A dynamic, interactive and interdisciplinary approach
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 includes company visits, seminars, and projects. These challenges are, for example, presented to participants by industry representatives. These challenges or problems become real team projects on which participants work to provide concrete solutions. The program 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.
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.