique and privileged opportunity for 60 participants from different countries and backgrounds to explore and compare two ecosystems in creative and innovative cities, Montreal and Barcelona, as well as to tap into new sources of inspiration on how to create environments that stimulate innovation.

The participants learn best practices on innovation through a privileged contact with influential leaders and thinkers, along the renowned creators, professionals and managers who have all made their mark in a variety of different fields (new technologies, design, architecture, gastronomy, performing arts, video games and so on). This is achieved through company visits, seminars, interactive workshops and co-creation projects.

With this experience, participants discover new techniques and management tools to facilitate innovation and creativity in businesses. From this diversity in action, participants generate a vibrant and enduring community, rich in new ideas, coupled with a collective desire to change the rules of the game and to break out of silos.

Upcoming information sessions at HEC Montréal,

3000, ch. de la Côte Sainte-Catherine:

Registration required :

Wednesday, January, 10 2018 Noon to 1 :00 pm Transcontinental Room 3rd floor (blue section)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Noon to 1 :00 pm Transcontinental Room 3e étage (blue section)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6 to 7 pm Transcontinental Room 3rd floor (blue section)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6 to 7 pm Transcontinental Room 3rd floor (blue section)

Thursday, February 8, 2018 Noon to 1 :00 pm Beijing Room3rd floor (blue section)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6 to 7 pm Beijing Room3rd floor (blue section) or 514 340 7193

  • Professionals
    Application deadline : April 30, 2018
    CA 8500$ (taxes included)
  • Graduate students
    Application deadline : February 24, 2018
    CA 5000$ (taxes included)
    Scholarships available

21 June – 9 July 2018

  • Week 1 → Montreal (21 au 29 juin)
  • Week 2 → Berlin (1 au 4 juillet)
  • Week 2 → Barcelona (5 au 9 juillet)



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Testimonial David Rollert

David Rollert, President & CEO at FLOE design + technologies, shares his experience at the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society!

Une école d’été qui mise sur la créativité et l’innovation

Thierry Haroun, journal Le Devoir

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Cirque du Soleil« A high quality truly inspiring program. The people I met, the presentations and the curriculum provided me with an enriching experience… I will recommend this program without hesitation to my colleagues, and to all those who are called upon to manage creative talents in their companies. »

Bernard PETIOT, Vice-President, Casting and performance
Cirque du Soleil

ubisoft« The diversity of the industries visited, of the participants, the cultures and the curriculum provided me with new perspectives on the management of the creative process… I can now better address the challenges encountered in my daily work. »

Stephan LOGIER, Director (design)

Eurovia - Vinci« Creativity is a key element of the develoment of companies. I acquired new management practices from a wide range of creative industries that I can apply to my work at Eurovia. It was an exceptional experience. »

Ivan DROUADAINE, Research Manager

Astral Radio« A unique experience… I was able to broaden my knowledge on the creative process and share and compare experiences with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Placing creativity at the heart of your organization can only be a winning situation. »

France GODARD, General Manager, National Sales ans Creative Media
Astral Radio

Réalisations« The Summer School approach is extremely valuable. It allows the cross-fertilization of ideas and competencies well beyond its 2-week duration. »

Roger PARENT, President

«One of the highlights of this experience is to get participants environment img_1296053064677 where  innovation and creativity happen [...] These movements generate emotion, arouse sharing, confronting the speeches to various sensations and allow thinking beyond simple representations.»

Gilles Garel, Teacher,
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers et École polytechnique

«This is in my opinion like being part of a big family wich member have completelyActivar-logo-Web-RGB-e1431543115305 unique and different experiences. If I ever feel that my business or I need mentoring or counseling, I know that Mosaic will always be there.»

Matthieu Mault, President,

«It also gave me new ideas to implement in my business  innovative processeslogo-ireq-Blanc. My  promotion colleagues brought me a new vision and tools that I have not in my network [...] The interaction between students , teachers and professionals, it allowed something ... magical.»

Mylène Mastrotefano, Legal and Intellectual Property Advisor,

Hydro Quebec - Ireq (research institut of Hydro - Quebec)

«I found there not only friends but business partners.The people with whom I create businesses347386
today shares the same physical space than us ! So our summer school relationship went really far, it's been like a business incubation space, but also friendship. During the summer school , there are several people that not work in the same industry than you and this is what makes the whole point of the concept.»

Yves Lapierre, Founder and Administrative Counsel President ,

FLOE design + technologies INC.



At the summer school, we learn by doing. We play. We experiment. We observe. We shape. We encourage people to think outside the box. We embrace creativity.



People can leverage their differences to become better thinkers, better leaders, better creators, and better innovators. We believe in combining disciplines, approaches, and view points. We embrace diversity.



Human values are at the heart of our approach. We listen to each other. We help each other. We inspire each other. We learn from each other. Producing the best solution to the most complex challenges is best achieved together. We celebrate collaboration.

Who should attend

  • Professionals and decision-makers
  • Management consultants
  • Professors and researchers
  • Graduate students

Key benefits

  • Learn innovation skills and best practices
  • Rethink business models and strategies
  • Develop your creative skills
  • Learn by doing: collaborate on interdisciplinary team projects
  • Become part of an international community of passionate & creative people